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Summer at Penn: General information about all of the summer programs at Penn, including academic, sports, and other summer programs.

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MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR SUMMER! The School of Engineering and Applied Science offers summer classes for undergraduate and graduate students, international undergraduates, middle and high school students. Check out the information below to find opportunities for...

Middle School Students

Girls in Engineering Math and Science Camp (GEMS)
This is a summer program for middle school girls in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade who will be 7th, 8th or 9th graders the following academic year. Join us for a great week of hands-on science, math, and engineering at Penn! You'll learn about what’s going on in Bioengineering, Nanotechnology, Materials Science, Graphics and Computing. Over the course of the week, you'll learn how engineering is part of your every day life. You'll do experiments with different materials, learn about DNA and work on your own animation project. Read more...

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 Innoworks’ Explorations curriculum, and each day covers a different theme: Extreme Biomes, Body Expeditions, Flight and Fury, Extraterrestrial Excursions, and Marine Adventures. Each morning, students engage in activities in order to learn important concepts about that day’s theme, and in the afternoon they participate in team missions that incorporate the various concepts that were covered earlier in the day. Read more...

High School Students

Engineering Summer Academy at Penn (ESAP)
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 engineering complex networks. Read more…

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. Read more …

Summer Mentorship Program
High School students in grades 11-12 from the school district of Philadelphia and Philadelphia charter school enroll in a 4-week day program to learn about engineering through practical, hands-on classes and projects. The high school students in this program learn how to refurbish computers, install software and perform basic web design. Students also learn about responsible internet practices and safety. At the end of the program, students take home the computer that s/he has refurbished. Additionally, students refurbish computers for a community service project. (Sponsored jointly with the University Provost’s Office.) Read more...

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. It's a great way to get a head start in your university education! Read more…

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering (SURE):
Penn Engineering's world-acclaimed faculty, along with our state-of-the-art research laboratories and highly interdisciplinary curricula, offers summer research opportunities for talented undergraduates who seek hands-on research experience.  From robotics and computer animation, nanotechnology, genomics and biotechnology, Penn's centers and institutes are at the forefront of research on multiple scientific and technological frontiers. Learn more.

International Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering (iSURE):
Opportunities for undergraduates are available during the summer to spend eight to 12 weeks on a research internship in one of Penn Engineering's partner institutions abroad. The following is a listing of currently available options, including directions for applying. Learn more.

Engineering Summer School (ESS)
Engineering Summer School offers courses from the regular course catalog during Summer Sessions I and II. Penn students as well as any undergraduate in good academic standing at another university are welcome to enroll. Read more...