VIPER’s First Class Is Prepared to Lead Search for New Energy (Video)

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Filmed and edited by Alex Schein

This past spring, members of the first graduating class in Penn’s Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER) presented their capstone research and design projects. VIPER was created in 2012 to educate innovators who could lead the search for practical and sustainable ways to produce energy. Many in this first class have already had research published and are on their way to programs at Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, and IBM, among others.

At the capstone presentations we spoke to students; faculty co-directors Andrew M. Rappe, professor of chemistry, and John M. Vohs, Carl V. S. Patterson Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; and Trustee Emeritus P. Roy Vagelos, C'50, Hon'99, about the presentations and accomplishments of VIPER's class of 2016.

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