IT & Environmental Sustainability

As a prelude to Earth Day, the University Around You hosted it’s final 2018 lunch and learn about IT and Environmental Sustainability in April. We gathered some of the University of Penn’s leading authorities on the topic from Penn ISC, Wharton Operations, and the student body. Check out the Recording Slides fromRead More

IT & Entrepreneurship

One of Wharton’s greatest assets are the many entrepreneurial-minded students with for our 7th “University Around You” installment we wanted to highlight this amazing facet and focus of two key elements: tools for tech entrepreneurs and inspiring new student tech ventures. To achieve that goal, the Strategic Partnership team created a lunchRead More

Sims & Education Gamification

In addition to presenting students with tools to improve their academic experience, we hope that the University Around You series (see our 2017 and 2018 lunch and learns) enhances learning and inspires future leaders and entrepreneurs. With that in mind, we wanted to use our February lunch and learn to showcase two groups usingRead More

Research & Data

After the Survey Design & Analysis lunch and learn reached capacity at the end of 2017, we predicted that the 2018 University Around You series opening topic, “Research & Data”, would also be well-attended since students appreciate data collection and analysis tools. Because employers highly value critical thinking and data analysis, students want toRead More

Survey Design & Analysis

Given that December is a busy time of year for students, we trepidatiously sent out our registration for the Survey & Design lunch and learn optimistically hoping to get 20-30 attendees. Instead, we immediately hit the capacity of the room at 60 students and had an additional 20 students onRead More

The University Around You 2018 Campaign

In Fall 2017 “The University Around You” campaign launched and hosted some fantastic events showcasing the talent, knowledge, and initiative of our tech colleagues across Penn campus. We covered presentations about collaboration tools and spaces, IT security awareness, augmented and virtual reality, and survey design and analysis. Our events reached well over 100 students and weRead More

IT Security Awareness Panel

“This is 2017. Using a password alone is like expecting a screen door to protect your house — honest people won’t break your screen door, but people looking to do bad things will.”  – Dave Comroe, Sr. IT Director, Client Technology Services Ten years ago, we wouldn’t have expected 30+ students toRead More

Collaboration Tools and Spaces Review

Space and time – two components of student collaboration that consistently emerge as challenges in our annual student technology survey. In your busy student schedule, how do you find time to collaborate for group projects? On a university campus where meeting space is at a premium, where can you find collaborationRead More