Imagine enthusiastic young women learning in a lab about genomics, its impact on healthcare and real-world applications from the world leaders in this research at Illumina. Based right here in San Diego, Illumina is a global company advancing our understanding of genetics and health, enabling studies that were not even imaginable just a few years ago and moving us closer to the realization of personalized medicine.
Last month I highlighted the Fleet's suite of programs geared toward women in STEM and today I am excited to tell you that the girls in our BE WiSE (Better Education for Women in Science and Engineering) program will be going to the Illumina campus for a special workshop followed by a panel discussion where employees will speak about their education and career paths.
Getting the news about this session was a nice holiday gift for the girls in BE WiSE. It is one of several potentially life-changing opportunities the Fleet offers students through partnerships with local STEM companies. Opportunities like this help us reach the program's ultimate goal of sparking a passion for STEM and STEM careers in girls grade 7-12.
"When people ask me what made me pick science as a focus, I often respond with my experience in the BE WiSE program." - BE WiSE Alumna
Recently many of you came forward and generously supported the Fleet and our programs designed for young women in STEM, and we are exceptionally grateful. Your investment is empowering these San Diego students to pursue STEM fields and develop the skills necessary to create a future rich in scientific advancements.
Thank you for making the work we do possible! From all of us at the Fleet Science Center, we wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a happy 2018!
Steve Snyder, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
P.S. There is still time to make a difference this holiday season by contributing in support of the Fleet and our programs for women in STEM. Remember, all new and increased contributions will be matched!
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Corporate and Foundation Partners
The Fleet Science Center is pleased to recognize the following members of its Fleet Partners Program:
The Kenneth T. & Eileen L. Norris Foundation
Price Philanthropies Foundation
County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program
Reuben H. Fleet Foundation Fund
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