The Y-Prize: Elevating collaboration and innovation in competition
Y-Prize is a competition that sees Penn students working together across schools and disciplines, and directly applying what they’ve learned in classes and real life.
Turning carbon emissions into rocks
In Penn’s Clean Energy Conversions Lab, researcher Peter Psarras and colleagues are repurposing waste from industrial mines, storing carbon pulled from the atmosphere into newly formed rock.
People and places at Penn: Research
From Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall to the Schuylkill River, four researchers share their science and their spaces.
Engaging teens in the art of design
Through the PennPraxis program Design to Thrive, high schoolers are paired with Penn graduate students to learn the design process, from planning to welding and all parts in between.
A decade of advancing working dogs for the greater good
Inspired by her experience caring for working dogs following 9/11 at Ground Zero, Penn Vet Working Dog Center Director Cynthia Otto’s initial vision has grown into a thriving organization with a mission to use science to improve the breeding, training, care, and effectiveness of working dogs.
Undergraduates help songbird research project take flight
Through the PURM internship program, Julia Youngman and Eric Tao had the opportunity to work in neuroethologist Marc Schmidt’s lab studying the neural basis of courtship behaviors in songbirds.
A $365 million development will expand the life sciences hub at Pennovation Works
Penn Senior Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli speaks with Penn Today about the evolution of the research and manufacturing project, led by Longfellow Real Estate Developers, and its value for Penn and the region.
Engineering a solution for microplastic pollution
May graduates Sarah Beth Gleeson, Shoshana Weintraub, and Julia Yan will use their President’s Sustainability Prize to create a device for trapping microfibers in laundry machines to reduce ocean microplastic pollution.
Improving access to at-home health care
With their company Mobility Health, President’s Innovation Prize winners Aris Saxena and Yiwen Li have created a program which connects patients with on-demand health care at their homes.
A record-breaking year for innovation
With its highest number of patents issued, commercial agreements, corporate-sponsored research funding, and licensing revenue receipts in a single period, the Penn Center for Innovation experienced a landmark fiscal year.
In the News
Artists and Penn Ph.D.s collabed to explore the intersection of art and engineering. Check out their exhibit
In the culminating project of Penn’s Robotics Art Residency, three artists hosted at the Pennovation Center developed collaborative exhibits with Ph.D. students at the GRASP Lab of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Weitzman School of Design.
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Pennovation Works names new managing director to oversee 1.8M square feet of planned development
Denita Henderson discusses the $365 million life sciences research, development, and manufacturing facility she will oversee in her new role as managing director of Pennovation Works.
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Penn to build massive life sciences complex at Pennovation Works campus
The University of Pennsylvania has selected a developer for a life sciences facility that will join the school's Pennovation Works incubator along the Lower Schuylkill.
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