Picture a scientist in a white lab coat holding a test tube up to the light. Or a brilliant computer geek hunched over a keyboard. These are stereotypes we associate with STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. But there are a lot of industries involving STEM skills that don’t fit those stereotypes.
In San Francisco’s Tenderloin, getting healthy fare often isn’t an option. Without a full service grocery store in the neighborhood, residents rely on corner stores, and the district has the city’s highest concentration of convenience stores.
A lot of the change we’re seeing in the Bay Area is happening rapidly. Neighborhoods, industries, and infrastructure are transforming right before our eyes.
Now, just imagine how much things have changed in the last hundred years. Well, 103 years, to be precise.
1911...Back then, you got around the Bay Area by boat - the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges wouldn’t exist for another couple decades. Silicon Valley was rural farmland, filled with fruit trees and cornfields. William Howard Taft was president, Orville Wright kept a glider airborne for almost ten whole minutes, and we were still a few years away from the start of World War I.
1911 also marked the year that Dr. Ephraim P. Engleman was born. He directs the Rosslyn Russell Medical Research Center for Arthritis at UCSF, and he just released a book called, 'My Century.'
Today is his birthday. In this story from our archives, KALW's Martina Castro asked him to share some of his rules for living.