Hear the Latest Research by Penn Arts & Sciences Graduate Students at Penn Grad Talks February 23

Penn Grad Talks 2024

Liven up a February afternoon and exercise your brain at the eighth annual Penn Grad Talks! Penn graduate students in the Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and the Professional Master’s categories will distill their research and findings down to under eight minutes in TED-style presentations. Judges will select a winner in each category, and the in-person and virtual audiences will vote on an Audience Choice winner. Each winner will receive a cash prize of $500.

The 2024 Penn Grad Talks will be held on Friday, February 23, beginning at noon at Widener Lecture Hall, Penn Museum (3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104). The wide range of topics includes colonialism, environmental resilience, AI, and art. This event is open to the Penn community and the general public and is ADA accessible. Refreshments, including vegan and vegetarian options, will be served throughout the day. If you can’t make it in person, you can watch on YouTube.

For a full schedule and list of presenters and topics, please click here.


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