AZ STEM Education Donations

If you have any questions about the donation process after reading through the FAQ section below, please contact Alok Patel at (302) 452-1104 or alok.patel@delawarebio.org.

 

For those interested in receiving lab materials:

Who is eligible to receive lab materials?

All Delaware public high schools under the following school districts are eligible to receive lab equipment:

  • Appoquinimink Sch. Dist.
  • Brandywine Sch. Dist.
  • Caesar Rodney Sch. Dist.
  • Cape Henlopen Sch. Dist.
  • Capital Sch. Dist.
  • Christina Sch. Dist.
  • Colonial Sch. Dist.
  • Delmar Sch. Dist.
  • Indian River Sch. Dist.
  • Lake Forest Sch. Dist.
  • Laurel Sch. Dist.
  • Milford Sch. Dist.
  • NCC Votech
  • Polytech Sch. Dist.
  • Red Clay Sch. Dist.
  • Seaford Sch. Dist.
  • Smyrna Sch. Dist.
  • Sussex Technical Sch. Dist.
  • Woodbridge Sch. Dist.

Delaware Colleges and Universities will be independently contacted as more sophisticated equipment may become available.

Can individual public schools make requests?

No. The lab material requests must be made by the Delaware public school districts. Individual public schools must contact their district superintendent to make a request for lab materials, which will then be submitted to us to process.

Are charter high schools eligible to receive lab materials?

Yes. As charter high schools do not fall under the above mentioned school districts they are eligible to receive lab materials and equipment if their Head of School is to sign the Materials Donation Agreement provided by Alok Patel, marketing coordinator for the Delaware BioScience Association. Alok can be reached at (302) 452-1104 or alok.patel@delawarebio.org. Once a signed Materials Donation Agreement is signed and returned to Alok Patel, the charter high school will receive an inventory list and a request form via e-mail. The form is to be filled out and returned to Lois Lazor at lazorla@verizon.net. The order will then be processed, and the charter high school will be notified when they can pick up the lab supplies.

Are private schools eligible to receive lab materials?

No. Private schools are not eligible to receive the donated lab materials.

What does a school district need to do to receive lab supplies?

The superintendent of each school district must sign a copy of the Materials Donation Agreement provided by Alok Patel, marketing coordinator for the Delaware BioScience Association. Alok can be reached at (302) 452-1104 or alok.patel@delawarebio.org. Once a signed Materials Donation Agreement is signed and returned to Alok Patel, the school district will receive an inventory list and a request form via e-mail. The form is to be filled out and returned to Lois Lazor at lazorla@verizon.net. The order will then be processed, and the school district will be notified when they can pick up the lab supplies.

What is the Materials Donation Agreement?

The Materials Donation Agreement is the contract between the school district and the Delaware Technology Park, which outlines the terms and conditions of lab material donation. A signed Materials Donation Agreement must be approved by the Delaware Technology Park before a school district can make a request for materials.

Have any school districts already submitted a Materials Donation Agreement?

Yes. For a complete list of school districts who have already submitted a Materials Donation Agreement please see below.

  • Appoquinimink Sch. Dist.
  • Brandywine Sch. Dist.
  • Cape Henlopen Sch. Dist.
  • Christina Sch. Dist.
  • Laurel Sch. Dist.
  • NCC Votech Sch. Dist.
  • Polytech Sch. Dist.
  • Red Clay Sch. Dist.
  • Seaford Sch. Dist.
  • Smyrna Sch. Dist.
  • Sussex Technical Sch. Dist.

Who from the school districts should submit a Materials Donation Agreement form?

The superintendent from the school district must sign the Materials Donation Agreement. If interested in receiving supplies please contact your school district superintendent. For a complete list of Delaware public schools superintendents and their contact information, please see below.

What types of items are available?

A wide array of lab materials and equipment are available including: beakers, graduated cylinders, lab coats, test tubes, thermometers etc. A full inventory list will be provided to interested school after a Materials Donation Agreement is signed (for information about the Materials Donation Agreement please see above).

Is there a limit to how much a district can request?

There is no pre-established limit on the number of materials that a district can request. It is asked that school districts be mindful when they are filling out their requests that there are several school districts that wish to receive materials. The Delaware Technology Park reserves the right to limit the number of materials received by the district if it feels the district’s request was too large. The size of the district and number of schools within the district requesting materials will all be taken into consideration when deciding if the size of the request is too large.


For those interested in donating lab materials:

Is the Delaware Technology Park accepting lab materials from companies?

Yes. The Delaware Technology Park welcomes donation of lab materials and/or equipment from other companies but the materials and/or equipment must be either be new/unused or fully decontaminated before acceptance. No chemicals will be accepted for high schools.

How do I donate lab materials?

Contact Alok Patel, marketing coordinator at the Delaware BioScience Association, about materials you would like to donate. Alok can be reached at (302) 452-1104 or alok.patel@delawarebio.org.

What types of materials are appropriate to donate?

Any research lab materials that are in good working condition may be donated. If you have any question about materials you wish to donate contact Alok Patel, marketing coordinator at the Delaware BioScience Association. Alok can be reached at (302) 452-1104 or alok.patel@delawarebio.org.