PennScience is committed to promoting and raising the visibility of undergraduate research.
Doing research has become a standard part of many science majors' interests, and many students go above and beyond the call of the minimum requirements, spending long hours and even summers in the lab. Some even begin their research careers while still in high school. Yet too often, this work goes unnoticed and unreported.
By creating a scientific forum for and by students, we hope to bring together young researchers, helping to make students feel that rather than participating in a disjointed and isolating endeavor, they are becoming a part of a true community of scholars. We also seek to raise the awareness of the outside community to research performed by undergraduates.
A key goal of our journal is to make publication more accessible to college students, providing a peer-reviewed journal dedicated solely to their work. Publication in academic journals is a time-consuming process which is not always suitable for the duration and scale of projects done by undergraduates; we seek to create another option will allow more students to publish their research.
Writers direct the theme and content for each issue. They research specific topics of their own interest within the theme and create feature articles. Writers also conduct interviews of Penn faculty members.
Managers: Da Hyeon Choi, Sagar Gupta
Editors peer-review research article submissions and also review feature articles and provide valuable feedback to the writers.
Managers: Mehek Dedhia, Brian Song
The Design committee is responsible for the design of each issue. Members are challenged to create organized and elegant publications.
Managers: Amara Okafor, Bianca Vama
The Business committee handles the
logistics of running the journal. Key functions include financing, sponsorship, and publicity.
Managers: Glen Kahan
The Technology committee manages web services and technological infrastructure for the journal, including our website and social media profiles.
Managers: Grace Lee