Community Outreach

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Philadelphia Science Festival

The Neuroscience Graduate Group hosts booths at the annual Philadelphia Science Festival, "a nine-day community-wide celebration of science. Featuring lectures, debates, hands-on activities, special exhibitions and a variety of other informal science education experiences for all ages, the Festival aims to provide opportunities for all Philadelphians to positively engage with and build a community around science, engineering, and technology." 

More information can be provided by Hannah Shoenhard, the GLIA Science Festival organizer, at

Brains in Briefs - Neuroscience, stripped down. 

Brains in Briefs brings you short, digestible summaries of the latest published neuroscience research by graduate students from the University of Pennsylvania. We explain the key points of our findings and why neuroscience research is important. Check it out here


Neuroscience Public Lecture

The semi-annual Penn Neuroscience Public Lecture features features three 15 minute TED-style talks from Penn faculty members on a neuroscience topic. 

Public Lectures are held in the Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research (3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, 19104). Check-in begins at 6pm, as well as fun, interactive demonstrations! The lectures begin at 6:30 and are followed by a reception with snacks and refreshments, so be sure to stick around to enjoy the food and interact with some of the scientists!

Many of the former public lectures can be viewed on the Penn NGG Youtube channel.