The Skyline College Biotechnology Manufacturing program, Science and Research Club, and the Mathematics Engineering and Science Achievement program (MESA) have partnered with Dr. Steven Weinstein of Cal State San Francisco’s Bridges to Baccalaureate program to welcome an engaging set of speakers for Skyline College’s fall 2017 semester.

Join us for the Science in Action Series, held on select Mondays throughout the fall 2017 semester in Building 7, Room 7-106 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. This speaker series welcomes scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs, Skyline College alumni, and employers in STEM who share their academic and professional journeys, their passion for their career in science, some critical tips and insights, along with their current work and research. Light refreshments will be served, and all student attendees are entered to win a raffled $10 Skyline College Bookstore gift card at the end of each session.

On Sept. 25, we welcomed Dr. Tim Tian who runs a biopharmaceuticals consultant business in the bay area and who shared opportunities for entrepreneurs in science.

The Science in Action Series also welcomes several Skyline College Alumni who are now pursing their bachelor’s and graduate degrees. Former student and past guest speaker Daniel Bravo shared his first-hand experiences from working at Genentech and advised students on how to apply for science-related internships in marketing, accounting, and human resources at

On December 4, local author Kirk Lombard will discuss how he makes a living from our local coast biology. His book The Sea Foragers Guide to the Northern California Coast has been featured on NPR and highlights sustainable coastal fisheries.

The final Science in Action meeting will be held on December 11th. Our Climate Corps Fellows will share their environmental report, what they learned about Skyline College, and how we can be greener as a college community.  For more information about the Science in Action Series, please see the Science in Action website at

Article by Nick Kapp |Photo provided by MCPR

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