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California Life Sciences Association Invites You To the 2018 S.T.E.M. Olympics

California Life Sciences Association Invites You To the 2018 S.T.E.M. Olympics

Matching Intelligence with Good Times for A Great Cause

La Jolla, California – February 2, 2018 –   Bright minds with big hearts and a flare for fun are invited to compete in the First Annual S.T.E.M. Olympics, slated for Wednesday evening, May 2, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., at the Nobel Athletic Field near University Town Center complex. The after-hours fun will blend four intellectual matches related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with four physical match ups to be completed between each intellectual challenge. Bragging rights and official 2018 S.T.E.M. Champion medals will be given to the first team to finish all eight activities.

“This is going to become one of the best after hours get togethers for young professionals in the Life Sciences and tech-sector firms in the area”, offered Andrew Johnson, the Society’s Community Development Manager. “The idea is to combine intellectual challenges with some pretty fun physical challenges – like a cornhole competition”.

The California Life Sciences Association was quick to sign on as Sponsor and participant.   Sponsors, S.T.E.M. teams, cornhole teams, and participants at the 2018 S.T.E.M. Olympics and Cornhole Championships are helping the American Cancer Society to continue to fund vital research and provide programs and services to cancer patients and their families here in San Diego.

The American Cancer Society currently has $7.1 Million in research funded in institutions in San Diego over 16 grants. Beyond San Diego, the Society currently has a total $390 Million in funding over 728 grants throughout the country, making the American Cancer Society the largest, non-governmental, nonprofit funder of cancer research in the United States. The 2018 S.T.E.M. Olympics organizers have set a goal of $163,500 to support additional San Diego grants that are as yet unfunded.

Sam Assmann, Director for Business Development at California Life Sciences became a founding member of the S.T.E.M. Olympics social fete. “We invite every young professional in the area to enjoy an evening of lighthearted competition with the purpose of having a real impact in the fight against cancer. Please join us, and spread the word!”

Interested readers are asked to visit https://goo.gl/CpTz9a for event updates and registering information.