Three Penn Engineers Selected for Forbes 2016 '30 Under 30' List

Three Penn Engineering students are among this year's Forbes 2016 ‘30 Under 30' honorees. Since 2012, the list has spotlighted "entrepreneurial-minded bright young stars who are transforming the world."

The 2016 class includes 600 of the greatest young entrepreneurs, breakout talents and change agents in 20 different industries.

Penn Engineering's '30 Under 30' honorees are:

Spencer Penn (MEAM) and Morgan Snyder (DMD)

Social Entrepreneurs
Spencer Penn and Morgan Snyder were selected as co-honorees in recognition of their company, “Sweet Bites.” The aim of Sweet Bitesis to solve the global issue of oral disease and its complications in challenged urban areas via xylitol-enhanced chewing gum. By employing local women to distribute the gum packaged with medical information, they hope to enable female entrepreneurship, close the information gap around healthcare access, and improve the lives of millions suffering from preventable dental health problems.

Yash Mulgaonkar (MEAM)Arratia


Yash Mulgaonkar was selected for his achievements in developing the "world’s smallest autonomous drone." As a PhD student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, he’s focusing on how to make drones and other robots accessible to the general public by developing rapid fabrication methods for them. Additionally, he’s researching training methods for robots so that they can better work together to complete tasks.

To view the full list 2016 Forbes '30 Under 30' list, visit their website.