University of Pennsylvania student Ashlin Oglesby-Neal knows that reforming education policy and improving the internal dynamics of schools can be difficult, but that’s not stopping her from trying.
In conjunction with the first White House Maker Faire being held today, the University of Pennsylvania signed a joint letter along with more than 150 other institutions, pledging support to foster a “generation of makers.” The letter details the need for young tinkerers, inventors and entrepreneurs to bring life to future innovations.
President Amy Gutmann is highlighted for an award that will fund graduating seniors’ civic-engagement plans.
For Betty Hsu an idea about how to strengthening one’s vocabulary became a rewarding lesson. While at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, she created ProfessorWord, an online application that helps to boost vocabulary development.
President Amy Gutmann is highlighted for creating “engagement prizes” for graduates with plans to change the world.
President Amy Gutmann is highlighted for her commitment to the massive open online course experiment.
Following the death in February of the University of Pennsylvania’s Terry Adkins, a fine arts professor in the School of Design, Matt Neff, found a way to pay tribute his former colleague in a special way.
Media Contact:Mindy Weinberg | firstname.lastname@example.org | 215-746-1342June 3, 2014
WHO: University of Pennsylvania Libraries and PhillyDH
WHAT: PhillyDH@Penn, a digital humanities, participant-led conference
WHEN: Friday, June 20, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
WHERE: Van Pelt Library