SEP in the News:
The 1st International Teacher-Scientist Partnership Conference organized by SEP drew more than 400 people!
To find out more visit http://itspconference.org. Presentation slides can be downloaded on the program page.
SEP's High School Intern Program Receives the 2011 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring
President Obama named nine individuals and eight organizations recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. The University of California, San Francisco- Science & Health Education Partnership - High School Intern Program was one of the recipients. SEP received their award at a White House ceremony in December 2011.
- For the full press release go to: President Obama Honors Outstanding Science, Math, and Engineering Mentors
The Bay Area Science Festival Hits it Out of the Park!
The Bay Area Science Festival was a great success, with partners from all across the Bay Area coming together for the Discovery Days finale on November 6th, 2011! The event drew over 20,000 people from all around the Bay Area to AT&T Park, where they enjoyed over 170 hands-on-science exhibits and performances.
- Click here to read more from the San Francisco Chronicle Bay Area Science Festival hits it out of the park
- For related news, go to the UCSF News Center
UCSF Summer Interns Gain Glimpse of a Scientific Future
For as long as she can remember, 17-year-old Chanelle Dorton has wanted to be a crime scene investigator. She put aside that notion, however, after she failed a few science classes and kept missing school to take care of younger siblings.
- For the full story, go to the UCSF News Center
- Click here for more about the High School Internship Program
Students excited about UCSF science program
Many high school student may be heading into summer with dreams of vacation, but some San Francisco students have something else filling their imagination. There is a special joint program between UCSF and the San Francisco Unified School District.....
- For the full story watch see the KGO news segment
- Click here for more information about our classroom-based partnership programs
UCSF Scientists Partner with Public Schools
Eleven-year-old Joseph Bohan sat at the back of a classroom sucking the air out of a plastic container and watching a balloon inside inflate by some invisible force, when an observer suggested it looks like magic. He narrowed his eyes and looked disgusted. "Not magic," Joseph said with disdain. "It's air pressure." There was an unsaid "idiot" on the end of that sentence, for sure...
- Click here to read more from article in the San Francisco Chronicle
Institute Takes Fear Out of Teaching Elementary School Science
More than 100 elementary school teachers from the San Francisco Unified School District came together this summer to get hands-on experience on using science kits in their classrooms, through a program run by the University of California, San Francisco and funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute...