Penn Groups

The Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG) contributes to its members’ professional success and the public welfare by providing leadership, advocacy, and applied research in environmental and engineering geology. AEG’s values are based on the belief that its members have a responsibility to assume stewardship over their fields of expertise. . In support of serving an international network of environmental and engineering geologists devoted to excellence, AEG values: - Upholding sound principles of scientific inquiry with respect to the study and evaluation of geologic processes, their impact on humans, and the human impact on Earth - Encouraging and facilitating ongoing education and training as well as supporting members in their dedication to their work - Building public appreciation for how environmental and engineering geology contribute to public safety and the protection of property
The Biochemistry Club is a student-run organization devoted to bringing together Penn students interested in biological, medical, and physical sciences together with prestigious scientists in these fields in a way that will enhance their education. To this end, the Biochemistry Club hosts a series of seminars with researchers and faculty from prestigious institutions. The seminars are student-oriented, and designed to foster direct contact between undergraduates and professionals
The BBB Society is for all Penn students interested in the study of psychology, biology, and neuroscience. Its aim are to inform students of ongoing features and programs relating to the Biological Basis of Behavior, to stimulate the intellectual capacities of students, to encourage social and academic relations between students and faculty members as well as communication between students, and to provide advising in course selection.
Consult for America is a student-run organization that provides free consulting and business development services to small business owners and entrepreneurs in the Philadelphia community.
On campus, around Philadelphia, and around the world, PennEWB seeks to address the challenges of international development through educational initiatives and the implementation of hands-on, sustainable engineering projects, while involving and training internationally responsible students. Since 2004, PennEWB has taken great strides towards accomplishing this goal and will continue to be a driving force in the education and development of students, mentors, and community members.
Penn Law’s Environmental Law Project (ELP) is a pro bono organization that provides students with opportunities to engage in legal advocacy on environmental issues. We partner with non-profit organizations to produce meaningful research for practitioners throughout the academic year. We also perform environmental policy analysis in public comments submitted to regulatory agencies each semester. In addition to our pro bono opportunities, ELP is building a community of those interested in environmental law in order to provide mentorship, networking opportunities, and greater exposure to environmental law within and beyond the Law School.
We ask that the University of Pennsylvania take a more sustainable and ethical strategy to investing its endowment. To do this we are demanding that Penn divest its endowment from the top 200 fossil fuel companies and reinvest funds in clean energy companies/projects.
The Future of Humanity Society (FHS) is a student organization that looks at the big questions that lie in humanity’s future, especially those posed by new technologies and social movements. Technology has always been a harbinger for change in the past and is poised to bring about even more radical transformations in our daily lives. Likewise, the impact of new ideas and belief systems has and will continue to reshape the very way we organize into societies. We seek to provide students both with a forum to discuss humanity’s future in a rapidly changing world, as well as the tools needed to understand and become involved in technologies and ideas that can shape our future.
InSITE Fellows and alumni make up a global network of entrepreneurs and leaders in technology and venture capital. Founded in 1999, there are over 500 proud alumni who have worked on over 100 projects. They've helped raised over $300 million in startup funding. Check out success stories of companies we've worked with here: (Hop Stop, Keen Home, Stylr, Artsy).
The Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program (KDSAP) is a student-run organization that provides free kidney health screenings and health education to underserved communities. We provide programs geared towards improving the health of underserved populations.
This group connects students in the PennDesign community to local practitioners and programs in the realm of Land Use and Environmental Planning. We host professionals to speak about their practices, and we take field trips to see programs in action. In this club, students will connect with Philadelphia land use planners and environmental planners, and become familiar with the issues and opportunities that city and larger region are facing today.
MIDAs aims at offering an informal and stimulating environment for students to propose new research ideas, discuss preliminary work, highlight new data sources, receive suggestions from peers, and circulate helpful information.
Our mission is to facilitate recreational aeronautics, astronautics, and aviation in the Penn community.
Our goal is to raise awareness about animal suffering and to advocate for innovative solutions to the widespread abuse taking place in factory farms. We work closely with Penn Vegan Society and Penn Effective Altruism to hold events and discussion groups about these issues.
Penn Electric Racing is a student-run project with the purpose of designing, building, and racing alternative energy vehicles. Students are engaged in vehicle design and construction, as well as management, fund-raising and public relations. Penn Electric Racing aims to educate students and give them practical experience working on a large-scale engineering project. Our club is open to students of all levels and backgrounds and exists as a microcosm of a large, diverse organization.
