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Genentech Science Garage Ribbon-Cutting

Genentech CEO Bill Anderson at Science Garage ribbon-cutting

Genentech CEO Bill Anderson, South San Francisco Mayor Pradeep Gupta, SSFUSD school officials, Genentech volunteers, students and community supporters were on hand Tuesday September 5th at South San Francisco High School for the ribbon-cutting of the new Science Garage. The 6,900 square-foot state-of-the-art lab and classroom – part of a $7.8 million commitment from Genentech – will provide high school students with a multi-year hands-on biotech curriculum aimed at exposing students to biotech career and educational pathways.

Science Garage is part of Futurelab, a successful public-private partnership between Genentech and SSFUSD designed to build STEM competence and confidence for elementary through high school students in Genentech’s South San Francisco back yard. The program engages over 1,000 Genentech employees in providing mentoring, hands-on activities, science competition, school field trips and more for over 4,000 local students, as well as professional development for SSF high school teachers.