Lauren Hertzler

Lauren Hertzler

Staff Writer

Teachers get a crash course in robotics

For six weeks during her summer vacation, Henry C. Lea School’s Latoya Landfair spent hours each day in Penn’s General Robotics, Automation, Sensing, and Perception (GRASP) Laboratory. Studying alongside nine other School District of Philadelphia middle school teachers, Landfair was able to learn about computer vision—a field she plans to introduce to her seventh-grade math students this year.

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New College House in full operation as ‘living, learning community’

Kam Hypolite says moving to Philadelphia from his native Houston was a “big change.” But as one of the first 350 residents to live in Penn’s New College House, the freshman says he’s been able to adjust quickly. “Everyone here makes me feel like I’m at home,” he says. “It’s been such a welcoming experience.”

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Pennovation Center starting to hum with activity

It’s only a matter of time before the Pennovation Center’s three floors are bustling with energetic thinkers and doers. By summer’s end, the 58,000-square-foot space—an anchor for the Pennovation Works development site adjacent to the University’s campus—will be completed.

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