Growing Up in Science

January 25, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Have you ever wondered what your professor struggled with as a student? Or what challenges your advisor faced before getting their PhD? Growing up in Science is a conversation-style event series about becoming and being a scientist; UPenn faculty members share their life stories with a focus on their struggles, failures, doubts, and detours. This is an opportunity to learn from personal experiences and to engage in a conversation about the unspoken difficulties faced in a life in science.


Special Guest:

Michelle J. Johnson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation & Bioengineering, UPenn

Director, Rehabilitation Robotics Lab


Robots and Rehab: Dr. Johnson researches how robotics and neuroscience can help individuals recover from brain injury. She develops physical therapy robots for stroke survivors and aging populations as well as creates more affordable and accessible rehabilitative robotics for people around the world.  

Contact: for more information.

ARCH Building, Fireside Lounge (3601 Locust Walk, 2nd Floor)