The Science and Technology Wing is a collection of over two hundred undergraduates, graduate students, professors, and alumni at the University of Pennsylvania. Our members share a strong interest in the science and technology which permeate our everyday lives, not to mention a sense of humor.
STWing currently occupies the second floor of King's Court, and is well on its way to taking over the world. Members have access to many resources, most notably Force, our main (and recently updated) timesharing server.
Our members pursue a wide variety of research projects, for academic credit or personal interest. We also host dinner discussions with University faculty and staff, as well as holding several social events throughout the year. Recent events include the Rube Goldberg competition. Videos are up! Our Alumni Newsletter for 2011 has also been published recently, and we recently established our STWing Wiki.
STWing is largely a project based community. We like to build and plan, building anything from go karts to blimps. STWingers have a fundamental desire to use their knowledge and abilities to accomplish amazing and, more importantly, really entertaining things. Of course we also know how to have fun. Every year we have an annual semi formal dance as well as the STWing banquet at the end of the year. Our group has frequent dinner discussions with personas ranging from robotics experts like Dan Lee and computer scientists like Max Mintz to political and technological activists like Lawrence Lessig.
If dinner and a brain picking isnt your style we have frequent movie nights and a weekly .Tea Time. to the TV show House and are generally always doing something interesting and random (such as lifting a vacuum pump and virtual reality helmet from an old dusty storage closet in the engineering complex). No matter what you do, it.s hard not to have some good times on STWing.