OutReach Plan

There are many opportunities here at Drexel and UPenn. I hope to enter my students in the Lego League Competition at UPenn. The goal is to encourage students to pursue a career in engineering.

Opportunities for High School Students :

Youth Outreach at UPenn:

Summer Academy in Applied Science and Technology (SAAST)
The School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania offers a unique opportunity for a selective group of highly motivated and talented high school students to experience rigorous and challenging college-level coursework. The Academy’s intensive, three-week programs combine sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting edge technologies such as biotechnology, computer graphics, computer science, nanotechnology, robotics, or technology and development.

M&T Summer Institute (M&TSI)
The Management & Technology Summer Institute (M&TSI) is a for-credit summer program for rising high school seniors who want to learn about the integration of technological concepts and management principles. Sponsored by The Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, M&TSI features classes taught by leading faculty and successful entrepreneurs, field trips to companies and R&D facilities, intensive team projects, as well as other activities designed to give students the opportunity to learn about the principles and practice of technological innovation.

Engineering Summer School (ESS)
Engineering Summer School offers courses from the regular course catalog during Summer Sessions I and II. Though Summer Sessions courses are intended for current undergraduates, high school students who demonstrate advanced knowledge and strong academic preparation may apply to attend regular summer sessions. Students graduating from high school in June are eligible to enroll in Summer Session II in the summer following their graduation, especially those who are matriculating into Penn in the following fall semester.

Youth Outreach at Drexel

The Office of Government and Community Relations offers outreach programs that provide education and mentoring for Philadelphia youth. Current programs include:

Health Explorer’s Post Youth Advisory Board and members of the 2006-2007 Explorers Post

Every two weeks throughout the school year, high school students from across Philadelphia travel to Drexel's Center City Campus to attend the Health Explorers Post after school program. Having just concluded its 10th year, Drexel's Explorers program has worked intensely with over 250 students to introduce them to health careers, and mentor them in academic, job-readiness and general life issues in an effort to recruit more minorities into the health professions. This program provides an opportunity for youth to learn about different health professions directly from Drexel University faculty and students. Although presentations differ from year to year depending on the interest of the youth, professions that are usually involved include Nursing, Physician Assistants, Physical Therapy, Medicine and Emergency Medical Services. Along with information about health careers, students learn about the college application process, develop leadership skills and do hands on activities.

Shadowing Day 2009

Shadowing Day Students on Center City Campus touring Pathology Department to learn about the process of an autopsy

Student observing Robotic Surgery in the O.R. at Hahnemann University Hospital during Shadowing Day on Center City Campus

On February 3, 2009, Drexel University participated in the 15th Annual City-Wide Shadowing Day, serving as host to 56 Philadelphia students. Group programs and one-on-one mentoring provided students with an opportunity to learn about the variety of careers available across our university.

These opportunities and additional information can be found at the following websites.