STEM Opportunities

Use link below for more information and dates:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering Experience
Read about one of the STEM Honors students, Ella Ruffels '25 and her summer internship.







In an effort to educate students and the community about careers in science and healthcare, Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Office of Academic Affairs is hosting a series of FREE weekly one-hour long webinars starting  Wednesday, July 13th.


During each webinar, two specialists from across the Center will share their stories and answer questions about their training and career path. Careers in health care, science, business development, community engagement, fundraising, marketing and much, much more will be covered.


Pre-registration is required to attend.  Importantly, for those unable to tune in, the sessions will be recorded, and the content made available on the Center’s website in the future. Follow this link to access the webinars from 2021. The 2020 series is also available.


To find out more about the series and register for individual webinars, follow this link to the career series page:


Series schedule:


Wednesday, July 13th at 4 PM

  • Marcin Chwistek, MD, FAAHMP – Director, Supportive Oncology and Palliative Care Program
  • Josh Meyer, MD – Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology


Wednesday, July 20th at 4 PM

  • Anna Liza Rodriguez, MSN, MHA, RN, OCN, NEA-BC – Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President, Nursing and Patient Services
  • Rosanna (Rosie) Veggeberg, MS –  Director, Investigator Sponsored Research Unit


Wednesday, July 27th at 4 PM

  • Abiona (Abby) Berkeley, MD, JD – Interim Senior Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology
  • Mary Sonke, MSW – Senior Project Manager


Friday, August 5th at 4 PM

  • Alyssa Leystra, PhD – Education Coordinator, Academic Affairs; Teen Research Internship Program Co-Director

Camille Ragin, PhD, MPH – Professor, Cancer Prevention and Control; Associate Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion






STEM leadership camp


The STEM-UP Summer Leadership Experience is a 6-week day program that provides activities, experiments, projects, and field experiences for students entering 9th, 10th, or 11th grade in the fall of 2022. Students attend the program free of charge.  The STEM-UP Summer Leadership Experience meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Temple University’s Main Campus starting July 5, 2022 and ending August 11, 2022.  The theme this summer is “Big data. Big STEM. Big ideas.” For more information about the curriculum or to apply please see the attached flyer and/or visit us at






Engineering tomorrow free virtual summer program:

Students are welcome
to apply for 1, 2 or all
3 sessions.
The program is open to all current 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students. No prior engineering knowledge is required—just a passion for learning something new! Register now at no cost to students.









Girls Exploring Technology: Open to 9th and 10th grade girls: April 30 2022

Meet women in various STEM careers and network 

Ask questions

Engage in hands on STEM activities

Attend the event by filling out the registration form available from the site listed below.



Background: Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology (GETT) began in Chester County, Pennsylvania in 2001 as a response to the under-representation of young women in the computer and information technology fields. Since that time, GETT has expanded its geographical footprint to include students from all around Southeastern Pennsylvania and now showcases the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and  Math (STEM).

GETT is an initiative of the Innovative Technology Action Group (ITAG), a program under the Chester County Economic Development Council, and is driven by the volunteer efforts of numerous public, private and educational organizations, along with public and private investments.



Use the URL below and navigate to the registration page from the tabs at the top of the page.





Want to make an impact in the STEM community as a female?

Attend Widener Engineering Mini-Camp for HS Girls!!

Date: March 19 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Registration closes March 7th, Limited capacity so register today!

Girls in grades 10 -11 are invited to spend the day exploring engineering careers with volunteers from Widener's School of Engineering and from the Philadelphia section of the Society of Women Engineers.

Parents are invited to attend a separate program entitled "Sending Your Daughter to Engineering School." Learn about academics, cooperative education and student life as well as what to expect if your daughter majors in engineering in college. The program will be conducted by women engineers from SWE and Widener University, and by personnel from Widener's School of Engineering and Career Development Office.


Hands-on Activities

The camp will consist of labs from Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Robotics Engineering: 

  • Aerodynamics - investigate what makes airplanes fly with engineers from Boeing
  • Electromyography - see your muscles at work
  • Land Development - design your own housing development
  • 3D Printing - make plastic parts as stiff as steel
  • Robotics - program a robot to feed a baby
  • Red Blood Cell Measurements in Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering Materials - learn how to manufacture foam
Check out more on the event page and registration link! 
For additional questions, please contact [email protected]
Event Page
Registration Link
Forensic Sciences Mentoring Institute (FMI) is a free, 7-week academic program that specializes in teaching the forensic sciences to high school students.
The Exelon Foundation is excited to announce that applications for the 5th annual summer Exelon Foundation STEM Leadership Academy are now open.

Our non-profit is actively seeking student applicants within the Greater Philadelphia School Area  and can offer scholarships to qualified students who need assistance with transportation to our teaching facility in Willow Grove, PA. Visit the Center for Forensic Science Research and Education (CFSRE) for more information about our facility. Read about the Fredric Rieders Family Foundation and more about FMI.

