Ali Sundermier

Ali Sundermier

Science News Officer

Ali Sundermier covers physics, astronomy, chemistry, and math in the School of Arts and Sciences. She also works closely with the School of Engineering and Applied Science to assist in covering computer and information science, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, bioengineering, and chemical and biomolecular engineering. 

Calculus III for cells

Cells can sense and respond to surface curvature in very clever ways. The results, which revealed that curvature is a profound biological cue, could pave the way to new tools in the field.

Ali Sundermier

The future of technology

As new technologies emerge, they bring with them new ethical challenges. The topic of the future of technology was front and center on day three of the Penn Teach-in.

Ali Sundermier

Remembering Hawking: Q&A with Vijay Balasubramanian

Stephen Hawking, one of history’s most influential physicists, spent his life grappling with mysteries of the universe. Vijay Balasubramanian of the School of Arts and Sciences shared some of his memories of Hawking and discussed the impact the Briton had on scientists and nonscientists alike.

Ali Sundermier