Upperclassmen Q&A Panel

October 8th Last week, we invited four upperclassmen to a Q&A panel in KCECH to discuss their experiences with finding internships and different positions as an undergraduate student. We lured participants in with free Thai food and consequently many underclassmen showed up ready to listen to the imparted wisdom of their upperclassmen peers! With topics…

WiCS Discussion with Profs. Kafai and Weirich

On Saturday March 17th around lunchtime, students and professors gathered to have a really interesting discussion about all sorts of topics ranging from being a woman in a STEM field to the general stressful environment at Penn, and what we can do about it. This was one of my favorite events–it’s really not every day…

Dinner with Professor Rajiv Gandhi

On February 6th, we brought Professor Rajiv Gandhi, who teaches a number of computer science courses here at Penn, back to Kings Court English College House to speak about learning comp sci in the States. The discussion was a chance for students to ask the professor any questions that they had. Professor Gandhi talked about…

WiCS Freshman Internship Panel

With warm pizza and personal stories, big sisters from WiCS calmed down freshmen’s high-strung nerve around the mysterious first-year internship experience—“In my group, many members had children of my age. It was like becoming the child of the family for one month. So don’t be afraid to ask for help, because everyone on your team…

WiCS Takes Restaurant Week!

Ahi tuna dumplings? Check. Mini duck rolls? Check. And those were just the appetizers. WiCS kicked off the year by eating out at Spice 28 during Restaurant Week. While dining on yummy dishes like dry pot chicken and green tea mochi ice cream, new members and upperclassmen alike got to catch up and get to know…

Benedict Brown Dinner Discussion

The first WiCS dinner discussion with Professor Benedict Brown–the CIS 110 professor– was a huge success! As we dined on delicious food from Hummus, we listened to him discuss his career path and current projects. As of that time, he was working on digital restoration of antique pieces. Professor Brown was one of my professors…

Dr. Rajiv Gandhi

November 14, 2014 by Karen Her On November 14, 2014, we were fortunate to have Dr. Rajiv Gandhi come to Kings Court English College House to talk about his field of study and his experience working with students. After a discussion about his research in the design and analysis of algorithms, networks, and graph theory,…

Dr. Danielle Bassett

October 7, 2014 by Jessica Ramos The phenomena of how our brains work is an exciting topic only made more exciting by Dr. Danielle Bassett! On October 7, 2014 Danielle Bassett came to Kings Court English College House to discuss systems engineering and her research on how people learn. She discussed her exploration of the…

Dr. Benedict Brown

by Jessica Ramos Nothing could be better than brownies and a talk with an awesome professor. Dr. Benedict Brown is a professor in computer science at the University of Pennsylvania who absolutely loves what he does. Members of King’s Court English College House enjoyed freshly made brownies while Dr. Benedict Brown discussed his research in…