You can’t be what you can’t see—so we sent three young women out on the road to meet leaders in STEM who are blasting past barriers and launching us into the future.
From rocket scientists at NASA to engineers, professors, computer scientists, artists, and more, follow the journey of road-trippers Ariel, Elicia, and Regina as they get a firsthand look at how women in STEM are overcoming challenges and building the future of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Learn more about Roadtrip Nation: A Balanced Equation here.
To prepare today’s students for their lives after graduation, Penn admits and fosters a community vibrant with a breadth of experience across cultural identity, academic interest, religious belief, sexual orientation, extracurricular interest, regional affiliation, national origin, and more.
Invitations to join or apply to specific scholar programs are made at the time students are admitted. Students can also apply directly to designated programs at the end of their freshman year.
At Penn, we believe that students benefit from seeing the world through a variety of perspectives and from charting a course that matches their unique academic and career goals.
Penn's Civic Scholars program allows students who are leaders in the classroom the opportunity to engage with the City of Philadelphia and become leaders in the community they call home. Students who complete the four-year Civic Scholar experience earn a certification upon graduation and designation on their transcript.
Learn more about Civic Scholars.
Penn CASE is an award-winning community service student organization at the University of Pennsylvania that provides Consumer Assistance, Support & Education to Philadelphia residents and Penn students. Through communication, community outreach, and campus initiatives Penn CASE has helped over 5,000 Philadelphia residents.
Learn more about Penn CASE.
If you’re driven to bring inspired business solutions to nonprofit, art, science, medical, or traditional business contexts, or wherever innovation and leadership are needed, the world’s first business school provides an exceptional undergraduate education.
Learn more about the Wharton School.
The nursing curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania is designed for students to get a holistic understanding of their future craft, while also getting as many hands-on experiences in the field of nursing as possible. Students begin their clinical rotations as early as their Sophmore year, alongside classes ranging from the history of nursing to experiential special-topics courses such as "Women and Incarceration."
Learn more about the Nursing Curriculum.
Penn Engineering students experience a dynamic balance of fundamental science and professional practice through courses and projects that enable creative, technical design.