Bloomington, IN

The George E. Archer Foundation has made a grant of $5,000 to fund the establishment of the Al Ruesink College Internship Program at the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology WonderCamp in Bloomington, Indiana.  This college internship program will honor the memory of Al Ruesink, a longstanding member and officer of the Archer Foundation Board.  Having joined the faculty of Indiana University in 1967 Dr. Ruesink research addressed how plant cell walls grow and develop but soon found that teaching young people became his first love.  Prior to his official retirement in 2012, he taught more than 14,000 students and wrote over 2,700 letters of recommendation.  

Alison Pitt, Development Director at WonderLab had this to say:  "I want to say thank you to The George E. Archer Foundation for supporting the education of local youth during WonderCamp through the establishment of the Al Ruesink College Internship Program.  Your first donation of $5,000 is a generous investment in children in south-central Indiana, as well as college students who will receiveing stipends.  We are beyond enthusiastic to report back on the effect this program has both on college-aged students and those they will serve."

About The George E. Archer Foundation: The George E. Archer Foundation is an independent private foundation established in 1984 and based in Bloomington, Indiana.  For more information, visit