Each student accepted into the Rachleff Program is required to complete work in three separate areas:
Research Experience: Rachleff Scholars will participate in a 10 week paid Summer Research Experience, typically after completing the sophomore year. The research will be conducted under the supervision and mentorship of a standing Penn faculty member. Students will also participate in credit-bearing seminar courses in the semesters prior to and immediately following their Summer Research Experience.
Honors Coursework: As part of the undergraduate degree requirements, Rachleff Scholars will complete two course units of Honors Coursework. These courses could be designated honors courses or graduate level courses. The selection of appropriate coursework will be made in consultation with your Rachleff Scholars Program Faculty Advisor.
Scholarly Community Activities: In addition to the above academic pursuits, Rachleff Scholars will have the opportunity to interact with their peers outside the classroom and laboratory through community-building activities that will enable them to gain broader skills and knowledge. Examples of Scholarly Community Activities include site visits to industries and research institutes, community outreach projects, and social functions.
- Program Director: Dr. Jan Van der Spiegel
- Academic Advisor: Dr. S. Sonya Gwak