About

GSK Science in the Summer™ is a free summer education program that aims to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers through community partnerships. 

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Sponsored by GSK and offered in partnership with The Franklin Institute, the goal of this program is to increase children’s value of and confidence in doing science and pursuing STEM careers. 
The 2020 program theme is Be a Chemist!

Meet Our Team

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Julia Skolnik

Program Director

Julia Skolnik, MSEd is the Assistant Director of Professional Development at The Franklin Institute. In partnership with GSK, she directs the vision and implementation of GSK Science in the Summer™ in alignment with the program goals.

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Tara Cox

Senior Content Manager

Tara Cox is the Senior Manager of Professional Development at The Franklin Institute. She oversees the development of trainings, facilitation strategies, and program content for GSK Science in the Summer™.

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Andrea Foster

Program Manager

Andrea Foster is a Program Manager at The Franklin Institute. She manages GSK Science in the Summer™ program content, websites, implementation, and communication with all national and Philadelphia area program partners.

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Emily Early

Program Manager

Emily Early is a Program Manager at The Franklin Institute. Emily manages systems, finances, and conferences for GSK Science in the Summer™. 

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Casi Herrera

Network Support

Casi Herrera is the Educational Programs Manager at the National Girls Collaborative and Network Support for GSK Science in the Summer™. She supports the national network and implementation of the program. 

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Rachel Castro-Diephouse

Manager of Curriculum Resources

Rachel Castro-Diephouse is the Manager of Curriculum Resources at The Franklin Institute. Rachel leads the development of GSK Science in the Summer™ curriculum and accompanying resources, as well as trains participating sites in the program. 

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GSK Science in the Summer, in partnership with The Franklin Institute