The 3 Sigma Institute was founded in 2002 to address the complex societal
and environmental issues facing us today. The Institute is a 501(c)(3)
corporation, located in Corvallis, Oregon, that receives funding from
private and public sources.
The 3 Sigma Institute was founded in 2002 to promote science education
and research. The 3 Sigma Institute helps people to navigate choices by
promoting an understanding of science in everyday life.
3 Sigma has the following objectives:
- The general purpose of the Institute is to operate solely and exclusively
as a charitable and educational organization to foster a scientific
understanding of how human decisions affect natural resources and the
quality of life.
- Advance public education and enlightenment concerning the world's
- Provide an independent forum (from government & academia) for an
interchange of scientific ideas and data.
- Develop and encourage science as a discipline by supporting student
education and research.
- Encourage and evaluate educational, scientific, and technological
development and advancement in all branches of science.
- Encourage knowledgeable management of natural resources and ecosystems,
and promote a sustainable economy.
What we do
- Promote and organize science events such as workshops, symposia, and
- We offer hands on workshops to high school teachers and other interested
- Support student projects and participation in scientific meetings.
- Develop educational materials.
- Provide computer instruction and access to spatial data sets.
- Provide assistance with data analysis & management.
- Provide grant writing assistance.
- Perform community outreach to promote sound stewardship of natural
- Conduct research and provide student intern positions.
Board of Directors
Ralph Garono, Ph.D.
David Hackleman, Ph.D.
Colette Barron, J.D.
Greta Boye, M.S.