U.S. Senator Bob Casey Tours Some of the “Best Science Labs” in America Right in his Hometown

Aug 4, 2017

U.S. Senator Bob Casey toured some of the “Best Science Labs” in America during a visit to The University of Scranton today. In addition to meeting with University students conducting summer research projects in Scranton’s Loyola Science Center, Sen. Casey visited a Girls Who Code summer camp that was taking place at the University.

Earlier this week, The Princeton Review ranked Scranton’s science labs No. 9 in the nation in its 2018 edition of the “Best 382 Colleges” guidebook. A total of five Pennsylvania colleges were included in the well-known guidebook’s list of just 20 of the “Best Science Labs” in America. This is the third consecutive year that The Princeton Review ranked Scranton among the top 10 science labs in the U.S. This is also the 16th consecutive year The Princeton Review included Scranton in its “Best Colleges” book.

Scranton was one of just a dozen colleges in the nation to host a Girls Who Code day camp, which is part of a national initiative to encourage more young women to pursue careers in the field of computer science. The two-week summer camp for females in grades 9 to 12 focuses on the introduction to web development. The University currently hosts a Girls Who Code club that meets on campus during the academic year.

“It was my pleasure today to meet with these impressive young women breaking down barriers in the world of technology,” said Sen. Casey. “We have to continue to push for pay equality for women and give young people, no matter their gender, the tools they need to succeed whether it is quality education or jobs that pay family sustaining incomes.”

University of Scranton students Elizabeth Dennis (left), a biochemistry major from Honesdale, and Stefan Olsen, a biochemistry major from Kingston, discuss their research project with U.S. Senator Bob Casey during his tour of the Loyola Science Center. For the third consecutive year, The Princeton Review ranked Scranton’s science labs among the 10 best in the country, coming in at No. 9 in 2018 edition of the “Best 382 Colleges” guidebook, which published earlier this week.


U.S. Senator Bob Casey meets with Girls Who Code summer camp participants, from left, Jenna Patel, Aanika Patel and Trinity McAndrew (facing away from camera). The University of Scranton is among just a dozen colleges in the nation hosting Girls Who Code day camp this summer.

U.S. Senator Bob Casey tours The University of Scranton’s Loyola Science Center with lab supervisor Renee Giovagnoli. Scranton is among five Pennsylvania colleges included in The Princeton Review’s list of the nation’s “Best Science Labs.”

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