STEM Outreach Matrix

Name Description Contact
Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships (CURF)

CURF helps Penn undergraduates become involved in research by helping them identify resources, narrow their search, and shape their initial inquiries so they can find appropriate faculty mentors and research funding.

Ann Vernon-Grey
anneliza@upenn.edu
CNS Neuroethics Online Learning Center

Lectures, readings and other content covering a number of key topics in neuroethics.

Staff
info@neuroethics.upenn.edu
CNS Penn Neuroscience & Society Public Talk Series

Leading scholars from around the world discuss the social implications of neuroscience. Also available: Stays of a few weeks to a few months to interact with the greater Penn community on problems of neuroscience and society. 

Staff
info@neuroethics.upenn.edu
CNS Graduate Certificate in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN)

SCAN’s goal is to train future scholars and professionals in diverse fields to work knowledgably with neuroscience.

Staff
info@neuroethics.upenn.edu
Digital Learning Initiatives

Supporting Penn's mission to increase access and impact technology-enhanced education on Penn's campus and beyond.  Learn more about open courses and educational resources that change people's lives.

 

Ben Wiggins
bwiggins@upenn.edu
GSE Penn Science Across Ages (PSAA)

A Penn student organization dedicated to improving science education for Philadelphia students. Penn students from all schools and majors learn about inquiry-based teaching methods and lead weekly science programming during the school day or after school/weekends.  Currently working in Lea School (K-8), Science Leadership Academy (9-12) and Upward Bound Science (9-12).

NancyLee Bergey
nancylee@upenn.edu
LDI/Wharton - Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program (SUMR)

The SUMR program is sponsored by the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) and the Health Care Management Department of the Wharton School to provide undergraduate students an opportunity to explore the exciting field of health services research.

Joanne Levy
levyj@wharton.upenn.edu
LRSM Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM)

 Academic partnership between Penn and the University of Puerto Rico.  Multiple opportunities exist for becoming involved

Mark Licurse
mlicurse@seas.upenn.edu
LRSM Penn Summer Science Initiative

This is a free, four week summer program for local high school students interested in materials science and engineering.   The program consists of lectures on materials, a computer lab, experimental labs, and field trips to both industrial and Penn facilities.

Mark Licurse
mlicurse@lrsm.upenn.edu
LRSM Philadelphia Materials Science and Engineering Day

This is a joint event between Drexel and Penn to promote S&E to K-12 students and the general public.

Mark Licurse
mlicurse@seas.upenn.edu
LRSM Research Experience for Teachers (RET)

This is a six week summer program for 5 local high school science teachers who will each undertake a research project in materials science with an LRSM- affiliated faculty member.

Mark Licurse
mlicurse@seas.upenn.edu
LRSM Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Summer Research Fellowships to undergraduates from colleges and universities in the United States who are majoring in science or engineering. 

Mark Licurse
mlicurse@seas.upenn.edu
LRSM Science Café Program

Popular science talks on specific aspects of materials, eg fuel cells, solar power, etc., given by our affiliated faculty at a local restaurant/bar in a relaxed setting conducive to setting up a dialogue between the speaker and the audience.

Andrew McGhie
mcghie@lrsm.upenn.edu
LRSM Workshop on Science In Archaeology

One day program designed for science teachers who are interested in the science behind archaeological objects and covers archeochemistry, archeometallurgy, and archeoceramics. We accept 15-20 teachers and may include museum docents who conduct tours of such objects

Andrew McGhie
mcghie@lrsm.upenn.edu
Netter Center for Community Partnerships

The Netter Center organizes a variety of programs involved in academically based community service, direct traditional service, and community development.

Ira Harkavy
harkavy@pobox.upenn.edu
Netter Moelis Access Science

The Moelis Access Science (MAS) program seeks to improve STEM education by partnering Penn students and faculty with K-12 community schools using K-12 Teacher-Fellow Partnerships, STEM-Related Academically Based Community Service (ABCS) Courses, Teacher Professional Development, and Evaluation.

Joanna Chae
chaej@sas.upenn.edu
PCI Fellow Program

 The PCI fellows program is an experiential education program available to students, postdoctoral fellows and researchers at Penn. PCI Fellows will be exposed to a wide range of emerging technologies and commercialization opportunities in - among others- the life sciences, physical sciences, and nanotechnology areas.

