Science & Technology

Penn's Weiss Tech House Announces Student Inventors Headed to PennVention Competition Finals

PHILADELPHIA -- Ten teams of student inventors have been selected to present their prototypes of innovative technologies at the University of Pennsylvania's third annual PennVention competition on April 6 at Penn's Weiss Tech House. Finalists will compete for more than $60,000 in cash and prizes and a chance to launch their products to market.

Jenny Brennan

Energy Working Group at Penn Hosts Mini-Symposium on Sustainable Energy

WHO: Energy Working Group at Penn, a multi-disciplinary group of University of Pennsylvania scientists and engineersGeorge Crabtree, senior scientist and director of the materials science division of the Argonne National Laboratory Joanne Milliken, director of the U.S. Energy Department hydrogen program

Jacquie Posey

MAGPI Hub at University of Pennsylvania Connects to New Internet2 Network

PHILADELPHIA -- The MAGPI advanced networking hub at the University of Pennsylvania has connected to the new Internet2 Network, providing the research and education community in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware with more than 10 times the capacity of its current network and with new on-demand bandwidth capabilities.

Julie McWilliams, Lauren Rotman

Penn Team Bridges the Digital Divide in Cameroon

Penn Team Bridges the Digital Divide in CameroonJan. 30, 2007PHILADELPHIA -- Some students in Cameroon now have computers thanks to a University of Pennsylvania engineering service organization.  A six member team of students, faculty and alumni of CommuniTech spent two and a half weeks during the winter break in Cameroon to establish computer labs.

Jeanne Leong

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

From the U.N. climate conference, advice for Philly as it adapts to global warming

A delegation of Penn students, researchers, and faculty who attended the COP27 climate conference offer their ideas for how Philadelphia officials can work to make the goals of the Paris Agreement a reality.


Soup slinging doesn't aid climate activism

Michael Mann of the School of Arts & Sciences says that non-violent direct actions are an important way to impact public opinion but notes that activists need to consider contemporary snapshot/soundbite culture.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Facing climate change: action and optimism

Michael Mann of the School of Arts & Sciences appears on “Radio Times” to share his climate optimism while reiterating the need for urgent action.


PBS NewsHour

Will the Amazon rainforest’s chances improve with Brazil’s new leader?

Michael Mann of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the importance of the Amazon rain forest and its potential preservation under Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.


Philadelphia Inquirer

These Philly award-winners tackle problems from inside the brain to outer space

Nancy Bonini of the School of Arts & Sciences is lauded for her work studying Parkinson’s and other brain diseases by probing fruit fly genes.


WDET (Detroit)

New book discusses different types of curiosity and how to encourage it

Dani Bassett of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses their new book on curiosity and intellectual humility, “Curious Minds,” co-authored with twin Perry Zurn.


Los Angeles Times

Is there still time for COP27 to hold back climate catastrophe?

In a cowritten Op-Ed, Michael E. Mann of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the most urgent climate change goals that must be addressed at COP27.


Associated Press

Climate questions: Does what I do matter?

Michael E. Mann of the School of Arts & Sciences says that individual citizens should minimize their carbon footprints but that true change can only be enacted at the systemic level with pressure on policymakers.


Inside Climate News

In court, the Maryland Public Service Commission quotes climate deniers and claims there’s no such thing as ‘clean’ energy

Michael Mann of the School of Arts & Sciences says that climate change deniers are shifting towards the promotion of false solutions like natural gas as outright denial becomes untenable.


‘Never stop talking’ to your target customer: Five Pennovation founders give startup advice

At a showcase hosted by the Penn Center for Innovation, five startup leaders with ties to Pennovation discuss their advancements, challenges, and advice for other early entrepreneurs.