STEM Opportunities


Kathy Stanwood presents on Environmental Science Careers and Studies: STEM Honors

Virtual presentation on Environmental Science







Computer Science and Coding skills are very much in demand. What is Coding and Why is it so Important? - Spaces

This past summer ,Emily Durning participated in Kode with Kossy. Kode with Kossy information. Emily worked on a coding project which helped develop her interest and skill in coding. Emily's project

When the window to apply for Summer 2021 opens, all interested girls are encouraged to apply.


Anyone who wishes to try a free coding site: Fun ways to learn to code




Applications close Dec 1, 2020- This is a great opportunity for Women.

University of Pennsylvania’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Society of Women Engineers

GEARS Day is an annual event that allows participants to explore engineering majors and careers alongside Penn engineering students.  This year, GEARS Day will take place virtually on January 17 - 18, 2021. Participants will be placed into groups consisting of 10-12 students and 2 Penn student leaders. Each group will work together to brainstorm, research, and design creative solutions to an engineering-related case/problem. The groups will have an initial meeting on January 9th or 10th to brainstorm and research solutions, as well as an additional brainstorming session on January 17th to continue the research process. The groups will present their solutions to all GEARS Day participants and volunteers on January 18th. Additionally, there will be a student panel during which participants can hear from female Penn engineering students and a guest speaker from the Philadelphia Society of Women Engineers. The schedule for the event is below:

Saturday-Sunday, January 9th-10th, 2021

1 hour meeting with groups (students will be assigned one day)

Sunday, January 17, 2021

3:00 p.m. - Introduction & Student Panel

3:30 p.m. - Brainstorming & Research with Groups

Monday, January 18, 2021

10:00 a.m. - Presentations

11:00 a.m - Break

11:15 a.m. - Closing Speaker + Wrap-Up 

The GEARS Day application link is here:

Applications close on December 1st at 11:59 p.m. Final decisions will be sent out in mid-December.

We would really appreciate it if you could publicize this event at your school and pass along the application link to female high school students who might be interested. We hope that girls from your high school can attend GEARS Day this winter and learn what studying and practicing engineering is like! 

Feel free to contact us at if you have any questions or concerns regarding the event. Thank you for your time and your help.


Sophia Africk and Shriya Karam

GEARS Day Co-Directors

Society of Women Engineers at the University of Pennsylvania


Stanford STEM Summer Institute:

The Summer STEM Institute (SSI) is a six-week virtual summer program for high school students. The program was started last summer by educators, students, and graduates from Stanford, Harvard, and MIT.
** There are scholarships available for candidates, please review the information from the URL below.
The program consists of three main parts: 
  • Research and data science bootcamp: Students learn how to design and conduct data science research projects. Students learn about the research process and how to apply statistical and machine learning methods to address scientific questions with real-world impact. 
  • Masterclass lecture series: Students are connected to accomplished young adults around the world. Students have the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship from Forbes 30 Under 30 recipients, science research from International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) grand prize winners, and other topics from speakers with diverse backgrounds and experiences. 
  • Mentored research project: Students complete a research project through a rigorous, hands-on learning experience under the guidance of mentors. Previously, students have worked in a variety of fields, from computational biology to quantum physics. 
If any of your students may be interested in and are a good fit for the program, could you please share this opportunity with them? Students and families can learn more about SSI and apply on our website here:
Thank you to Linda O'Rourke who shared her nursing career history and educational experience with our Allied Health classes. STEM honors students who are interested in nursing are encouraged to view the video.Here is the link to the video recording of our guest speaker, Linda O'Rourke. She's a school nurse for North Penn but she is in charge of three different schools. She spent the first part of her career working in pediatrics at St. Christopher's. She was great in explaining the process of schooling and all of the different things you can do if you choose nursing as a career. 
The passcode is N*A5S1L^
October 19 at 7 PM Guest speaker on Economics and the importance of math.
December 3 Guest speaker on Environmental Science
For more information or to request additional camps contact:
Mrs. Mary Antoni
215 362 6160 ext 1790