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.
Magnolia is junior who hails from Livingston, New Jersey. She is passionate about Biology and is also pursuing minors in Chemistry and Medical Sociology. As a University Scholar, Magnolia is deeply interested in studying adipose tissue biology, both on the bench and in the literature. Ultimately, she seeks to promote scientific literacy both in and beyond the Penn community through PennScience. In her free time, Magnolia enjoys ambitious baking projects- sourdough and croissants are among her favorites!
Da Hyeon Choi
Mehek is a junior from Mumbai, India and is studying neuroscience. Outside of PennScience, she is involved with the Penn India Association, the Educational Pipeline Program, the Penn Bioethics Journal and conducts research related to Alzheimer's Disease.
Ryan (Chansong) Won
Amara is a senior at UPenn from North Jersey studying neuroscience with a minor in Chemistry and Healthcare management. She is on the pre-medical track and aspires to be a physician one day. She has been a member of PennScience since her freshman year!
Avi is a rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Neuroscience, and he is excited to serve as PennScience’s Graphic Design co-Manager! On campus, Avi serves as the committee chair for Journal Committee within the Penn Neuroscience Society, takes photos for the Daily Pennsylvanian, and volunteers. He also currently conducts research focused on how imbalances within the integrated stress response pathway play a role in the onset of multiple neurodegenerative diseases. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, going on runs, playing soccer, and reading.
Cice is a sophomore studying chemistry and biochemistry in the college. She is passionate about research and spreading science to more people. She is grateful to be part of the PennScience team and can't wait to work with everyone!
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, Anushka Dasgupta
The Design committee is responsible for the design of each issue. Members are challenged to create organized and elegant publications.
Managers: Avinash Singh, Phuong Ngo
The Business committee handles the
logistics of running the journal. Key functions include financing, sponsorship, and publicity.
Managers: Ryan (Chansong) Won
The Technology committee manages web services and technological infrastructure for the journal, including our website and social media profiles.
Managers: Cice Chen