Pearson STEAM Speaker Series
The Pearson STEAM Speaker Series features lectures on a range of topics covering the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Lectures are offered in the fall and spring semesters and are open to students, faculty and community members. The series is coordinated by Sidney Kolpas, Associate Professor of Mathematics.
"Technology for Community-Based Stroke Rehabilitation"
Michelle J. Johnson, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Bioengineering, Director, Rehabilitation Robotics LabMichelle L. Johnson, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania Department of Physical Medicine
Tuesday, November 26, 11:10 a.m.-Noon
Marple Campus, STEM 1403
Stroke is a leading cause of disability in the U.S. Traditional rehabilitation is not able to meet the needs of the growing number of stroke survivors for intensive rehabilitation, lower time in therapy and post-acute care in the community. This talk will discuss how robot technology and technology in general can be leveraged to support post-acute care in high- and low-resource settings
"HIV: The H is for Human"
Ross S. Johnson, PhD, MPH Practice Associate Professor University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
October 22, 2019
Dylan A. Wadell, Harrison Surgical Scholar at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's Division of Cardiovascular Surgery
April 23, 2019
"A Multidisciplinary Approach"
Dan Amspacher, director of strategic initiatives, Human Resources at SEPTA & Tyler Ladd, P.E. manager of engineering, Power Department at SEPTA
March 26, 2019
"A Therapy that 'Drives' an Immune Response"
Chelsie Bartoszek, Translational and Correlative Studies Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania
November 27, 2018
"Mathematical Applications from a Career in Aerospace: What Does a Rocket Scientist Really Do?"
Dr. Thomas Pratt, Adjunct Professor of Mathematics, Delaware County Community College
March 27, 2018