Tomas Isakowitz
tomas@upenn.edu
PCI i-Corps Site Startup Accelerator Program

 Funded by NSF under grant # 1450467, the Penn I-Corps Site supports the translation of research from STEM areas into the marketplace by providing educational programming, financial support and strategic guidance through offering Penn-affiliated teams access to commercialization programs at PCI and a new entrepreneurial curriculum. The goal of the Site is to expand PCI's startup creation services to Penn-affiliated teams and accelerate start-up creation at Penn.

Tomas Isakowitz
tomas@upenn.edu
PCI Penn Center for Innovation

 Every day, research activities at Penn result in exciting scientific breakthroughs and technological advances that have commercial potential.  PCI's goal is to work in partnership with Penn faculty, staff and students to advance these discoveries and ideas towards new products, services and/or businesses that provide benefits back to Penn, its inventors and society.

Staff
pciinfo@pci.upenn.edu
PCI Ventures AppItUp Challenge

 AppItUp collects app ideas from the Penn Community with the goal of turning the best ideas into products. We partner with investors, software developers and business leaders to make it happen.  The AppItUp Challenge provides the opportunity for any Penn student, staff or faculty member to submit their idea for a mobile app and have it tunred into reality by professional software developers for free.

Staff
appitup.challenge@gmail.com
PDM Cristo-Rey High School Intern Program

 A pipeline program between Penn Dental Medicine and Cristo-Rey Philadelphia High School in North Philadelphia specifically for students who could not otherwise afford a private education.  The school uses daily work-study placements to facilitate students' learning and to underwrite the costs of the students' education.

Beverley Crawford
PDMDiversity@pobox.upenn.edu
PDM Impressions Program

The Student National Dental Association (SNDA) Impressions Program at Penn Dental Medicine (PDM) is a  one day workshop geared toward educating undergraduate students about careers in dentistry with hands on activites and information on applying to dental school.

Beverley Crawford
PDMDiversity@pobox.upenn.edu
PDM KIPP-PENN Mentoring Program

 Five Saturdays of hands-on activities at Penn Dental Medicine which culminates in a two week shadowing internship at the dental school during the months of July and August

Beverley Crawford
PDMDiversity@pobox.upenn.edu
PDM School District of Philadelphia Oral Health Academy

 A one week program that inculdes hands-on activities at Randolph High and Radiology lectures at Penn Dental Medicine (PDM) 

Beverley Crawford
PDMDiversity@pobox.upenn.edu
PDM Vocatio Summer Program

 Six week summer program run by dental student volunteers from Penn Dental Medicine (PDM) with help from Dr. Andrew Kim, PDM alum.  Vocatio works to provide a high quality, comprehensive academic and vocational program that will place young men and women into a post-secondary educational institution or onto a successful career path.

Beverley Crawford
PDMDiversity@pobox.upenn.edu
Penn Open Labs Science Cafe

Graduate student speaker series for high school students interested in STEM subjects, health science and social sciences. Seeks to match high school students with mentors for science research and college applications.

Boyang Qin
qinb@seas.upenn.edu
SAS 60 Second Lecture Series

The goal of the 60 Second Lecture Series is to give the campus community a chance to hear -- very quickly! -- from some of the School’s outstanding faculty members.

Loraine Terrell
lfterrel@sas.upenn.edu
SAS BBB Kids Judge! Neuroscience Fair

A unique twist on the traditional science fair designed to make scientists better communicators and to interest elementary school students in science: Third and fourth graders from local elementary schools come to Penn to judge the projects that Penn undergraduate,graduate students and post-docs create.

 

Maxine Hobson
mhobson@sas.upenn.edu
SAS Biology Professional Development

Professional development for high school biology and middle school life science teachers includes hands-on and discussion learning activities and introduction to the scientific background

Lori Spindler
spindler@sas.upenn.edu
SAS Biology Science Day

Each spring Biology faculty, graduate students and postdocs host more than 30 students from Philadelphia high schools for a day of research lab visits and conversation about science careers and continued science study.  

Dustin Brisson
dbrisson@sas.upenn.edu
SAS Chemistry Activities for Community Education in Science (ACES)

ACES seeks to excite girls and boys about science and promote the advancement of STEM education through active learning science activities and access to a laboratory environment

Claire Gober
aces.philadelphia@gmail.com
SAS Early Access to Graduate Research (EAGR)

EAGR streamline workshop design and management to enable busy STEM experts to maximize the educational impact of community outreach hours and effort through facilitating small group workshops and table demos that unite high school students with graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty members from Penn.

