Fairmount Center
Science and Mathematics Education

The Fairmount Center was created by Wichita State University in the summer of 1995 to serve as a resource for K-12 science and math education.

The Center operates the Lake Afton Public Observatory, runs the Kansas Science Olympiad, hosts the Kansas Academy of Science's Kansas Junior Academy of Science and coordinates the JASON Project in Kansas. Click on one of the logos to visit the site of your choice or explore other offerings of the Fairmount Center. In addition, the Center was proud to have been responsible for the organization of the National Science Science Olympiad Tournament which was hosted by Wichita State in May, 2007.



Science Presentations in Your Classroom Science Activities for your Classroom
Lake Afton Public Observatory School Programs Math Activities for your Classroom
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream & More! Kansas Science and Mathematics Teachers Resource Manual
Science & Math Links Calculator Based Labs and TI-83 Graphing Calculators


Position Available

Assistant Director, WSU Fairmount Center for Science and Mathematics Education.

Do you like using science and math to inspire students to discover more about the world around them? If so, a position with the WSU Fairmount Center may be for you. The Centerís Assistant Director has responsibility for: organizing the Kansas Junior Academy of Science state-wide competition; organizing WSUís JASON Days event; assisting with the state Kansas Science Olympiad tournament; making classroom presentations on various science topics to K-12 students; overseeing the Centerís lending library of math and science kits; and assisting with other Center activities. This full time position is expected to begin on September 1st. For a complete list of responsibilities, required and preferred qualifications, and information related to the application process, go to: https://jobs.wichita.edu/ . Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Board of Regents policy.  Wichita State University is an AA/EOE employer.

Fairmount Center Background Information


The Fairmount Center for Science & Mathematics Education offers lending kits & classroom presentations to area teachers.  Click on the Math and Science Activity links in the above table to find out more or call 316-978-3191!

The CBL equipment, along with FOSS Kits, and additional math lending kits that the Fairmount Center lends out to teachers were purchased with a grant from The Boeing Company.

This page is maintained by the Wichita State University Fairmount Center for Science and Mathematics Education. You can contact us at 316-978-3191 or you can contact a staff member directly via e-mail by clicking on the person's name below.


LAST UPDATED 06/16/2014