At Gladstone, we want to spark scientific curiosity and inspire the next generation of scientists. We want to have an impact that goes beyond our building in Mission Bay. Our outreach programs and activities offer several great ways for future scientists and science enthusiasts to engage with Gladstone.
PUMAS Internship Program
PUMAS (Promoting Underrepresented Minorities Advancing in the Sciences) is a paid biomedical research internship program. The PUMAS summer internship program aims to provide historically underrepresented community college students with laboratory experience before they transfer to a 4‑year institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). Learn more and apply to the PUMAS program.
National Student Leadership Conference
Every year, Gladstone welcomes high school students participating in a summer program on medicine and healthcare called the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC), hosted by UC Berkeley. Students learn first-hand from Gladstone scientists about biomedical research.
We send our researchers to local schools to discuss topics such as HIV/AIDS, brain disorders, and the future of stem cell research.
Bay Area Science Festival
During the annual Bay Area Science Festival, Gladstone opens its doors for the public to view our facilities and learn more about the cutting-edge research that’s happening inside.
Giving back is important to Gladstone. We connect, volunteer, and encourage members of our community to become good global citizens through our community outreach efforts.
We actively participate and raise money for the American Heart Association Heart Walk and the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. In 2019, we raised $2,500 for the American Heart Association.
Each year, we partner with the SF-Marin Food Bank and the SF Firefighters to host a holiday food and toy drive. We’ve also partnered with the Children’s Book Project for a back-to-school book drive.
Gladstone’s LGBTQ+ community group takes the lead in organizing Gladstone’s participation in the SF Pride Parade. View photos from last year’s Pride Parade.