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City of SF and CA State Assembly Recognize 2014 iGEM Team

January 17, 2015

At an evening event with the 2014 iGEM team, their families and friends, UCSF scientists, mentors, and previous alumni, this year's Center-sponsored iGEM team was recognized for their success at the iGEM competition by UCSF, the City of San Francisco, and the CA State Assembly.

The students presented their award winning Best Presentation and told guests about their summer experience doing research, interacting with the scientific community and iGEM, and connecting with the public about their work. San Francisco City Supervisor Katy Tang and California State Assemblymember Phil Ting recognized the students' great efforts, and the students were presented with certificates from both civic groups. Following the presentations, the group -- including former iGEM alumni -- networked over dinner.


This marks the completion of the 8th year of the UCSF iGEM program, and we now have over 60 alumni from the program -- 100% of whom have enrolled in undergraduate programs in the sciences. We are proud to report that out of the graduates (many are still in school), we have 10 alumni in graduate programs and 15 in industry or academic positions! Here's to hoping for many more years of continued opportunities for these students that lead them into science!