Scrap metal-powered lights win Y-Prize 2020
The winning team of this year’s Y-Prize, an invention competition in which entrants are challenged to pitch an innovative business plan for a technology developed at Penn Engineering, Metal Light, proposes technology to provide illumination for houses not connected to electrical grids.
Picturing the future Lehigh Valley
Penn Praxis is a Design Partner with the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, along with a team of Design Fellows, to design a 25-year plan for the region called Future LV for ecological health and quality of life in cities, towns, and undeveloped areas.
The McGraw Prize partners with Penn GSE to celebrate education changemakers
Since 1988, the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education has honored innovators who are transforming teaching and learning. Penn GSE is now the new home of the prize, partnering with the McGraw family.
In partnership with the state, a comprehensive focus on wildlife health
The Pennsylvania Wildlife Futures Program, a collaboration between the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Pennsylvania Game Commission, will leverage Penn Vet’s expertise to address wildlife health problems.
Urban planning for biodiversity after bushfires
The Weitzman School’s Richard Weller visited Sydney for a two-week intensive on critical urban challenges and converting a parkland into an incubator for wildlife.
When Penn Vet offers shots, Philly’s finest, furriest friends show up
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital held a free wellness and vaccination clinic for the local community, offering free pet vaccinations and low-cost microchips.
How the city cultivates its youngest writers
Since 1986, The Philadelphia Writing Project has called Penn GSE home, which works with the city’s teachers and students to advance high-quality writing skills.
Tough conversations and innovative outlooks in higher ed
President Amy Gutmann and Graduate School of Education scholar Robert Zemsky took part in a “fireside chat” at this year’s Higher Education Leadership Conference at Penn, which also awarded Gutmann the Zemsky Medal.
Penn Medicine named official health system of the Philadelphia Flyers
The partnership brings two iconic Philadelphia brands together to collaborate on community-driven initiatives.
Visualizing future cities with Zhongjie Lin
A new three-year project called called “Spatial Visions Connecting China and the West: A Centennial Review and New Perspectives on Future Urban Environments” will address global issues like climate change and migration will begin at Penn and travel to Beijing.