Fall 2017 Science Cafe


Join us at the 4th Penn Science Café where rock-star graduate students talk about cutting edge research and their passion in science and humanities! Snacks, fruit, and coffee are provided. Talks are 10 minutes long and geared for high school students interested in STEM and social sciences. Following the talks, graduate students will more than happy to answer questions about scientific research, life as graduate student, as well as college preparation.

  • What: Four Penn graduate students giving TED-style talks on what makes their research exciting and inspiring (full details below!)
  • When: December 2nd, 2017; 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Where: Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Parking: Metered street and public lots (link).


About our student speakers

·        Emily Knebel

    • Program: Veterinary Science (VMD)
    • Talk Title: One Health: Physicians, Vets and Scientists Joining Forces to Fight Diseases

·        Delaine Zayas-Bazan Burgos

    • Program: Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics (PhD)
    • Talk Title: Using Mass Spectrometry to Detect Cancer Biomarkers

·        Ravindra Saxena

    • Program: Nanotechnology (Master's)
    • Talk Title: What’s It Like to Be Really Small?: A Tale About Electrons in Nano World

·        Melina Gyparaki

    • Program: Biology (PhD)
    • Talk Title: It’s a Wrap: Unravelling the Story of DNA Compaction