Erica K. Brockmeier
Science News Officer
Reimagining scientific discovery through the lens of an artist
The latest exhibition by Rebecca Kamen, Penn artist-in-residence and visiting scholar, at the American University Katzen Art Center explores curiosity and the creative process across art and science.
Protecting and celebrating civil rights heritage and Black histories
Launched last fall, Penn’s Center for the Preservation of Civil Rights sites is fostering new and ongoing partnerships while preserving the legacy of civil rights in the U.S.
Versatile ‘chemoproteomic probes’ for activity-based protein profiling
A new study uses organohydrazine probes to map chemical reactivty across the proteome, allowing for a diverse classes of proteins and biological pathways to be studied.
What do variants and vaccines mean for COVID-19’s ‘new normal’?
The first of this fall’s Perry World House ‘The World Today’ series featured a conversation on the future of the pandemic with experts in vaccines, viruses, and public health.
Ensuring a safe learning, research, and working environment on campus
Penn Today provides information on current public health guidelines and measures in place around ventilation, filtration, and housekeeping to promote a safe and healthy fall semester.
How schools of ‘microswimmers’ can increase their cargo capacity
Penn researchers describe how groups of microscopic, self-propelled droplets can transport more material through narrow channels using a process called collective hydrodynamic entrainment.
Urban renewal, community activism, and green spaces in Historic Germantown
As part of a Summer Humanities Internship, rising junior Leo Wagner conducted research on community responses to infrastructure projects in the mid-20th century and how the member sites are currently using their green spaces.