Bridge to Employment Students Visit the Pennovation Center

On May 4th, the Pennovation Center and JPOD @ Philadelphia welcomed 35 students and their mentors from the West Philadelphia school system for an introduction to a career in life sciences. The students, all 10th graders participating in Johnson & Johnson’s 3-year Bridge to Employment program, enjoyed lunch from Pitruco Pizza, and an introduction to what it’s like working in a lab from Frank Leu, PhD. The students later toured the site, met young founders and scientists, and rounded out their afternoon with a Pennovation-wide Ben & Jerry’s ice cream social. Robotic dogs from Ghost Robotics even made an appearance! If you know of a STEM-focused student group that would benefit from engagement at Pennovation and would like to bring them on site, please reach out to!

Photos of students and mentors at the Pennovation Center for the Bridge to Employment Tour