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PGSS 2018 Philly get-together

posted Nov 3, 2019, 4:47 PM by Janet Hurwitz

On Friday November 1, some members of the PGSS Class of 2018 currently at Penn, Princeton, and Drexel met up at Penn's campus to catch up with each other and discuss their recent college transitions. 

Nine PGSS Alumnae Attend PA First Lady's Women in STEM event

posted Oct 19, 2019, 3:10 PM by Janet Hurwitz

On Thursday, October 17, 9 PGSS alumnae, representing three decades from the 80's to the 00's, attended the First Lady's Women in STEM event at the Governor's Mansion in Harrisburg. The PGSS Women in STEM who attended are doctors, professors and engineers. They had a chance to share why PGSS is so important to our Commonwealth. Michelle Szpara (PGSS 1986) brought her shirt (see picture)! Other attendees from left to right are: Marie McGrath (PGSS 1992), Kathleen Ryan (PGSS 1998), Rena Cunard DeArment (PGSS 1987), Michelle Szpara (PGSS 1986), Amanda Johnsen (PGSS1995), Denise Kerchner (PGSS 2001), Kristen Di Norscia Jellison (PGSS 1992), Megan Goschler) Aaron (PGSS 1996), and Ami Parikh Jhaveri (PGSS 1999). 

PGSS Shares Program with IU 12 Gifted Educators

posted Sep 26, 2019, 7:03 PM by Janet Hurwitz   [ updated Sep 26, 2019, 7:04 PM ]

When PGSS teachers of the gifted gathered together at IU 12 (both in person and by teleconferencing), Beverly Jogan (PGSS 1997, TA 2002-3) and Hoa Dao (PGSS 2005 parent) were on hand to share excitement about PGSS and encourage them to have their students apply. Outreach to the IU's is important to us. Thanks to Beverly and Hoa for taking time out of your days to volunteer with PGSS Campaign! If you'd like to volunteer for speaking engagements, please let us know.

PGSS Boston Meetup

posted Sep 26, 2019, 6:53 PM by Janet Hurwitz   [ updated Sep 26, 2019, 6:56 PM ]

Although turn-out was lighter than the RSVP's, there was good discussion at the PGSS Boston Meetup. We appreciate David Halstead's
hospitality at his law firm.

PGSS Bay Area Meetup 8-19

posted Aug 28, 2019, 7:00 AM by Janet Hurwitz

San Francisco Bay Area Govies met up on Sunday, August 25th for a snack-based potluck in Mountain View, a Silicon Valley town between San Francisco and San Jose. We had representation by alumni from 1984 all the way through 2015. Our most recent addition to the alumni family just finished his undergrad degree and began working a couple of months ago at an up-and-coming Mountain View startup called Google. Thanks to Rob Liebscher (PGSS 1994) for hosting.

A Very Successful PGSS 2019 Ended on August 3

posted Aug 6, 2019, 1:33 PM by Janet Hurwitz   [ updated Aug 6, 2019, 1:34 PM ]

There were 56 new PGSS alumni who might have preferred to stay at PGSS for a little longer. Many have already said it was a life-changing experience as so many other PGSS alumni have said before. Closing ceremonies were moving and informative.

Professor Al Caretto (First PGSS Program Director)

posted Jul 1, 2019, 5:08 PM by Janet Hurwitz   [ updated Jul 1, 2019, 5:12 PM ]

We are sorry to report that Professor Caretto passed away. We are all indebted to him for making PGSS a reality so many years ago. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/postgazette/obituary.aspx?n=albert-a-caretto&pid=193280032&utm_source=MarketingCloud&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ObitShare&utm_content=ViewObituary
This picture is of Al with David Reiley at our PGSS reunion in our come-back year 2013.

Opening Ceremonies PGSS 2019

posted Jul 1, 2019, 11:59 AM by Janet Hurwitz

On June 30, thanks to our generous donors, 56 students moved in to Hammerschlag Dorm to begin a fantastic five weeks of academics and communal living. Here are the TA's heading back to the dorm after dinner.

PGSS DC Meet-up in VA

posted Jun 13, 2019, 9:29 AM by Janet Hurwitz

PGSS alum in the DC area met up in Arlington, VA for a happy hour filled with stories and a dramatic session of Codenames that, of course, included multiple science-focused clues. Pictured from left to right: Dan Velazquez (PGSS '89), Victoria Harris (PGSS '02), Arthur "AJ" Argall (PGSS '06), Tim O'Hara (PGSS '85), Charanya Kaushik (PGSS '08) and Simon Krauss (PGSS '06). Charanya was a TA in 2014, and Simon was RLD in 2018.

PGSS Googlers

posted Jun 12, 2019, 2:19 PM by Janet Hurwitz

On Tuesday, June 11, Jon Stahlman (PGSS 2003) organized a lunch for PGSS alumni who work at Google near Mountain View. It's gotten more complicated as there are more campuses and people have to travel further but those who gathered enjoyed themselves. Jon will plan another lunch there in the fall.

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