Penn for Privacy serves a dual purpose. It will encourage awareness and activism in the realm of electronic privacy and work for the development of information age technologies with privacy as a base tenant.
Penn Labs is a non-profit, student-run organization at the University of Pennsylvania dedicated to building technology for student use and supporting an open-source development environment on-campus. We're sponsored by the UA, the Provost's Office and VPUL.
Its original mission accomplished, the foundation turned its focus to preventing birth defects and infant mortality. The March of Dimes has led the way to discover the genetic causes of birth defects, to promote newborn screening, and to educate medical professionals and the public about best practices for healthy pregnancy. We have supported research for surfactant therapy to treat respiratory distress and helped initiate the system of regional neonatal intensive care for premature and sick babies. Our recent Folic Acid Campaign achieved a dramatic reduction in the incidence of neural tube defects, birth defects of the brain and spine.
The University of Pennsylvania Neuroscience Society strives to provide a forum of discussion for today’s rapidly developing field of neuroscience. We seek to bring together undergraduate and graduate students who share an avid interest in learning about the human brain and nervous system. We also seek to inform undergraduate and graduate students about potential academic and clinical careers in the field of neuroscience. Furthermore, we aim to spread awareness of neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease not only throughout Penn’s campus, but also throughout the greater Philadelphia community. We achieve our goals through a series of guest lecturers, neuroscience workshops, student discussion panels, and seminars hosted by neurologists at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Penn SWS aims to empower a new generation of women investors for the future. Through instructive seminars, mentoring initiatives, and meetings with successful investors such as Warren Buffett, SWS provides resources upon which women can build greater knowledge of the financial markets. The goal of SWS is not only to educate its members, but also to build a community where women can learn and feel comfortable with managing their finances.
Penn Sustainability Review (PSR) is the first and only sustainability-focused publication at the University of Pennsylvania. We are completely student-run, with online and print platforms featuring opinion editorials, leadership interviews, and academic papers on topics of sustainability, environmental activism and energy policy. Since our inception in Fall 2011, we have aimed to provide a platform to exchange knowledge, ideas, and perspectives on wide-ranging sustainability issues both in print and through campus dialogue. Through educating students and facilitating events, PSR seeks to encourage undergraduates to take ownership of environmental issues and enact meaningful change.
Penn TechnoGrads is a self-learning group of Graduate students from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at University of Pennsylvania. This organization aims to help graduate engineers from all fields to collaborate and come up with exciting ideas and encourage them to implement these ideas. The ultimate and all-encompassing aim of this organization is to gather as much information and as many resources related to the technical field as possible and to make them available to the engineering student community at Penn so that they have the best environment possible to create and develop wonderful engineering applications.
Ideas for Action, a joint initiative of Wharton and the World Bank, aims to provide young leaders around the world with an opportunity to help shape the international development agenda. We work with students and young professionals from currently 130+ different countries around the world to develop new ideas for financing the SDGs. Our best teams present their ideas at the IMF & World Bank Annual Meetings and receive support from a dedicated incubator at Wharton to help them implement their ideas. The I4A student initiative supports the World Bank and the Zicklin Center in expanding the scope and scale of the Ideas for Action program and runs the incubator projects aimed at facilitating the implementation of the most promising ideas.
PennScience is a multidisciplinary undergraduate research journal published by the Science and Technology Wing at the University of Pennsylvania. PennScience is committed to promoting and raising the visibility of undergraduate research. Doing research has become a standard part of many science majors, 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.
The Technology Entrepreneurship Club encourages an entrepreneurial atmosphere within the engineering school and across the Penn campus. Through guest speakers and trips to local businesses, TEC aims to expose students to booming businesses and innovative technologies. Join us as TEC enters its most exciting year! If you'd like to be added to our listserve or have any questions/suggestions, please contact
Climate Reality is devoted to catalyzing a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society and specifically at Penn, we are devoted to getting our university to commit to using 100% renewable energy by the year 2030.
We believe that blockchain technology (and other technology related to it) will revolutionize many industries in the near future. Due to this belief, we wish to provide a avenue for all those interested to learn more about blockchain. Through workshops, speakers, and projects, we hope to educate both Penn and the general community about this world-changing technology.
YouthHack's goal is to help both high school and university students learn more about startups, technology and entrepreneurship through incubation programs, workshops, speaker series and mentorship. We focus heavily in educating students and helping them develop the skills they will need to run a startup or contribute to one. We work with entrepreneurs, engineers, venture capitalists and professors to develop material that help give students a real world education of what it's like to start a startup.