Some University of Pennsylvania students are determined to change the world, while others set their sights closer to home by focusing on improving their local communities. Kristen Smith, a social work student at the School of Social Policy & Practice, wants to do it all.
By Marjorie Ferrone
From Beauregard, Ala., to Washington, D.C., John “Trey” Smith III is invested in the success of America’s education system.
When political science majors Alyssa Dickinson, Conor Nickel and Yamini Nabar graduate from the University of Pennsylvania on May 19, they will be leaving behind a legacy on campus.
Two University of Pennsylvania professors have been awarded Humboldt Research Awards to fund year-long collaborations with colleagues in Germany.
Penn has long been a hub of robotics research, and continues to be at the center of this expanding field of study, designing intelligent machines for the changing times.
A series of videos produced by student filmmakers at the University of Pennsylvania has put young biomedical researchers around campus in the spotlight.
Almost every biological process involves sensing the presence of a certain chemical. Finely tuned over millions of years of evolution, the body’s different receptors are shaped to accept certain target chemicals.
Working memory, the ability to hold information in your mind, think about it and use it to guide behavior, develops through childhood and adolescence and is key for successful performance at school and work. Previous research with young children has documented socioeconomic disparities in performance on tasks of working memory.