Student Archive

  • Participants discuss the intense, weeklong course of study aimed at expanding students’ intellectual horizons and preparing them for life on campus and in the classroom.

  • Velay Fellow Paulina Destarac, C'19, discusses her "Dark Energy Survey" project at the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Open House and Research Expo.

  • 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.

  • Sophie Bodek (Earth and Environmental Science, C'18) spent the summer conducting research on the chipping and fragmentation of rocks with Professor Jerolmack in Penn's Sediment Dynamics Laboratory.

  • Tina Irvine, a doctoral candidate in history, authors an op-ed drawing parallels between what she calls Trump’s xenophobia and the nativism of earlier periods.

  • As seniors, visual studies majors distill all they’ve learned into a capstone project.

  • Bianca Reo Charbonneau, Ph.D. candidate in biology, studies how sand dunes protect the Jersey coast.

  • Amanda Barrett Cox, Ph.D. sociology student, examines how organizations develop loyalty in participants.

  • Fresh out of Penn, Nicolas Garcia, C’16, is running for the Florida State House.

  • Before last summer, Suneil Parimoo, C’16, W’16, had never worked on partial differential equations (PDEs). But that didn’t stop the recent graduate from spending eight weeks on one such problem at a Math REU, or Research Experiences for Undergraduates.

  • Students from the Roy and Diana Vagelos Program in Life Sciences and Management share their capstone presentations with the research sector.

  • This past December the U.S. Supreme Court began debating Fisher v. University of Texas, in which a white college applicant who was denied admission sued, accusing the university of having an affirmative action policy that gives preference to racial minorities.

  • Picture Earth in a frame. It looks unassuming, a fleck against a black interstellar backdrop, yet the image likely evokes some reaction. Now imagine this view from space.

    Astronauts who experience Earth from orbit often report feeling awe and wonder. Penn research fellows David Yaden, LPS’12, and Johannes Eichstaedt, LPS’11, GR’22, and intern Jonathan Iwry, C’14, from Penn’s Positive Psychology Center, along with researchers from Harvard, Thomas Jefferson University, and NASA, are studying this “overview effect” to better understand such emotions.

  • The word “translation” comes from the Latin for “bearing across”—a bridge from one language to another. But a look at Penn’s student-run magazine DoubleSpeak reveals it can also mean much more than that.

    DoubleSpeak features original translations of poetry and essays about translation, culture, and bilingualism. It was launched in 2011 by a group of undergraduates led by Ross Karlan, C’14.

  • Over 100 third- and fourth-graders from the Cornerstone Christian Academy and Beulah Baptist Christian Day School spent a morning on the Penn campus “judging” hands-on science activities developed by students at Penn, including undergraduate Biological Basis of Behavior (BBB) program majors and graduate students in

  • Emma Harrison, a doctoral candidate in earth and environmental science, examines the role of these natural excavators in topsoil stability.

  • Doctoral candidates Roksana Filipowska and Maria Murphy create a series of workshops that explore sound technologies and their impact on our daily lives.

  • Penn’s PORES Program Takes Undergraduates to NBC

  • Antoinette Zoumanigui, C’17, investigates the phenomenon and starts a nonprofit to help the children impacted.

  • In April of this year, philosophy graduate students Ben Baker, GR’19, Louise Daoust, GR’17, and Rob Willison, GR’17, launched a three-day conference on engaged philosophy, bringing together professors, graduate students, undergraduates, and high school students to talk about philosophy and its role in public life.