GSK Science in the Summer™ is a free summer education program that aims to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers by providing opportunities for children to embody science careers, think scientifically, practice authentic science techniques, and have fun! 

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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, through a network of community based organizations.


The 2020 program theme was Be a Chemist! The 2021 program theme will be made available in spring of 2021.

Meet Our Team

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Andrea Foster

Senior Program Manager

Andrea Foster is the Senior Manager of Programs at The Franklin Institute. She leads GSK Science in the Summer™ program management, websites, implementation, and communication with all national and Philadelphia area program partners.

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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.