Biotech Brunch promotes cutting edge careers

The prospect of jobs in the fast-growing biotechnology sector is the opportunity available to residents of southeast San Francisco through the Biotech Brunch Saturday, Oct. 16 at the southeast campus of City College of San Francisco at 11 a.m. in room 413, 1800 Oakdale.

Carol Massey, chief administrative officer of emergency medicine for S.F. General/UCSF, is the featured speaker for the brunch, a joint effort of Bridge 2 Biotech at City College southeast campus and Potrero Progress, a biotechnology initiative geared to high school students through the Potrero Family Resource Center of the Economic Opportunity Council of San Francisco.

Catapulting to the Future: the 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology, an exhibition of African-American cutting edge achievers, will also be displayed during the Biotech Brunch.

Bridge 2 Biotech prepares students for jobs as lab technicians in two semesters and offers a gateway to further academic study in biotechnology.

Potrero Progress held the first Biotech Brunch on July 31 with Dr. Alan Trounson, president of the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, and CIRM fellow Lydia Tekie. as part of an eight-week intensive session for 15 teenagers.

The Biotech Brunch is a satellite event of the USA Science and Engineering Festival, which began Oct. 10 and will culminate with two days on the National Mall.