We aim to provide students—from kindergarten through graduate school—and adults engaging information about our science.

Aligned to the academic mission of the University of Pennsylvania, we believe in the importance of providing knowledge and resources to those in the university’s own backyard.  Our programs teach people to think like scientists regardless of prior education or experience.

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  Name Role
shuda Dr. Jamie Shuda

Director - Office of Outreach, Education & Research

Leads STEM education initiatives and  impact research for K-12 and PSOM partnerships. Collaborates with faculty and trainees on broader impact proposals and evaluation.

joshua Joshua Kouassi

DrosoPHILA Program Coordinator and Outreach Educator

Oversees the scheduling and daily operation of the DrosoPHILA fruit fly program, delivers both DrosoPHILA and BioEYES programming in schools, works on special projects and social media for the OER office.

Tracey Tracy Nelson

BioEYES Program Manager and Educator


Oversees the scheduling and daily operation of the BioEYES zebrafish program, assists with special projects and replications, delivers BioEYES programming in schools

tarence Tarence Smith

Manager - Office of Outreach, Education, & Research 


Oversees STEM education initiatives and programming for K-12 populations; manages engagement with the Philadelphia community