Past events

BE-STEM Fall Kickoff Get Together

We held our 1st event of the 2021-22 academic year at Friday, October 9th, in the 2nd Floor Genentech Hall

Sponsored by: The Shoichet Lab (Chase Webb's lab)

Organized by: Jayso'n Davidson, with help from Chase Webb and Nadia Ayad

BE-STEM End of Year Get Together 2021

We held our BE-STEM Barbecue Picnic at Crane Cove Park on Saturday June 12th. The Picnic included free food/drinks, good music, fellowship, and good vibes with catering from J&D's bbq

Organized by: Jayso'n Davidson, with help from Trase Aguigam, Nadia Ayad and Chase Webb

Virtual Black Jeopardy

On February 4th, 2021, in honor of Black History Month, we partnered with student group SNMA-UCSF, UCSF MRC and the School of Pharmacy to host a trivia night dedicated to celebrating Black history and culture hosted over zoom. The questions for the jeopardy game allowed students the chance learn more about aspects of Black history they weren't aware of in a friendly and fun way.

BE-STEM organizers: Ekland Abdiwahab and Chase Webb with help from Nadia Ayad

Celebration in honor of Juneteenth

The QBC Graduate Programs (BMI, BP, CCB, & PSPG) held an event in honor of Juneteenth on June 18th, 2021. Space was limited due to the restrictions of the pandemic, but BE-STEM was given priority for attendance.

Organized by: QBC Graduate Programs

Joyful: Honoring our Black Scientists and Leaders

On March 31st, 2021, the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Learner Success D'Anne Duncan and the Diversity and Outreach Program Manager Zachary Smith organized the Joyful event. It was a fun and relaxing gathering to celebrate Black History. During this event we honored and uplifted members of our Black student community, and celebrated the profound impact that our Black students have had on UCSF and the greater community as a whole. This was also  an opportunity to reconnect and build new relationships within our community.

Organized by: D'Anne Duncan and Zachary Smith

1st BE-STEM Leadership Summit

On our 1st Leadership Summit held on August 20th, 2020, we got to know each other a little bit better and shared our goals and expectations for BE-STEM in the coming year.

Organized by: Nadia Ayad with help from Chase Webb

Virtual Black and Brown Cafecito Hour

We partnered with SACNAS-UCSF to host a community building social event with Music Trivia on October 23rd, 2020.

BE-STEM organizers: Ekland Abdiwahab