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Do you have lab equipment that you would like to donate? We are currently collecting lab equipment and supplies for Van Nuys Magnet School:

  • Electronic Balance
  • Dry bath
  • Water bath
  • Hot plates
  • Microcentrifuges
  • Stirring hot plate
  • Micropipettes
  • pH meter
  • Petri dishes
  • Weight boats
  • Test tube racks
  • Microcentrifuge racks

Please fill in this survey for equipment donation and we will be in touch to schedule an equipment pick-up! Please note that we only accept items that are functional and in working conditions. If you are unsure if your item will be useful or accepted, you are welcome to fill in the survey or email us, and we will check it with the school teachers and get back to you.

Thank you for joining us in making hands-on science education accessible for everyone.


If you would like to make a monetary contribution towards making science education more accessible, you can donate to LEAP through Caltech Y! A donation of any amount will help make opportunities of a STEM education more widely available. We will only use the fund to purchase the lab equipment and supplies requested by the school teachers.

Note: please indicate "for LEAP use only" under Apply My Donation To section.

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We welcome everyone at the Caltech community to join our LEAP project to make a real-life impact on public high school science education. Whether you are an undergrad, grad student, postdoc, staff, faculty, or alum, you can help! We are looking for people who are interested in helping us campaign for lab equipment donation on campus, especially those who have connections across labs, specific building floors, or divisions.

We expect a time commitment of about 1-3 hours a week. Reasonable time commitment, lasting impact! Fill in this survey for volunteering, and you will hear from us soon!


Contact us

Got other questions or thoughts?

Contact us at leap[at]caltech[dot]edu or find us on Twitter @CaltechLEAP.