Specific topics included in the Academy will be derived from departmental research thrusts and may include:
- Synthesis and characterization of new compounds and materials
- Chemistry of life processes
- Spectroscopy and environmental photochemistry
- Nanoscale materials and molecular devices
- New materials to solve energy challenges
See this program’s 2016 syllabus (PDF)
Prerequisites: One year of high school chemistry is required for the application.
Program Director: Susan Phillips, PhD
Dr. Phillips is the physical chemistry laboratory coordinator in the Chemistry Department of the University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches general chemistry lectures and physical chemistry labs. She also provides demonstrations for chemistry lectures and serves as an advisor for the undergraduate chemistry society. Dr. Phillips has been teaching chemistry at the college level for more than 20 years and has been at Penn since 2002. She received her PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
If you attend a School District of Philadelphia public or charter high school, you may be eligible to attend Penn Summer Prep free of charge with a Penn Summer Scholarship.
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