The Science and Health Education Partnership at UC San Francisco

  • CA


100 Medical Center Way
San Francisco
United States

About Us

Who We Are: Initiated in 1987 by UC San Francisco professors Bruce Alberts and David Ramsey, the Science and Health Education Partnership (SEP) is recognized nationally and internationally as a model organization that promotes partnership between scientists and educators.

The Science & Health Education Partnership (SEP) is a collaboration between UC San Francisco and the San Francisco Unified School District. Scientists and educators from both organizations work in partnership to support quality science education for K-12 students.

What We Do: SEP offers a diverse programmatic menu: a variety of classroom-based partnership models bring UCSF volunteers into K-12 classrooms, summer courses and seminars provide pedagogically rich content learning experiences for teachers, and a high school internship program pairs students from backgrounds underrepresented in the sciences with mentors and immerses them in a university environment conducting scientific research. SEP’s programs are coordinated by a dedicated group of science educators and administrative support staff.