The Bio-MakerSpace offers resources and equipment for all Penn students to achieve project successes.

By Hannah Spector

Educational labs can teach specific laboratory techniques and experimentally demonstrate key theoretical concepts, but this often does not lend itself to design. On the other hand, design labs encourage creativity but are often limited to specific courses, which in turn limits the breadth of resources available.

“We give students the space to learn through experience.”

This is where the George H. Stephenson Foundation Educational Laboratory and Bio-MakerSpace comes in. With over 500 supplies available, the Bio-MakerSpace is open to all Penn students and can accommodate a wide variety of disciplines, such as molecular biology, chemistry work, 3-D…


Penn Engineering and Penn Dental Medicine have united to transform oral health care.

By Hannah Spector

Microrobots clear a glass plate of a biofilm. (Geelsu Hwang and Edward Steager)

The Center for Innovation & Precision Dentistry (CiPD) launched on January 22nd with a virtual program to celebrate this new partnership. Their goals are two-fold: 1) Accelerate the discovery and translation of new therapies, diagnostics, and devices to address unmet needs in oral health, and 2) Train the next generation of leaders in oral-craniofacial research and oral health care innovation.

“There is an urgent need to innovate and find new affordable solutions for people who are susceptible to oral and craniofacial diseases.”

The center’s co-directors are Dr. Michel Koo, DDS, MS, PhD of Penn Dental Medicine and…

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