News & Opportunities Archive

Students in Grades 6-11: Apply for Penn Science Programs 2019!

STEM Summer 2019 Programs at Penn

For School District of Philadelphia Middle and High School Students

The University of Pennsylvania is looking for talented and motivated Philadelphia public school students to attend STEM programs this summer. Scholarships are available based on need in most cases. Please use the informatio assembled in this flyer (link below) to encourage potential participants to apply, and use the websites URLs for details on individual opportunities.

40th Annual George Washington Carver Science Fair

The Carver Science Fair encourages urban youth to pursue academic achievement, careers in science, civic involvement, and character development.

June 19, 2018: The Early Universe - Community Astronomy Event

 

 

June 19, 2018 - David Rittenhouse Lab, 209 S 33rd St.

7:30pm Panel Discussion with Jo Dunkley, Katherine Freese and Brian Keating; moderated by Derrick Pitts

8:30pm Mingle with Astronomers

Students in Grades 6-12: Apply for Penn Science Programs 2018!

STEM Summer 2018 Programs at Penn 

For School District of Philadelphia middle and high school students

The University of Pennsylvania is looking for talented and motivated Philadelphia public school students to attend STEM programs this summer. Scholarships are available based on need in most cases. Please use the informatio assembled in this flyer (link below) to encourage potential participants to apply, and use the websites URLs for details on individual opportunities.

Feb. 17, 24 & Mar. 17, 2018: Volunteers Needed for 3 STEM Diversity Events at the Franklin Institute

We are reaching out to you to see if you and your team might be interested in
participating in an upcoming event at The Franklin Institute that strives to raise awareness of the diversity in the sciences.

As part of a broader strategy to celebrate diversity year-round, we plan to host events that showcase both contributions of visionary scientists and engineers who were among the minority in their fields as well as the current local professionals who have followed in their footsteps.

Spring 2018: Volunteers Needed for Various iPraxis STEM Events!

We're proud to share that we had a very productive and impactful fall quarter. We judged more than 300 science fair projects, mentored 180 students, and provided the students that we serve with more valuable opportunities to be exposed to STEM! We have every intention to keep up the momentum in 2018. We are looking for presenters, judges, workshop facilitators, STEM Night volunteers, iFunction volunteers, marketing professionals, grant writers, and people interested in helping students prepare for the Carver Science Fair!

Summer Job Openings- Math Corps Philadelphia

Math Corps Philadelphia is a combined academic enrichment and mentoring program for Philadelphia public and charter school students. Our summer camp is FREE for all participants. During summer camp our high school Teaching Assistants mentor and teach our middle school students and our College Instructors mentor and teach our high school Teaching Assistants.

The camp is designed to provide high school mentors for our middle school students. In addition to learning math, we have fun! We play games, hold assemblies, develop relationships, and encourage social growth.

Jan. 8-9, 2018: Physics for the Season of Lights: The Physics of Motion

The University of Pennsylvania Department of Physics and Astronomy presents the 18th (!!) annual

Physics for the Season of Lights:

The Physics of Motion
Mon January 8, 2018 & Tue January 9, 2018
Two Presentations Each Day
9:30-11:30 AM and 12 noon-2 PM

David Rittenhouse Laboratory, lecture hall A1
33rd and Walnut Streets

A two hour presentation of Penn’s best mechanics demonstrations, aimed at high school and middle school students.

Due Dec. 23, 2017: Call for Proposals: PPEH Research and Teaching Seed Fund

PPEH invites faculty to apply for grants from the Research and Teaching Seed Funding in support of projects that speak to the Program’s four core commitments:

1) Broadly interdisciplinary, collaborative inquiry across the arts and sciences

2) arts-driven inquiry into place, particularly our campus and the City of Philadelphia as well as urban ecology in other global contexts

3) public engagement, particularly in and with environmental justice communities and concerns

Dec. 2, 2017: Open Labs Science Café

Saturday, December 2nd / 2:00 – 4:00 PM Houston Hall, Ben Franklin Room 3417 Spruce St / Philadelphia, PA / 19104Talk titles will include:

  • One Health: Physicians, Vets and Scientists Joining Forces to Fight Diseases (by Emily Knebel)
  • Using Mass Spectrometry to Detect Cancer Biomarkers (by Delaine Burgos)
  • What’s It Like to Be Really Small?: A Tale About Electrons in Nano World (by Ravi Saxena)
  • It’s a Wrap: Unravelling the Sto

Oct. 27, 2017: Women in Physics Public Lecture: A Cosmic Perspective: Searching for Aliens, Finding Ourselves

6:00 p.m.-Penn Museum, Harrison Auditorium

 Jill Tarter, Bernard Oliver Chair, Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute

Oct. 20, 2017: Paid Research Assistant Position with Kleinman Center for Energy Policy

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student interested in energy policy, we encourage you to consider working as a Kleinman Center Research Assistant.