Application deadline is April 29th, 2022

The 2022 Exelon STEM Leadership Academy is a free, week-long program for current 10th and 11th grade girls interested in STEM to learn from women working in STEM and other leaders; explore sustainability, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and climate change; and connect with like-minded peers.
The Philadelphia Exelon Foundation STEM Leadership Academy is Sunday, July 10, 2022 - Friday, July 15, 2022 at Drexel University*. Young women interested in STEM who are in 10th and 11th grade (class of 2023 and 2024) and live in in PECO service area (Philadelphia, Chester, Montgomery, and Bucks County Pennsylvania) as well as Atlantic City Electric service territory are encouraged to apply before April 11th, 2022.
Applications and more information can be found here!
Any interested students, educators, or parents are welcome to join us for a STEM Leadership Academy Information Session!  These webinars will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, February 9th and Thursday, March 3rd from 4:30-5:15 p.m. CT/5:30-6:15 p.m. ET. Participants will be able to ask questions, hear from STEM Leadership Academy alumnae, and learn more about the summer Academy. You can register for the February 9th session here and the March 3rd session here.
The Summer Academy for Math and Science (SAMS) provides opportunities for students from underrepresented communities to explore STEM-related fields.
As SAMS Scholars, students engage in a rigorous curriculum taught by our renowned faculty and staff who are deeply committed to student success. The program allows students to develop a deeper understanding of STEM via traditional classroom instruction, through hands-on projects, and sustained engagement with world-renowned faculty and skilled staff mentors. In addition to their academic experiences, students also have the opportunity to collaborate and develop meaningful relationships with peers from across the country.
Through SAMS and other outreach initiatives, the university:
o   Develops a diverse and supportive community of STEM Scholars interested in attending top-tier universities.
o   Strengthens students’ commitment to pursuing STEM-related disciplines.
o   Broadens students understanding and access to opportunities made available through study in STEM.
o   Equips students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be successful STEM scholars.



Interested in Chemical Engineering?

Join us for our Chemical Engineering Mini-Camp!!

Widener University | Graduate! PhiladelphiaWidener University is hosting a Mini Camp to explore Chemical Engineering.


Join chemical engineering alumni and faculty for a half-day event where you will engage in hands-on activities, learn about the chemical engineering program at Widener, take a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities, and learn the role chemical engineers have in designing a sustainable future.

The camp is being hosted on February 25th at 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Check out the full event schedule here:














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



My name is Shriya Karam and I am writing on behalf of the University of Pennsylvania’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE). SWE is a national non-profit organization that aims to advocate and increase opportunities for women in engineering and technology fields. The Penn SWE chapter does this through the annual Girls in Engineering and Related Sciences (GEARS) Day for high school students.

GEARS Day is an annual event for women and non-binary high school students to explore engineering majors and careers alongside Penn Engineering students. This year, GEARS Day will take place VIRTUALLY on January 8th-9th and January 15th-16th, 2022 with an OPTIONAL IN-PERSON COMPONENT (date TBD). Participants will be placed into small groups consisting of 10-12 students and 2 Penn student leaders to research and design creative solutions to an engineering project. Additionally, we will have a keynote speaker event and an optional mentorship program between Penn SWE students and groups of 2-3 high school students. Please see the schedule of events below:  


Saturday - Sunday, January 8th-9th, 2022 (virtual)



Saturday, January 15th, 2022 (virtual)




Sunday, January 16, 2022 (virtual)



There will be an optional, in-person component that will be held later next semester that is TBD. We are committed to providing this in-person experience on the University of Pennsylvania campus for your students and will inform you of the date when it is confirmed.


The GEARS Day application link is here: 

Applications will close on Wednesday, December 8th at 11:59 p.m. Final decisions will be sent out in mid-December.


We hope that GEARS Day serves as a great opportunity for your students to learn more about engineering in a fun, interactive environment. We will try to accommodate as many participants as space and resources allow; however, priority will be given to students from the School District of Philadelphia. 


Feel free to contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns regarding GEARS Day. Thank you for your time and help in promoting the success of the next generation of women in engineering. 


Shriya Karam

GEARS Day Co-Director

Society of Women Engineers at the University of Pennsylvania

The Widener University School of Engineering's "Build Your Career - and Build The Future - in Civil Engineering" program is a half day workshop geared towards high school students that are interested in pursuing a degree/career in the Civil Engineering field. Students will participate in hands-on lab activities alongside undergraduate Widener students, listen to young professionals discuss their careers and day-to-day activities, and have the opportunity to network and determine whether civil engineering is the right field for them.
If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]edu.
More info may be found in the link below:
Widener Mini Engineering Camp: Register NOW

Get on the inside track with the School of Engineering!

Option to: high school seniors
Registration: Click Here! Registration ends Friday, October 29.

The School of Engineering invites local high school seniors to campus to learn about the different engineering disciplines including:

  • Biomedical

  • Chemical

  • Civil

  • Electrical

  • Mechanical

  • Robotics

Attendees will interact with current engineering students and faculty while completing various laboratory activities such as programming a robot, designing a bridge, exploring computer modeling, and working with biomedical devices and systems. A concurrent program for parents and guardians covers the admissions process, financial aid and planning for engineering school.

Event Page

Check out Photos from past Engineering Mini Camps at Widener!

Contact Information: School of Engineering

Kirkbride Hall, Room 101


STEM Opportunities  Get on the inside track with the School of Engineering! Option to: high school seniors Registration: Click Here! Registration ends Friday, October 29.                    
For more information or to request additional camps contact:
Mrs. Mary Antoni
[email protected]
215 362 6160 ext 1790