Moelis Access Science

Moelis Access Science (MAS) works to improve science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in grades K-12 in urban public schools in West Philadelphia. 

MAS was launched in 1999 with funding from the National Science Foundation, under the direction of Dennis DeTurck, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Mathematics.  MAS staff and fellows work with STEM-related faculty from across Penn’s campus. MAS curricula focuses on supporting hands-on and inquiry-based science education in classrooms, as well as incorporating community-based, problem-solving learning. 


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Moelis Access Science Affiliated Programs:

  • BioEYES: Project BioEYES is a K-12 science education program which provides classroom-based learning opportunities through the use of live zebrafish.
  • Penn Science Across Ages: Penn Science Across Ages is a student-run organization devoted to improving STEM education within the West Philadelphia community.
  • Science Outreach Initiative: Are you a faculty member or student interested in STEM Outreach? Check out Penn's new STEM Outreach Initiative website. Use the search matrix to find different programs and projects that fit your interest.



For more information, contact:

Joanna Chae, Director of Moelis Access Science,

Jamie Shuda, Director of Life Science Outreach and Project BioEYES, Penn Institute for Regenerative Medicine & Coordinator for Life Science Partnerships, Moelis Access Science -