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Penn Women's Biomedical Society


The primary goal of Penn Women's Biomedical Society is to provide undergraduates with information pertaining to graduate education and careers in the biomedical field. PWBS welcomes undergraduate women from diverse backgrounds and interests to (a) promote high achievement in science, (b) provide a supportive environment for women to engage in educational science-related activities and (c) serve as mentors to kids in the community. Throughout the year we hold interview, admissions, and research panels.. Additionally we organize volunteer activities at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Ronald McDonald House. Last year we participated in the both the March of Dimes to help raise money for premature babies as well as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund walk. In addition to these events, we also plan trips to the Franklin Institute and Mutter museum. Through our Faculty Chat program, PWBS offers students the unique opportunity to interact with female science and engineering professors in a personal, non-classroom setting, where a variety of topics are discussed.