The PASCO story

Over 50 years of commitment to science education, born from a science fair project.

Paul A. Stokstad
Founder

Many years ago, PASCO was born from a science fair project. So hands-on, inquiry-based science is built into our company DNA. Very simply, our mission is to provide educators worldwide with innovative ways to teach and learn science.

PASCO started in my college dorm room, grew to my family’s garage, and ultimately to our headquarters here in Roseville, California. It has been quite a journey, and so very rewarding to work with talented educators on every continent.

Today PASCO has become the global leader in developing technology-based solutions for hands-on science, serving educators and students in more than 100 countries around the world. We have worked with individual teachers to transform what happens in their classroom, and with ministries of education to transform education for an entire country. And our solutions continue to be the first-choice of science and engineering programs at universities around the world.

It’s been a long time since that science fair project. But I can still remember that thrill of discovery, and my great wish is that we can help all students have the opportunity of an authentic science experience, at every age and in every country. We hope you will give us the privilege to work with you.

On behalf of our entire team of almost 200 teachers, researchers, engineers and professionals at PASCO, and our Global Science Education Partners around the world, I thank you for your dedication to science education. We stand ready to help you inspire the next generation of avid science learners, and support you in shaping your science program for the 21st century.

Paul's science fair project

The PASCO Mission

"Providing educators worldwide with innovative technology and solutions for teaching science and our full support of those solutions in schools."

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