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Rocket science? For these kids, pressure is fun

Every good scientific exploration starts with questions, and at UCSF’s 2017 Summer Science Camp, the recent “bottle rocket engineering and launch day” was no different.

The camp’s nearly 50 fifth- and sixth-graders started the morning in a classroom on the Parnassus campus, discussing pictures displayed on the large screen: a car with a sloped roof and a rear spoiler, a kite aloft, a runner with an open parachute tied to his back.

Camp founder continues quest to bring science to kids

As a first-year UCSF PharmD student, Heather Hertema, PharmD ’10, had a big idea: a free summer camp for kids who might not otherwise be exposed to the creative problem-solving and making-things-explode fun of science. 

A decade of launching rockets, cardboard boats—and kids into STEM

Ten years ago, at the inaugural UCSF Summer Science Camp, 10-year-old Najwa Anasse held a human brain in her hands—an “Aha!” experience that set her career path.

“I thought, ‘Oh my god, I want to study this.’ I was so excited,” says Anasse, who grew up in San Francisco’s Excelsior District and was a fifth grader at Alice Fong Yu Elementary School at the time.

NIH training grant supports device innovation at UCSF

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) has awarded the UCSF Department of Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences (BTS) and the UCSF Department of Surgery a five-ye

UCSF School of Pharmacy celebrates commencement 2017

The UCSF School of Pharmacy conferred the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree on 120 graduates at its 2017 commencement on May 19 at Louise Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco.

Grad Slam 2017 winners

The third annual Grad Slam, held March 16, featured 10 UCSF graduate students competing to inform and entertain with three-minute science talks based on their own research. Their subjects ranged from the genetics of aging to the rewiring of injured neural circuits to spinal changes in astronauts.

Desai keynotes BioEHSC 2017

Professor and department chair Tejal Desai, PhD, had the honor of keynoting the 2017 Bioengineering High School Competition (BioEHSC) held recently at UC Berkeley. BioEHSC is hosted annually by the Bioengineering Honor Society (BioEHS) at Berkeley. Desai’s lecture, entitled “My Fantastic Voyage: A Convergence of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology,” captivated the sold-out crowd with dreams for their own future scientific adventures.

Huang is 2017 Li Foundation Fellow

The UCSF Department of Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences is pleased to announce the selection of Xiao Huang, PhD, as our 2017 Li Foundation Fellow. In addition to the prestige of the award, the selection carries a $31,500 stipend.

Frear solves medication problems at the systems level

With a pharmacist dad and a degree in biochemistry, Meghan Frear was certain that pharmacy school was a perfect fit for her. However, she says, “When I first entered UCSF, I could not have articulated for you that I wanted to be a systems-level pharmacist.” “In undergrad I took an economics of health care course, which sounds so nerdy,” Frear recalls. “But that's what really got me excited—there are these big problems and there are ways that we can solve them [despite] limited resources, and I can do this with pharmacy.”

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