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A Penn student explores environmental challenges from a sociological perspective

After serving for eight years in the military, Jesse Morgan Raines is completing a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies. The first in his family to go to college, Raines is a senior majoring in Africana studies in the School of Arts and Sciences. He credits Service2School, a non-profit organization that offers peer-to-peer admissions assistance for military veterans, with helping him to make the move to Penn.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)Eastern Regional Research Center is located in Wyndmoor, PA. Students can work with dairy products and edible films.

The Monell Chemical Senses Center is a nonprofit research institute that focuses on taste and smell. Projects are funded both through governmental agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and by corporate sponsors in the food and flavor domain. Current projects include:

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) provides research opportunities for MCS students who are interested in completing a PhD degree upon completion of the MCS degree. Located at the edge of the Red Sea, KAUST provides a unique nurturing and international research environment for scientists to conduct high-impact research in an interdisciplinary setting.

Penn's Masters of Chemical Sciences program is partnered with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to provide students with an exclusive opportunity to conduct research for their capstone projects. GSK is one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. Through our formal agreement, students are exposed to all stages of the pharmaceutical R&D process from early discovery to clinical manufacturing at two research sites in the Philadelphia region.

ExxonMobil is a global provider of the energy that is critical to driving progress and improving the lives of people around the world. Located in Clinton, New Jersey, ExxonMobil’s Research and Engineering (EMRE) Technology Center is comprised of 432 labs, 92 pilot plants and 850 offices. It employs some of the world’s leading minds in their respective fields, with over half of the workforce holding advanced degrees in engineering, chemistry and many more areas.

The Baruch S. Blumberg Institute is an independent nonprofit research institute that was established in 2003 by the Hepatitis B Foundation to advance its research mission. The Blumberg Institute supports programs dedicated to drug discovery, biomarker discovery and translational biotechnology around common research themes such as chronic hepatitis, liver disease and liver cancer in an environment conducive to interaction, collaboration and focus.

On Monday, September 24, 12 students in Penn’s Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Programs joined students from Penn Medicine for the Department of Surgery’s Operating Room Gowning and Scrubbing Orientation. This session, which was taught by perioperative staff members Maureen McCauley and Malcolm Waddell, is designed to prepare medical students to get clinical exposure by shadowing established surgeons on their rotations.

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