2020 is the perfect year to engage students as active citizens
In 2020, young people will get a clear look at how individual actions can shape government and policy, and how these affect their lives in tangible ways.
Reproductive science by experts, for teens
High school girls who take part in the Penn Academy for Reproductive Science get a hands-on lab course with top epigenetic and reproductive health experts.
Coding with kids
Since 2017, Penn Engineering computer science students have taught Philadelphia-area middle school students in multiple after-school coding clubs. The goals are to nurture an interest in computer science and increase confidence.
Summer Mentorship Program introduces high school students to dental medicine
Penn Dental Medicine hosted a group of high school students as part of Penn’s Provost Summer Mentorship Program, a four-week, college-career immersion program, aimed to inspire first-generation and under-represented minority students in Philadelphia to view higher education as an achievable goal.
Prepping Philly high schoolers for college
Rising 11th graders in the Provost Summer Mentorship Program at Penn spend a month on campus diving into the professional fields of dentistry, medicine, law, nursing, and engineering.
Physics on display
Hundreds of regional junior high and high school students visited Penn’s campus in early January to beat the winter blues—and reds—by watching physics demonstrations about lights and waves.
Bridging the gap between Penn students and the West Philly community
In a seminar co-taught by Herman Beavers and Suzana Berger, undergraduates work alongside Sayre High School students and West Philadelphia residents to study the works of August Wilson.
Should tax dollars support private schools?
Penn GSE’s Rand Quinn offers an overview on the state of vouchers under the Trump administration and new research on Americans’ views.
Penn alumnus and staff member named TIAA Difference Maker
The two-time Penn alumnus and staff member at the Netter Center for Community Partnerships has been selected as a TIAA Difference Maker 100 honoree for his efforts to improve nutrition for the young people of West Philadelphia.
Among top math students, why does a gender gap persist?
Wharton’s Ashley Swanson discusses her research on the gender gap among high-achieving math students.
In the News
No End in Sight for Campus Free Speech Battles
At a conference for “Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education,” Sigal R. Ben-Porath of the Graduate School of Education joined a panel discussion on free speech, stating that institutions are first and foremost obligated to foster inclusive environments for their students.
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How Higher Ed Leaders Can Generate Productive Conversations Around Race
Howard C. Stevenson of the Graduate School of Education proposed implementing “racial sensitivity training” for staff and faculty at institutions of higher learning in order to better support students of color.
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