Riley Graham
eagrphilly@gmail.com
SAS Knowledge by the Slice Lecture Series

The goal of the Knowledge by the Slice series is to give the campus community a chance to hear from some of the School’s outstanding faculty members in an informal pizza-lunch setting.

Loraine Terrell
lfterrel@sas.upenn.edu
SAS LPS Biomedical Research Academy

A 3-week summer program with the goal to introduce high school students to the experimental basis of biology, including relevance to disease.  The focus of the program will be on how we know what we know.

Linda Robinson
linda3@sas.upenn.edu
SAS LPS Chemistry Research Academy

A 3-week summer program with the goal to introduce high school students to the experimental basis of, and cutting edge research in, chemistry.  The focus of the program will be on how we know what we know.

 

 

Susan Phillips
susanp2@sas.upenn.edu
SAS LPS Experimental Physics Research Academy

A 3-week summer program with the goal to introduce high school students to the experimental basis of mechanics and advanced topics in physics.  The focus of the program will be on how we know what we know.

 

 

Bill Berner
berner@physics.upenn.edu
SAS LPS Mathematics Academy

 A 3-week summer program with the goal of examining mathematical concepts rarely offered at the high school level

Avi Barr
avibarr@math.upenn.edu
SAS LPS Neuroscience Research Academy

 A 3-week summer program with the goal to introduce students to the biological foundations of the brain.

Kristen Hipolit
malkus@sas.upenn.edu
SEAS CIS WiCS High School Day for Girls

Each year this program brings approximately 80 girls from area high schools to the Penn campus for a day to learn about computer science and the opportunities afforded by the discipline. 

Rita Powell
rpowell@cis.upenn.edu
SEAS Discovering the Genome

A web-based curriculum for science classes consisting of modules including videos, activities and discussion questions to introduce genomics to students

Kelly Heisler
discoveringthegenome@seas.upenn.edu
SEAS Engineering Summer Academy at Penn (ESAP)

The program welcomes highly motivated and talented students to explore Engineering at the college level. The Academy's intensive, 3-week programs combine sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting edge technologies.  Work with leading faculty while earning college credit, live on Penn's historic campus, and connect with new friends from around the world.

Natasha Robinson-Barr
esap@seas.upenn.edu
SEAS GEMS -- Girls in Engineering Math and Science

GEMS is for middle school girls going into 7th, 8th or 9th graders.  Program includes Bioengineering, Nanotechnology, Materials Science, Graphics and Computing. 

Michaile Rainey
awe@seas.upenn.edu
SEAS GRASP Laboratory K-12 Projects (General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception)

GRASP supports STEM education in the Philadelphia region by providing training, mentoring and assistance to local schools. GRASP students mentor teams, train STEM educators and provide tours of GRASP to area schools. School year activities culminate in a K-12 student open house in celebration of National Robotics Week each April. 

Dan Ueda
danueda@seas.upenn.edu
SEAS GRASP Penn FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Teacher Professional Development

GRASP provides professional development opportunities to prepare teachers and coaches for the FIRST LEGO League competition. The daylong events occur on campus in the summer and early fall and are lead by GRASP PhD students and undergraduates.  

Dan Ueda
pennfll@gmail.com
SEAS GRASP Penn FLL (FIRST LEGO League)

Penn Engineering is responsible for coordinating the Eastern Pennsylvania FIRST LEGO League (FLL) robotics program. FLL provides an opportunity for middle school students between the ages of 9-14 to engage in hands on engineering using the LEGO NXT robotics platform. Penn FLL supports over 100 teams of middle school students by organizing regional events, providing on campus training and mentoring to coaches and teams Penn Engineering faculty, staff and students participate as volunteers in all areas of the program. 

Dan Ueda
pennfll@gmail.com
SEAS GRASP RoboMentor Program

The RoboMentor program is made up of undergraduate and graduate engineering students who mentor local high school robotics teams . During competition season, mentors are either in schools or on campus with students.  

Dan Ueda
danueda@seas.upenn.edu
SEAS GRASP Robotics Research Experience for Middle School Teachers (RET)

 The Robotics RET involves 10 math and science teachers per year from Scholl Ditrict of Philadelphia public middle schools. Teachers spend 6 weeks learning about and conducting research in the field of robotics while developing curriculum that can be applied in their classrooms in order to inspire and develop engineering and computer science skills in their students.

