Penn GSE students, faculty, and staff are traveling globally and engaging locally more than ever before, and we want to invite you to share your summer with the Penn community.
June 6, 2013 - A degree from Penn GSE proved to be the perfect springboard into a successful career for alumna Larissa Pahomov. Pahomov teaches English at Science Leadership Academy (SLA), a Philadelphia magnet school located in Center City Philadelphia. Well known for providing each of its students with a laptop, an inquiry-driven curriculum, and an academically accomplished and diverse student body, SLA is also acclaimed for its incredibly skilled faculty.
May 22, 2013 - Greeting guests, passing microphones, and pitching in behind the scenes, eight Penn GSE student volunteers clad in navy-blue T-shirts helped to organize the 2013 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition on May 7 and 8 at Penn. In return, they gained inspiration and insight to feed their futures as educators and leaders committed to innovation.
May 22, 2013 - At a University that values diversity, Penn GSE is one of the most diverse entities on campus. Of GSE’s standing faculty, 29 percent are people of color and 46 percent are women. Almost half of GSE’s staff members are people of color and nearly three-quarters are women. The student body is equally diverse: 38 percent of this year’s entering class are people of color, 74 percent are women, and 26 percent are international students.
May 20, 2013 - GSE played host to a group of approximately 80 excited novice computer programmers during Scratch Day @ Penn GSE on the afternoon of Saturday, May 18. The annual event, now in its fifth year—and one of many Scratch Day gathering across the country and around the world—brings people together to meet other Scratchers and imagine and share their Scratch projects and other digital designs.
May 20, 2013 - Penn GSE's 2013 Commencement Ceremony was held on Saturday, May 11th at the historic Penn Palestra. Lord David Puttnam, award-winning film producer and advocate for education, delivered the Commencement Address, and over 450 graduates received their diplomas.
May 16, 2013 – Penn GSE is proud to announce that Security Officer Edwin Ramos recently received two awards in recognition of his outstanding service to the University of Pennsylvania and its students. Officer Ramos received the GAPSA award in recognition of his outstanding security work in University City, which was given to him by the undergraduate student body.
May 6, 2013 - Friday night, April 26, was cool but clear—the perfect night for gazing at the stars and making eCrafts.
April 23, 2013 - Christina Hunt has the job of her dreams. She’s a third-grade teacher.
A native of the Philadelphia suburb of Phoenixville, Christina earned her B.A. in Government and Law at Lafayette University. When she explored graduate school options, she followed her heart and chose the Teacher Education Program (TEP) at Penn GSE. “Penn has a focus on urban education, and I was interested in working with underserved students,” she says. “The program aligned with my personal goals.”