Drexel University is engaged in broader impacts outreach that directly enriches girls in STEM education!
Faculty and students from Drexel University have partnered with Girls Inc. of Philadelphia to offer a unique experiential learning opportunity for middle school girls during the summer. The College of Engineering will host 60 to 65 girls at the Innovation Studio and in labs and classrooms across Drexel’s campus for a STEM girls summer program. In 2021, we will run a 4-week program called Eureka! from July 5th until July 30th.
The Eureka! program is an intensive, five-year, STEM based program for rising 8th grade girls that builds their confidence and skills through hands-on opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Utilizing a whole girl approach, the program also incorporates sports and physical fitness, personal development, and college and career readiness. Eureka! broadens girls' future academic and career interests, encourages enrollment in advanced math and science courses, promotes positive risk-taking, and assists girls in developing networks of peers and mentors to support their future endeavors.
During Eureka!, girls gain first-hand knowledge through a variety of exciting and compelling activities that explore the cutting-edge world of STEM through experiences in a college campus environment. With complementary activities in healthy living, social justice, and financial literacy, Eureka!'s approach fosters educational, professional and personal development.