Annual Student Events

PennApps: Hack-for-Resilience

Every September, the University of Pennsylvania hosts PennApps – one of the largest student-run hackathons in the world.  Teams of up to four students spend the weekend developing innovative software and hardware solutions to real-world problems.  These projects range in platform and application, including elements of web development, mobile applications, drones, and more.  The Wharton Risk Center and the Insurance Information Institute co-sponsor the “Hack-for-Resilience” and “Insurtech” routes and encourage you to apply!

Learn more about the 2018, 2019, and 2020 top resilience hacks!

Careers in Climate Risk Management

In December 2019, the Risk Center hosted a lunch session for Wharton MBA students.  Several Risk Center sponsors spoke about careers in climate risk management, specifically introducing students to insurance and catastrophe modeling career paths.  Climate career events will be planned for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Learn more about the Fall 2019 event.

For all Risk Center events, please see our upcoming Events page.

Event Sponsorship – The Wharton Risk Center supports student research, education, and professional development in the areas of decision-making, risk communication, and risk management.  In particular, we support a wide variety of Penn student activities relating to disaster, climate, and environmental risk management challenges and solutions.  If your student group is interested in co-hosting an event, please contact Helen Wiley at

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