As we work to equitably engage students and teachers nationwide in the ever-evolving world of biotechnology, Genentech has developed an ecosystem of complementary organizations who are all dedicated to achieving this collective vision by leaning into specific roles and responsibilities.
AIR is one of the world's largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. Founded in 1946 as a not-for-profit organization, AIR’s overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. All work by AIR is conducted with strict independence, objectivity and non-partisanship. Intellectual diversity of employees enables AIR to bring together experts from many fields in the search for innovative answers to challenges that span the human life course.
Bay Area Bioscience Education Community (BABEC) is a community nonprofit founded by high school science teachers in 1996 to increase access and equity in science education. BABEC believes in enhancing all students’ critical thinking, scientific curiosity, and career exploration and preparation through the development and support of a teacher community of practice. Through curricula, reagent kits, equipment kits, and professional learning, BABEC is working to advance biotechnology education for classrooms and communities everywhere.
The mission of the California Academy of Sciences is to explore, explain, and sustain life to students of every age. The Academy is an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum in the heart of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park – and a powerful voice for biodiversity research and exploration, environmental education, and sustainability across the globe. From field research to field trips, the Academy believes in the power of science to transform individuals, communities, and ecosystems.
Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences engaging all students and supporting higher academic achievement on a global scale. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in nearly 100 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and trusted organizations to empower teachers with leading edtech solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education atwww.discoveryeducation.com.
Considered the founder of the industry, Genentech, (now a member of the Roche Group), has been delivering on the promise of biotechnology for more than 40 years. Genentech is a biotechnology company dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. As the founders of the biotechnology industry, Genentech’s goal is to use the power of genetic engineering and advanced technologies to make medicines that address unmet medical needs and help millions of people worldwide.
Ignited Education provides unique Professional Learning opportunities for teachers, company employees, university researchers, and nonprofits. Founded in 1985 by 13 Silicon Valley CEOs and UC Berkeley, Ignited has created thousands of experiences that have transformed how teachers see companies, understand STEM in the workplace, and teach these critical skills to their students. “Careers in every classroom” is more than just a tagline – it’s a way of energizing careers, opening new doors for students, and improving lives.
JFF drives change in the American workforce and education systems to promote economic advancement for all. JFF concentrates on three areas that strengthen the workforce and increase success for individuals and employers: Ensuring Equity in Advancement, Meeting Employer Needs, and Preparing for the Future of Work. By focusing on today's most urgent issues while preparing for the future, JFF accelerates the alignment and transformation of the American workforce and education systems to ensure access to economic advancement for every community.