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
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
CNS Neuroethics Online Learning Center Lectures, readings and other content covering a number of key topics in neuroethics. Staff
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
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. Staff
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
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
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
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
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
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
LRSM Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) A 10-week summer program for undergraduates majoring in a STEM-related discipline at colleges and universities in the United States.  Each student will work under the supervision of a faculty member on a current materials research project in chemistry, physics, biochemistry, biophysics, materials science or engineering. Mark Licurse
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
Netter Center for Community Partnerships The Netter Center’s Moelis Access Science Program (Dennis DeTurck, faculty adviser) seeks to simultaneously improve both K-12 and university STEM education through K-16+ partnerships. These partnerships include Penn Academically Based Community Service Classes as well as academic interns, workstudy students, and volunteers who work with West Philadelphia public schools. Ira Harkavy
Netter Moelis Access Science   The Moelis Access Science (MAS) program seeks to improve STEM education by partnering Penn students and faculty with local K-12 public school counterparts via K-12 Teacher-Fellow Partnerships, STEM-Related Academically Based Community Service (ABCS) Courses, and Educator Professional Development. Celina Nhan
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
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
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
PCI Ventures AppItUp Challenge The AppItUP Challenge collects mobile enterprise 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 and have it turned into reality by professional software developers for free. Staff
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
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
PDM School District of Philadelphia Oral Health Academy A one week program that includes hands-on activities at Randolph High and Radiology lectures at Penn Dental Medicine (PDM)  Beverley Crawford
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
Penn Lightbulb Cafe   Expert faculty shed light on their research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences at the Penn Lightbulb Cafe. It's an evening of engaging, stimulating converation, with a Q&A session following each talk. Loraine Terrell
Penn Online 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. Rebecca Stein
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. Delaine Marie Zayas-Bazan Burgos
Penn Science Cafe Hauling science out of the lab for a night on the town, the Penn Science Cafe offers the Philadelphia region an opportunity to pitch questions to leading scientific experts who drop the jargon to explain their work in layman's terms. Loraine Terrell
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
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
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
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. Dr. Dustin Brisson
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 Cheyenne Chaplain
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
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
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
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. Lauren More
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. Mary Marcopul
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
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
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
SEAS Discovering the Genome A web-based curriculum for science teachers consisting of modules including videos, activities and discussion questions to introduce genomics to students. Kelly Heisler
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
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. Dan Ueda
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
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
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
SEAS Singh NanoDay@Penn Each year the Singh Center for Nanotechnology highlights nanotech across Penn. High school classes, undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs and faculty participate in exhibits, demos, tours and talks.  Eric Johnston
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
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
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.   Jeffrey Field
SoM Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Summer Undergraduate Internship Program The CTSA internship program provides approximately 10 weeks of mentored experience in translational and clinical approaches to understanding disease and developing therapeutic modalities. The focus of the internship is biomedical research, generally in a laboratory setting. Students present and discuss their work and participate in a seminar series. Carsten Skarke, M.D.
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
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
SoM Dermatology – Penn Academy for Skin Health (PASH) Offers high school students the opportunity to explore their interest in dermatology research and clinical practices, and to learn directly from top professionals in these fields. No prior research experience needed. Summer research is also available.  Jamie Shuda
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. . No prior research experience needed. Summer research is also available. Jamie Shuda
SoM IRM Project Bioeyes Project BioEYES utilizes live zebrafish to teach week-long biology experiments in 2nd-12th grade classrooms nationwide. Teacher professional development, classroom co-teaching, and on-going science resources are all provided. Jamie Shuda
SoM IRM – Student Research Experience Offers high school researchers interested in stem cell biology and/or regenerative medicine an opportunity to work at the bench alongside our Penn faculty and other researchers at the IRM. Some research experience or exposure required.  Jamie Shuda
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 residents and fellows and faculty. Sharon Lewis, MD
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
SoM SUPERS@PENN This program is a 10 week summer research internship, intended for rising college juniors and seniors who are interested in pursuing either a Ph.D or M.D.-Ph.D., with the ultimate goal of a career in cancer research. SUPERS@PENN is open to all students, but emphasizes recruitment of students from underserved populations. The program is funded by the NCI/NIH/DHHS and is hosted in the research division of the Department of Radiation Onclogy. Students complete hypothesis driven research projects, tailored to their own interests and experience, with faculty mentors rom Radiation Oncology, Radiology and/or members of the Abramson Cancer Center Radiation Biology and Imaging Core. Stephen Tuttle
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.  Edward Epstein
VET - Canine Handler Academy Canine Handler Academy gives students the opportunity to learn about detection dogs and their many different jobs. They will learn about training search, obedience, and fitness while discovering the benefits of positive reinforcement practices.   Kathleen Kelsey
VET - Summer Veterinary Exploration Through Science (VETS) Program The VETS program is an exciting 1-week summer experience and sessions have been designed specifically for college students. The program has been created for those who are interested in the science of veterinary medicine. Admissions Staff
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. Alonna Brown
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
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. Don Harrison
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. Kenneth DeTreux
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
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
Wharton/SEAS - The Management & Technology Summer Institute (M&TSI) A three-week for-credit summer program for rising high school seniors who want to learn about the integration of technological concepts and management principles. Sarah Deak