Page Navigation

UCSF Navigation

Science and Health Education Partnership

SEP Navigation

SEP in the News

Archives of SEP related News Articles:

High School Students Learning Stem Cell Research: The Future's Bright for Stem Cell Therapies (Video)
Six of SEP's 2013 High School Interns were sponsored by CIRM (California Insitute for Regenerative Medicine) and worked in Stem Cell Related laboratories.

Estudiante Latina de Secundaria Fija su Interés en Células Madre / Latina High School Student Sets Her Sights on Stem Cells (Video)

La formación de la próxima generación de científicos expertos en la investigacion con células madre es una misión importante para la Agencia de Células Madre de California (CIRM). Este video cuenta con Jazmin Penado... /Training the next generation of stem cell scientists is an important mission for California’s stem cell agency. This video features Jazmin Penado...

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


Summer Programs Give High School Students a Firsthand Learning Experience

Serena Lau spent up to four hours a day for eight weeks this summer traveling between her Sunnyvale home and San Francisco to participate in a UCSF science internship program.

High School Interns Explore Careers in Science with UCSF Summer Program

Gabby Flores didn't speak much English before arriving to the U.S from El Salvador just before starting high school, but science was one way of bridging that language gap.

Summer Internships Encourage High School Students to Pursue Careers in Science

Andrea Lopez knows that she could easily be doomed by her demographic: She is 17, Latina and the mother of a baby boy. Statistics say it’s likely she’ll never finish high school. Lopez says otherwise. She decided not to let statistics dictate her future. Not only did she stay in school, Lopez recently completed the 2012 High School Summer Intern Program run by the Science & Health Education Partnership (SEP) at UCSF.

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. Now her dream has been resurrected. Chanelle is one of 20 students from public schools in San Francisco who completed the High School Summer Internship Program run by UCSF’s Science & Health Education Partnership (SEP).

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....

The 1st International Teacher-Scientist Partnership Conference organized by SEP drew more than 400 people!

To find out more visit Presentation slides can be downloaded on the program page.

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.


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...

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...