Seminars and Workshops

Current Activities

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

About Spark
Spark 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.
For more information: www.sparkprogram.orgYoutube

About iPraxis
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. 
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Past Seminars

Institutions and Population Health:  The Case of Prisons Jason Schnittker, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology, UPenn, May 13th, 2011


Amita Bansal, Ph.D.