Great to see everyone at our March Open House! Don’t miss:
Saturday, May 21st from 10 AM to 2 PM.
We gave away some great items at our March 19th Open House. We had 96 attendees and 66 giveaway participants. The total amount given away was $131,311. Read about our new nonprofit status below!
March Open House
There were many happy teachers who walked away with loads of great supplies at our March 19th Open House. See Pictures Here. We had 96 people, many of them new, who attended and 66 giveaway participants with a total amount given away of $131,311. Thanks to the Friday volunteers, all that helped set up and especially those that stuck around to clean up!
CCSF Clean Up Crew
A big THANK YOU goes out to the City College of San Francisco Chinatown Campus Community Service ESL student volunteers who spent hours on St. Patrick’s Day cleaning and organizing the Depot ahead of our March Open House. Check out the great pictures HERE
UCSF Delivers a Truckload
After the March Open House, Delancey Street Movers delivered a truckload of large equipment and smaller supplies from lab breakdown at UCSF Laurel Heights. The delivery included refrigerators, centrifuges, cabinets, glassware and many other items. It’s first-come, first serve at our May Open House, so BYOT (bring your own truck).
Depot Becomes Nonprofit
The Depot started in 2002 and has been operated by City College of San Francisco through the Bio-Link ever since. But, as of March 2016, we have incorporated the Depot as its own nonprofit. This opens up the Depot for direct donations, grants and expansion to other locations. Thanks Latham & Watkins for helping us with our application!
See you at our Open House this Saturday!
Saturday, March 19th from 10 AM to 2 PM.
We are all stocked up with donations from UCSF, Genentech and many others. We will have some more monitors and a select amount of larger equipment. Those that want to help with this Friday’s Genentech delivery, Depot set-up or Open House volunteering please click here–> VOLUNTEER. Don’t forget to bring your teacher ID’s or other similar document.
See you soon!
We are stocked up!
We are stocked up with great donations from UCSF, Genentech and others. Ready for the March 19th Open House. Good news — We will have partly sunny weather with no rain! Special thanks to: Duane, Tony and Innokenti. Also, thanks to Serina and Crystal organizing Pipette Land, Jeff (and his crew) at USF for helping with UCSF donations, Joe for a major truck delivery and a pre-thanks to the CCSF volunteers for this Thursday’s lab clean-up.
The BioCurious team, long-time supporters of the Depot, are conducting The Fish DNA Barcoding Class on
Saturday, April 9, 2016. In this workshop, you will find out the species of a fish sample based on its DNA sequence by bringing in an uncooked fish sample from your market. You will investigate of your local area to see if marketplace substitution (or something fishy) is happening. Sign up here–> Something Fishy?
UCSF Writes Depot Article
The UCSF Office of Sustainability has written a great article on the Depot and it’s progress towards zero waste. Thanks goes out to Deborah Fleischer who took the time to interview us and for putting the word out with the larger UCSF community. And in case you did not catch the KPIX news story about the Depot, you can click on this link–>KPIX News story.
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** Bio-Link Depot Newsletter: Jan. 17, 2015
You are invited to this Saturday’s Open House.
Saturday, January 23rd from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Like to help set-up? (Friday, January 22nd from 10 to 12 noon), you can sign up –> HERE (http://goo.gl/forms/bQdMyfSE68) .
Looking forward to seeing you this Saturday. We have donations ready for you from UCSF, Genentech, BioSurplus and others. Genentech has generously donated pallets of great 20 and 24 inch flat-panel monitors. How many do you want?
6 or more
We also will have press visiting the Depot on Friday and Saturday. Reply to this email if you are interested in promoting your school and the Depot.
Daniel O. Michael
Genentech generously donated 6 pallets of 20″ to 24″ monitors in great condition. These are not the small 15″ ones. Let us know how many you want (fill out our survey above). If we take enough this time, they will donate more pallets for future Open Houses.
Here Come The Press
The Depot will be visited by UCSF Community Relations for inclusion in their website and/or newsletter. They have also notified local Bay Area press for interviews this Friday and Saturday. Email me if you are interested in speaking for your school on the benefits of the Depot.
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Bio-Link Depot Newsletter January 2016
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We are ringing out the New Year with an Open House THIS month:
Saturday, January 23rd, 24th from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Volunteer for Friday set up –> HERE (http://goo.gl/forms/bQdMyfSE68)
Thanks goes out to everyone who made the December Open House a success! We had 124 attendees, gave away $82,737 of supplies and had 49 institutions represented. Genentech and UCSF continue to be our biggest donors followed by Celgene, USF and Dupont. Welcome aboard, our newest donors, Theravance (http://www.theravance.com/home) (Thanks Duane for doing the pickup) and BioSurplus (http://www.biosurplus.com) (Thanks to Lori Lindberg of CLSA (http://califesciences.org) for connecting us).
December’s Open House
The December 19th Open House had 124 attendees, 64 active shoppers, gave away $82,737 of supplies and had 49 institutions represented. These educators will bring these supplies to a total of 19,555 students in the Bay Area and beyond. Thanks again to all those that helped with the set-up and especially the break-down. Here are some pictures–> Open House Pics (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1529860960657868.1073741834.1477766729200625&type=1&l=c48a8c94be) .
We are excited to continue to enhance and grow the Depot for 2016 to better serve industry and educators alike. We welcome your ideas on how to improve our website, Open Houses and donations systems. You can reply to this email with your ideas and/or sign-up to volunteer (http://goo.gl/forms/bQdMyfSE68) as a consultant or help with a 2016 project.
Welcome, New Donors
The Depot welcomes our newest donors, BioSurplus and Theravance Biopharma. BioSurplus provided over three pallets of consumables, glassware and equipment. Tim of Theravance delivered a lab hood and Julabo Ultra-low recirculating Chiller. Thank you and we look forward to your continued support of the Depot.
You might just think that Herb Masters is just a great “Outside Area” volunteer for our Open House events. Outside of the Depot, he is the editor of the popular SciSchmooze (http://www.bayareascience.org) newsletter which has thousands of readers and is full of links to Bay Area science events.
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