PHILADELPHIA — The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania is unveiling a prototype for its Information Portability Project during its fourth biennial “One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare,” Wednesday, June 8-10, at Penn’s Wharton School.
Veterinary-medicine student LaTasha Crawford writes about the interests that are drawing her into a career in translational research as she works toward both V.M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. (Bellwether)
PHILADELPHIA — Electrical engineers have long been toying with the idea of designing biological molecules that can be directly integrated into electronic circuits. University of Pennsylvania researchers have developed a way to form these structures so they can operate in open-air environments, and, more important, have developed a new microscope technique that can measure the electrical properties of these and similar devices.
William Laufer of the Wharton School comments on corporate criminal law.
Nine Finalists to Compete June 9 in Milken-Penn GSE’s Second Annual Education Business Plan Competition
PHILADELPHIA — Innovative solutions to recurring problems in education will take center stage at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education on June 9 when entrepreneurs compete in the second annual Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition, the only business plan competition specifically aimed at stimulating educational entrepreneurship and using innovation to improve education.
The finalists and their projects are:
Brooks Jackson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s FactCheck.org is cited for addressing tactics used in ads about Medicare.
In a video, Barbara Mellers, a PIK professor in Psychology and Wharton, says “most of the problems...we face...will have quite complex interdisciplinary answers.” (Wharton Magazine)
PHILADELPHIA — As floodwaters roll downstream, earth scientists at the University of Pennsylvania are keeping a watchful eye on the Mississippi Delta using satellite images and measurements of the sea surface in the Gulf of Mexico.
Federico Falcini, a researcher in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, is studying how the plume of water and sediment from the Mississippi River mixes with Gulf waters, using satellite data.