December 9, 2019

Check out my recent reflection:

August 5, 2019

 I had the fantastic opportunity to share my perspectives about synthetic biology and what I view as important directions for its future in education.  This is my primary research area and it is motivated by my concerns for the ways biotechnologies continue to impact s...

April 22, 2018

Last weekend, I had the honor of hosting a station at a Philadelphia Science Festival event hosted at the University of Pennsylvania Pennovation Center.  There, I showed elementary and middle school children and their interested parents some of the biodesign activities...

April 14, 2018

Recently, I had the awesome opportunity to attend my second ever American Education Research Association (AERA) meeting held in Times Square NYC. There, I presented research findings from two studies I've been collaborating on.  The first explores the extent to which b...

April 7, 2018

Last weekend I ran the AllState Hot Chocolate 5K along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in my Philadelphia neighborhood.  I run more than a few of these a year, and so this was no different as I readied my headphones and prepared for the stretch.  This time, I decided to...

February 9, 2018

One of the more incredible aspects of Philadelphia is the deeply rooted pride everyone has around the city collectively. Sure—there’re typical challenges faced by urban districts including those related to class, race, education and opportunity. But what makes Philly s...

December 13, 2017

Last week I had the awesome opportunity to attend a biodesign exhibit hosted by two important contributors on the research team with which I have the pleasure of being associated.  The projects were outcomes from an undergraduate biodesign course taught here at Penn....

December 7, 2017

 Penn GSE's very own Elisabeth Reinkordt produced this video which illustrates the incredible potential synthetic biology has in learning.  

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