2023-2024 Shah Prize Winners

Participatory Action Art Mentorship Program

Ejun Hong (C'25)

Ejun Hong (C'25) is implementing the Participatory Action Art Mentorship Program (PAAM), a weekly after school program at Sayre High School that offers high school students the opportunity to explore and learn about animation and film production, architecture, and design, develop skills in using art software, explore various mediums through a series of workshops, present their work in end-of-semester exhibitions and art sales, and explore career opportunities by connecting with industry professionals. The program aims to empower high school students to become artists who create powerful art and narratives that make an impact on individuals, communities, and the global stage through the mediums of animation, architecture, and design.



Girl STEMpowerment @ Penn

Nikita Bharati (C'25), Jennifer Guo (C'25), Siena Nason (C'25), Denise Zheng (C'25)

Nikita Bharati (C'25), Jennifer Guo (C'25), Siena Nason (C'25), and Denise Zheng (C'25) are expanding Girl STEMpowerment @ Penn (GSP), a program that engages 3rd-8th grade girls in Philadelphia schools in weekly hands-on, inclusive STEM programming exploring a wide variety of subject areas. Past activities include acid-base chemistry demonstrations, coding workshops, and bridge building challenges which help students learn to approach scientific problems with confidence and creativity.