LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biocom, the association representing the life science industry of California, today announced program details regarding its participation in the City of STEM Science Festival, presented in Los Angeles by the Columbia Memorial Space Center and its partners. A month-long event that began on April 1 and continues through April 30, the Festival is a community-focused celebration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) composed of numerous events for all ages taking place throughout Los Angeles County.
“Los Angeles is a region of great innovation, where groundbreaking discoveries occur in academia, industry and research institutes on a daily basis,” said Joe Panetta, president and CEO of Biocom. “In partnering with City of STEM, we’re celebrating a powerful community and national force in STEM research, as illustrated by the $1 billion in NIH funding Los Angeles received in 2017.”
Biocom’s Los Angeles Executive Director, Dina Lozofsky, who serves on the LA City Workforce Development Board and co-chairs LAEDC’s Bioscience Workforce Development Council, is bringing Biocom’s experience in building robust community events focused on STEM to bear.
“For the last decade, Biocom has produced one of the West Coast’s largest Festivals of Science and Engineering, taking place in San Diego,” said Ms. Lozofsky. “Now, in bringing our experience to this extraordinary event in Los Angeles, we’re aiming to help the Columbia Memorial Space Center ignite the imagination of the future doctors, researchers and CEOs who will be leading the STEM community of tomorrow.”
Read below for Biocom events in April:
Think, Drink, Science
Thursday, April 12
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Arts District Brewing Company
828 Traction Ave
Ticket cost: FREE for Biocom members
$25 for non-members
Participants in this event are invited to explore the brewery while enjoying an evening of networking with leaders in the life science industry. Guests will enjoy tastings, tours and live music in the heart of downtown L.A.’s historic Arts District.
- Facility tour of Arts District Brewing
- Cards Against Humanity science pack giveaway + game
- Networking with other life science professionals
- Hosted hors d’oeuvres and drink tickets with registration
- Stein giveaway to the first 25 to arrive
City of STEM Celebration Festival
Saturday, April 28
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Columbia Memorial Space Center
12400 Columbia Way
Downey, CA, 90242
Ticket cost: FREE
With activities for all ages, this large-scale event will feature dozens of STEM partner booths, indoor and outdoor activities, music, food trucks, and special guest Jason Latimer of Impossible Science and the Discovery Channel show, “SciJinks.” Biocom will have an interactive booth with a life science-themed activity.
About City of STEM Science Festival
The City of STEM Science Festival has been recognized as a member by the Science Festival Alliance, the national organization dedicated to connecting and promoting unique STEM events. City of STEM is part of the Science Festival Accelerator, a program of the Science Festival Alliance, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
For more information please visit: www.cityofstem.org. Follow us on social media at: @cityofstem.
Biocom is the largest, most experienced leader and advocate for California’s life science sector. We work on behalf of more than 1,000 members to drive public policy, build an enviable network of industry leaders, create access to capital, introduce cutting-edge STEM education programs, and create robust value-driven purchasing programs.
Founded in 1995 in San Diego, Biocom provides the strongest public voice to research institutions and companies that fuel the local and state-wide economy. Our goal is simple: to help our members produce novel solutions that improve the human condition. In addition to its San Diego headquarters, Biocom operates a core office serving the Los Angeles market, satellite offices in Washington, D.C. and Tokyo, and has a continuous staff presence in the San Francisco Bay area and Sacramento. Our broad membership benefits apply to biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, genomics and diagnostics companies of all sizes, as well as to research universities and institutes, clinical research organizations, investors and service providers.