Mark Dresser, PhD ’00, credits his mother, a church secretary, and father, an insurance underwriter, for his empathy and strong work ethic, but a career in science seemed out of reach while he was growing up. “I thought that was only for people from families with backgrounds in science,” he said.
Through a $74M, 16-year investment, Amgen Scholars Program will partner with 24 top educational and research institutions worldwide.
It is a fall tradition for the UC San Francisco Graduate Division to recruit new students at the annual conference held by SACNAS, the non-profit Society for the Advancement of Native Americans and Chicanos in Science. For the Graduate Division, the SACNAS conference represents a unique opportunity to reach promising undergrads in STEM, but this year’s conference location posed a dilemma.
At the annual Discovery Fellows Fall Workshop and Reception on October 15, the Graduate Division and University Development and Alumni Relations welcomed the 27 newest Discovery Fellows as the program enters its sixth year.