Dan Ueda
danueda@seas.upenn.edu
SEAS GRASP Summer Mentorship Program (SMP)

 The UNITE Summer Mentorship Program (SMP) is a collaborative effort between Penn's Vice Provost Office and the GRASP Lab and is sponsored by the Army Education Outreach Program. Ninth and tenth grade students participate in a 4-week course with 4 instructors and 3 mentors.  Activities include programming lessons, engineering design lessons, engineering projects, robotics competition, career day involving industry speakers, field trips to engineering facilities and tours of GRASP.

Dan Ueda
danueda@seas.upenn.edu
SEAS Innoworks Academy at Penn

A one-week day program in the summer for underserved Philadelphia middle school students providing a hands-on experience in science and engineering. This program utilizes a different Innoworks’ curriculum every year such as The Eureka Effect, Dare to Discover and Making Sense of Senses.

Undergraduate Volunteers
upenn@innoworks.org
SEAS Singh Center Research Experience for Undergraduates (NON-Penn Students)

 10 week program designed to give undergraduate students the opportunity to work with scientists on the cutting edge of nanoscale research

Staff
SinghCenter_REU@nano.upenn.edu
SEAS Singh NanoDay@Penn

Each year, the Nano/Bio Interface Center highlights nanotechnology across Penn. High school classes, undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs and faculty participate in exhibits, demonstrations, tours, posters and talks.
 

Kristin Field
kfield@seas.upenn.edu
SEAS SUNFEST -- Summer Undergraduate Fellowship in Sensor Technologies

SUNFEST is a unique program that provides talented undergraduate students with hands-on research during the summer in the area of sensor technologies.

Staff
sunfest@seas.upenn.edu
SoM CEET STEER Short Term Educational Experiences for Research

STEER is the Short Term Educational Experiences for Research in Environmental Science program, which offers paid summer internships for Penn undergraduates. 

Jeffrey Field
ceet@mail.med.upenn.edu
SoM CEET TREES Teen Research and Education in Environmental Science

TREES is a unique summer research and mentorship program offering a hands-on environmental research opportunity for motivated high-school students.  

Jeff Field
mytrees@mail.med.upenn.edu
SoM Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Summer Undergraduate Internship Program

The CTSA internship program provides an 8-week mentored experience in translational and clinical approaches to understanding disease and developing therapeutic modalities. The focus of the internship is research, generally in a laboratory setting. The internship consists as well of several hours each week devoted to coursework and a seminar series. 

Carsten Skarke
cskarke@mail.med.upenn.edu
SoM CPHI Qualitative and Mixed Methods Group

This CPHI group focuses on: 1) Serving as a discussion forum for researchers in current and future projects who are using/planning on using qualitative and mixed methods. 2)Working toward expanding the use, quality and acceptability of qualitative and mixed methods research at Penn and in the broader academic community. This group welcomes members from all areas inside and outside of the Penn community.

Staff
MMRL@uphs.upenn.edu
SoM CPHI Service Link

Service Link is a project where trained undergraduates and medical students assist Sayre Health Center patients to access services that improve health and quality of life (e.g. utilities assistance, referral appointments, SNAP [food stamps] and other public benefits). The project has over 20 volunteers and is organized by a medical student graduate group as well as undergraduate volunteers.

Staff
servicelinkatpenn@gmail.com
SoM IRM - Penn Academy for Reproductive Sciences (PARS)

Offers high school women the opportunity to explore interests in reproductive health and research science, and to learn directly from top professionals in these fields.

Jamie Shuda
jshuda@sas.upenn.edu
SoM IRM Project Bioeyes

Project BioEYES utilizes live zebrafish to teach week-long biology experiments in 4th, 7th, and high school classrooms nationwide. We are looking to expand our units to involve new STEM areas.  

Jamie Shuda
jshuda@sas.upenn.edu
SoM Pipeline Neuroscience Program

The program is a multi-tiered educational initiative that teaches fundamental principles of medicine, neurology, cardiology, gastroenterology, and veterinary medicine  to inner city public high school students in Philadelphia. High school students are taught by undergraduates, who learn from medical students who, in turn, are guided by neurology residents and fellows. 

Sharon Lewis
Sharon.Lewis@uphs.upenn.edu
SoM Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP)

The SUIP provides an intense research experience to students interested in graduate study in the biomedical and biological sciences.  Approximately 30 college students from across the US participate in this 10-week full-time laboratory research experience each year; most are rising juniors and seniors. 

