Recognizing Progress in an Unprecedented Year

Thursday, December 3, 2020 | Virtual

California Life Sciences AssociationCalifornia Life Sciences Association

Elizabeth Schar Life Sciences Educator


The UCSF Science & Health Education Partnership (SEP) supports science in San Francisco’s public schools, builds interest in life science careers among K-12 students, and connects the life science community with the public. Founded more than 30 years ago, 21,000 SFUSD students benefit from enriched science learning opportunities in SEP programs each year. SEP’s summer programs introduce high school students from backgrounds underrepresented in the sciences to careers in life sciences and help them understand the path to these careers. In addition to our work with public school teachers and students, SEP leads the Bay Area Science Festival, an annual 10-day STEM celebration that connects more than 50,000 people with the educational, cultural, and corporate institutions leading the science that drive our region’s economy.