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PGSS/Johns Hopkins Undergrads meet (PGSS 2013-2016)

posted Oct 3, 2017, 7:31 AM by Janet Hurwitz

Julia Costacurta organized a meet-up for the PGSS govies who are now att
ending Johns Hopkins University.

PGSS Michigan Reunion--the first

posted Sep 24, 2017, 12:40 PM by Janet Hurwitz   [ updated Sep 24, 2017, 1:56 PM by Jeremy Hurwitz ]

Our thanks to Laura Anzaldi Mike (PGSS 2003) who hosted a small but enthusiastic group of PGSS alumni and spouses at her home in Michigan yesterday. It turned out that her husband and Beth (PGSS 2004) had gone to high school together and that she had been a TA for Gopal (PGSS 2007). They had a nice time catching up and visiting.

PGSS Washington DC Reunion

posted Sep 13, 2017, 9:35 AM by Janet Hurwitz   [ updated Sep 24, 2017, 1:56 PM by Jeremy Hurwitz ]

The DC area held a reunion over fondue last night (including a special guest from the Chicago area who was in DC for a conference!). We had representation from a wide range of classes and even a TA/Govie reunion! We all enjoyed catching up about PGSS-related memories including fence-painting, sleep deprivation, and illicit water-fights. Many of the attendees discussed how PGSS led them on their career or academic path, which covered a wide range - from designing the Mars rover to advocating for K-8 chemistry education to patent law. Submitted by host Simon Krauss (PGSS 2006) Thanks for volunteering, Simon!


PGSS 2017 Closing Ceremonies

posted Aug 6, 2017, 1:43 PM by Janet Hurwitz   [ updated Sep 25, 2017, 5:30 AM ]

Closing ceremonies were held August 4, 2017, where PGSS 2017 students received their completion certificates embossed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Speakers included Ellen Rossi, EQT; David Volkman, Department of Educati
on; David Reiley, PGSS Campaign and student speakers Nina Cao and Christian Spitler.

Visit from the Department of Education

posted Aug 6, 2017, 1:42 PM by Janet Hurwitz   [ updated Sep 24, 2017, 1:57 PM by Jeremy Hurwitz ]

Dr. David Volkman, Deputy Secretary of Education, visited PGSS for the PGSS 2017 morning symposium and closing ceremonies.

PGSS 2017 is in session

posted Jul 11, 2017, 7:12 AM by Janet Hurwitz   [ updated Sep 24, 2017, 1:57 PM by Jeremy Hurwitz ]

Move-in day and Opening Ceremonies

PGSS 2016 is college bound!

posted May 18, 2017, 4:11 PM by Janet Hurwitz   [ updated Sep 24, 2017, 1:57 PM by Jeremy Hurwitz ]

College acceptances are on the attached map. Congratulations to all!

Juan Jorge Schaffer

posted Feb 12, 2017, 5:40 PM by Janet Hurwitz   [ updated Sep 24, 2017, 1:58 PM by Jeremy Hurwitz ]

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Professor Juan Jorge Schaffer passed away 2/12/17. During his 25+ years with PGSS, he touched the lives of hundreds of students. Read their tributes here.

New York City Reunion a Success

posted Jan 8, 2017, 10:45 AM by Janet Hurwitz   [ updated Sep 24, 2017, 1:58 PM by Jeremy Hurwitz ]

The second New York City reunion was a success although there had to be two pictures as more people arrived.Thanks to Chris Liu (PGSS 2002) and Muriel Liberto (PGSS 1986) for hosting the reunion and making it possible. Thanks to David Reiley (PGSS 1986) for coming in from CA to give an update on what is happening with PGSS Campaign and PGSS. Do you see anyone you recognize from your year?

PGSS 2016 Gives Back

posted Nov 30, 2016, 5:32 PM by Janet Hurwitz

As of the end of the official fundraiser on November 20, a full 70% of PGSS 2016 alums had made a donation to support the future of PGSS. Parent donations are counted separately so this was only the students. Please be sure to give before the end of the year to bring your class up to that wonderful number! THANKS PGSS 2016!

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