Congratulations to Professor Alison Sweeney for receiving the 2014 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced Wednesday that Alison Sweeney, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania, will receive a 2014 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering.

A Message from Penn President Amy Gutman on Packard Fellowship Win

...“Alison epitomizes the culture of innovation Penn strives for,” Penn President Amy Gutmann said. “Not only does she integrate insights from biology, physics and materials science, she collaborates across disciplines, departments and schools to consider problems from bold new angles. To enlist giant clams on a tropical reef in our quest for alternative energy solutions takes a special kind of scientist, one that we are proud to have at Penn and to have recognized by the Packard Foundation...” To view the full story, please visit