Shah Prize for Innovate Undergraduate Student Projects 2020-2021 Winners

Monday, February 15, 2021

Congratulations to Ariana Jimenez, W’24, and Julia Brickfield, C’22 and to Yi-An Hsieh, E’23 -- the 2020-2021 Winners for the Shah Family Prize for Innovative Undergraduate Student Projects at the Netter Center.

The Shah Family Prize enables the most creative and dedicated Penn students to further develop, improve, and successfully implement their projects. It encourages innovation, creative social entrepreneurship, and commitment to developing and sustaining projects that make a positive impact on campus and in the local community. 



Ariana Jimenez and Julia Brickfield

Ariana Jimenez, W’24, and Julia Brickfield, C’22, propose an expansion to the High School Voter Project, which developed out of Jay Falk’s successful 2020 Shah Prize proposal, that incorporates media literacy workshops into UACS Nights programming for adults and creates an advocacy team with students at Sayre High School.

Find out more about Arianna and Julia's work on HSVP here.


Yi-An Hsieh

Yi-An Hsieh, E’23, proposes to support a garden project, in partnership with School District of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Orchard Project, the Philadelphia Water Department, and the Netter Center’s University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) team, that would develop multifunctional green spaces in and around Andrew Hamilton School. 

Find out more about Yi-An's garden project here.