Seminars and Workshops
Biomedical Postdoctoral CouncilScience and Society Seminar Series
Programs available with SPARK and iPRAXIS for biomedical postdocs to mentor students and gain valuable teaching experience
Jim Shroder (SPARK) and Meagan Hopkins-Doerr (iPRAXIS)
August 6th 2014
combats the epidemic of disengagement and dropping-out among low-income
urban youth with a unique apprenticeship model that brings 7th and 8th
grade youth into professional workplaces. Through hands-on activities
within a meaningful adult relationship, Spark mentors help students
develop foundational social-emotional skills, connect their school work
to tangible career opportunities, and increase their motivation and
performance in school. Volunteering with Spark helps mentors develop new
skills and increase their job satisfaction.
iPRAXIS is a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organization located in the Science Center, in the heart of Philadelphia’s
University City.They are located at the intersection of information
technology and the life sciences, commerce and academia – ideally situated to
bring the benefits of the knowledge economy to the people most in need. iPRAXIS
initiatives focus on improving science education for under-served students,
increasing the participation of minorities in the business of science, and
guaranteeing that scientific breakthroughs benefit everyone.
Institutions and Population Health: The Case of Prisons Jason Schnittker, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology, UPenn, May 13th, 2011
Amita Bansal, Ph.D.