Admissions Staff
biomgrad@mail.med.upenn.edu
SoM SUPERS@PENN

10 week summer research internship, for rising college juniors and seniors interested in pursuing a Ph.D or M.D.-Ph.D., with the ultimate goal of a career in cancer research.  It is open to all students, but emphasizes recruitment from underserved populations. Students complete hypothesis driven research projects, tailored to their own interests and experience, with faculty members from Radiation Oncology, Radiology and/or members of the Abramson Cancer Center Radiation Biology and Imaging Core. The program is funded by NIC and is hosted by the Department of Radiation Oncology. 

Stephen Tuttle
tuttle@uphs.upenn.edu
Teacher Institute of Philadelphia (TIP)

The Teachers Institute offers academic content seminars for professional development, led by senior Penn scholars, which are open to K-12 public school teachers from the West and Southwest Regions of the School District of Philadelphia at no cost. 

Alan Lee
teachersinstitute@sas.upenn.edu
VET - Canine Handler Academy

CHA allows participants to peek into the workd of working dogs through training and exposure through search and rescue, ovarian cancer detection, diabetic alert detection, law enforcement and veterinary care.

Kathleen Kelsey
info@pennvetwdc.org
VET - Summer Veterinary Exploration Through Science (VETS) Program

The VETS program is an exciting 1-week summer experience.  Three sessions have been designed specifically for college students and two sessions have been designed for high school students. The program has been created for those who are interested in the science of veterinary medicine. 

Admissions Staff
summervets@vet.upenn.edu
VPUL Educational Opportunity Center

A federally funded adult college access program. EOC provides West and Southwest Philadelphia residents age 19 and over from primarily low-income, first generation backgrounds with support and referral services that facilitate their entry into higher education programs.

Staff
vpul@pobox.upenn.edu
VPUL Educational Talent Search

The University of Pennsylvania Talent Search Program is for eligible middle and high school students from West Philadelphia. It seeks to create a college-going culture by providing students with information, skills, educational and cultural experiences.

Todd Derby
derbyt@exchange.upenn.edu
VPUL PennCAP: Pennsylvania College Achievement Program

This program provides a comprehensive set of services to support success for approximately 450 academically talented students, many from low income, first-generation to college backgrounds, during their entire undergraduate careers at Penn.

Pamela Edwards
pedwards@upenn.edu
VPUL Provost Summer Mentorship Program

The Provost’s Summer Mentorship Program is a four week non-residential college preparatory program for Philadelphia public and charter high school students. SMP provides a range of coordinated academic and personal development resources to prepare the 50-75 students to compete successfully for admission to colleges and universities.

Gail Oberton
oberton@upenn.edu
VPUL Provost Summer Mentorship Program Plus

SMP Plus, the academic year component of the Provost’s Summer Mentorship Program for Philadelphia public and charter high school students and provides a range of coordinated academic and personal development resources to prepare the 50-75 students to compete successfully for admission to colleges and universities.

Gail Oberton
oberton@upenn.edu
VPUL TRIO Veterans Upward Bound

The Trio Veterans Upward Bound Program, a federally funded program serving 120 persons annually, enhances the learning experience of military veterans. It offers intensive pre-college academic courses and comprehensive support services towards the pursuit of post-secondary education.

Diane Sandefur
sandefur@upenn.edu
VPUL Upward Bound

The Penn Upward Bound Program is a college preparatory program for students at targeted West Philadelphia high schools.  UB provides these highly motivated first-generation, low income students with educational, career, and cultural programs that enhance their ability to complete high school and then go on to complete degrees at competitive four-year post-secondary institutions.

Joann Gonzalez-Generals
joanngg@upenn.edu
VPUL Upward Bound Math & Science

The Penn Upward Bound Math and Science Program is a college preparatory program for high school students at targeted West Philadelphia high schools who are interested in the STEM fields. UBMS provides these highly motivated first-generation, low income students with educational, scientific, and cultural programs that enhance their ability to complete high school and then go on to complete degrees at competitive four-year post-secondary institutions. 

Ed Marshall
edwardhm@exchange.upenn.edu
Wharton/SEAS - The Management & Technology Summer Institute (M&TSI)

A three-week for-credit summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors who want to learn about the integration of technological concepts and management principles.

Jaime Davis
djaime@wharton.upenn.edu