Help brainstorm ideas; collect and analyze data; and draft, write, and edit written materials. Opportunities exist for authoring or co-authoring papers, policy digests, and blog posts on today’s most timely energy topics. Former research assistants have helped publish pieces on wind energy, coal towns, carbon taxing, and more.

April 2017: Ancient Skies at the Penn Museum

 For the second year in a row, the Penn Museum presents Ancient Skies.  The Penn student community is invited to join us as we seek to explore how astronomical observations of both ancient and modern people have shaped our understanding of the universe and our place in it.

This event will include a series of mini-lectures followed by a brief Q&A.

April 2017: Penn LENS Application Deadline Extended!

The ONLINE APPLICATION is now open for the summer 2017 Penn Laboratory Experience in Natural Science (LENS) program.  The application will close on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 11:59pm.

 Picture: 2016 End of Session Penn LENS Poster Session  

Mar. 2017: Printable Summer Programs Flyer Now Available

The Science Outreach Initiative has compiled a list of STEM programs for middle and high school students happening on the Penn campus this summer.

All of the activities, which are looking for students who could thrive in an academically rigorous environment, are either free or provide scholarship assistance for local students who otherwise might not apply due to financial reasons. Most programs are run independently of this office and application deadlines vary.  

Nov. 2016: New STE(A)M Mentorship Opportunity with STEMCityPHL

 STEMCityPHL is actively recruiting mentors for the STE(A)M Scholars program in partnership with District 1199C at Roxborough High School.

Oct. 2016: Society of Women Engineers Conference convenes in Philadelphia

SWE is hosting its annual conference and career fair at the Philadelphia Convention Center Oct. 27-29, 2016. During Invent it. Build it. (Sat., 10/29), girls in grades 6-8 are invited to learn what engineers do and discover opportunities for futher advancement in the field.

Apr. 2016: National Alliance for Broader Impacts Summit coming to Penn

The National Alliance for Broader Impacts will hold their annual Summit on Penn's campus, April 20-22, 2016.

This event brings Broader Impacts professionals from around the country for 3 days to discuss best practices and gives participants a chance to network and build collaborations with colleagues.

Originating from the Broader Impacts Infrastructure Summit 2013, held at the University of Missouri, this year's Summit will be the second annual summit for the National Alliance for Broader Impacts.

Feb. 2016: Summer Programs Flyer Now Available

 The Science Outreach Initiative has compiled a list of programs for high school and middle school students happening in the Summer of 2016 on the Penn campus.

All programs are looking for students who could thrive in these academically rigorous science, math and engineering activities but may not apply for financial reasons.  ALL of these programs are either free or provide scholarship assistance for local students!

Nov. 2014: Science Outreach Initiative highlighted in Penn Current article

The Science Outreach Initiative and their involvement with the National Alliance for Broader Impacts (NABI) was featured in an article published in the Penn Current on November, 20, 2014.

Nov. 2014: NSF special report on Broader Impacts

On Wednesday, November 12, 2014 the National Science Foundation released a special report on Broader Impacts.

The report follows up from the Broader Impacts Infrastructure Summit which occured in April 2014.  Broader Impacts stakeholders from around the country gathered in Arlington, VA to discuss what can be done to meet the challenge set forth by NSF President France Cordova to "make science relevant to the taxpayer."

FAQs about revisions to NSF Broader Impacts criterion

 The Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence - Florida sponsored a series of 5 sessions at universities and researches which were attended by 150+ scientists interested in learning about revisions to the NSF Broader Impacts criterion. The end product is a well-organized and thoughtful set of questions and answers on this topic, providing some excellent suggestions for thinking about how to approach this in your grant proposals and programs.

C&E News article -- "Broader Impacts, Take Two"

The December 10, 2012 issue of Chemical and Engineering News (C&E News) contains an article on the revised NSF Broader Impacts Review Criterion.

A pdf of the article can be found here.

(posted 12.10.12)

Now Available -- NSF Webinar on Revised Proposal Guide

The NSF Webinar which covered revisions to the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG ---NSF -- 13-1) took place on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 2:00 PM EST.  

To view and hear the entire webinar follow this link.

To view the slides used in the webinar follow this link.

 

NEW NSF Proposal & Award Preparation Guide -- effective Jan. 14, 2013

On October 4, 2012 NSF released a revised Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) which incorporates significant revisions to the NSF merit review criteria of Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts. These revisions are effective for proposals submitted or due on or after January 14, 2013.