Science & Technology

Penn in the news

Drexel, Penn Pay Central Team’s Way to Robotics Championship April 16, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer

President Amy Gutmann is quoted about Penn co-sponsoring the RoboLancers of Central High School of Philadelphia to attend a competition.

Penn Study Finds Faster Learners Don’t Overthink April 7, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Danielle Bassett of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is highlighted in a front-page story for leading a study revealing that differences in neural activity change learning rates.

The Hackathon Fast Track, From Campus to Silicon Valley April 6, 2015 | New York Times

PennApps is cited as the “longest-running collegiate hackathon.”

Audio: Is There a Criminal Brain? And Can It Be Modified? April 2, 2015 | “Here & Now with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson,” WBUR-Radio (Boston)

Adrian Raine of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine talks about his latest research on preventing violence by increasing nutritional supplement intake.

College Basketball Tournaments Offer Lessons From the School of Hardwood March 30, 2015 | Washington Post

Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts & Sciences is mentioned for her research on “grit.”