Media Advisory: Leaders to Kick Off Bay Area's First Science Festival

By Kristen Bole on August 15, 2011

WHO:

  • UCSF Vice Chancellor Keith Yamamoto
  • San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee
  • Congressional Democratic Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi  

WHAT: News Conference to Announce The First Annual Bay Area Science Festival (running Oct. 29-Nov. 6)

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 16, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

  • 10:30 a.m.: Media Check-in and set up in Genentech Hall atrium
  • 11:10 a.m.: Tours of UCSF lab with elected officials / Bay Area Science Festival partners
  • 11:30 a.m.: News conference begins
  • 11:45 a.m.: Hands-on science activities with youth & additional  lab tours available for media

WHERE:  UCSF Mission Bay campus, Genentech Hall atrium, 16th Street at Owens, Mission Bay, San Francisco

WEB:

Featuring more than 100 free events, the inaugural Bay Area Science Festival will bring together an unprecedented brain trust of the region’s scientific and educational partners to produce what is expected to be one of the largest science-based events ever held in the United States.

The San Francisco Bay Area is known for its groundbreaking work in science and technology, yet many who call the Bay Area home have little opportunity to experience the wonder of science. Led by the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the Bay Area Science Festival is designed to inspire and build interest in science, technology and engineering among people of all ages and backgrounds.

The public will be invited to this series of events stretching from Santa Rosa to San Jose, including opportunities to experience science in action and hear about the latest scientific discoveries and culminating in a blow-out finale at AT&T Park.

UCSF is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care.