Renée Creppy Combines Passion for Neuroscience and Soccer During MindCORE Summer Fellowship Program

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Renée Creppy is a junior at Xavier University of Louisiana, the only historically Black and Catholic university in the country, where she is earning a double major in neuroscience and French. Creppy was among 23 students who recently completed the MindCORE Summer Fellowship Program, a paid 10-week program at Penn that is open to outstanding undergrads.Read More

MindCORE Summer Fellowship Program Aims for a More Equitable Neuroscience Future

Penn is making sure that the next generation of neuroscientists will be different. The University has launched a multidisciplinary fellowship to attract more women and people of color to the field, which has lagged behind other sciences in diverse representation. The MindCORE Summer Fellowship is a paid, 10-week program open to Penn and non-Penn undergrads who partner with mentors to embark on a unique research project based on their own interests.Read More

Diversity in Neuroscience: How Wharton is Growing the Field

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When Ileri Akinnola arrived at Penn to join the Summer Undergraduate Internship Program, he wasn’t sure what to expect from an Ivy League school. He figured it would be ultra-competitive, exclusive, and perhaps a bit unwelcoming to a rising senior from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. But he found exactly the opposite.Read More

Opening Doors and Closing Gaps: How Wharton is Creating Access and Equality for Women in Data Science and Analytics

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Only 15% to 22% of data scientists are women, a disheartening statistic that Wharton is working to change. Since it was established three years ago, Analytics at Wharton has been forging a path for more women to enter the field through aggressive recruitment, special programs, and mentorship. The effort is paying off with more female participation in its programs this year than ever before.Read More

Paying It Forward: How Wharton Data Science Academy Alumna Sydney Bramen Is Creating Impact Through Analytics

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Wharton Data Science Academy alumna Sydney Bramen hopes to learn more about applying data science to real-world problems, including education inequality. Bramen tutors younger students through two Philadelphia volunteer organizations, SquashSmarts and OurVillage, so she’s seen the inequality firsthand. In fact, in her junior year, she learned the coding language Swift to create an app to help a struggling student learn fractions. Bramen says OurVillage now recommends the app for its math tutors.Read More