Summer DELTA

COVID-19 ALERT: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020 Summer DELTA Program will be conducted virtually. The planning process to accommodate these extraordinary circumstances is in-process. We thank you in advance for your patience and ask that you check back after June 1, 2020 for further updates.

The Summer Drexel Engineering Leadership Transformation Academy (DELTA) Program is committed to enhancing diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) leadership. The goal of the program is to increase student retention through the first year and build persistence towards graduation.
The Drexel Summer DELTA program is a two-week residential program offering approximately 30 incoming engineering students from underrepresented groups in STEM a chance to get a head start for success at Drexel and beyond. Underrepresented groups in STEM include women, African Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and Latinos.

Delta 1

Each morning for 2 weeks, the students review math, chemistry, and physics with a faculty member who teaches the first year level courses. Each course has at least one test to evaluate student learning progress and accustom students to the pressures of college exams. During the afternoon, the students participate in hands-on design and computer labs to familiarize them with important computer software and increase their comfort with engineering design. Afternoon courses are coordinated by graduate students who are top teaching assistants in the first year engineering curriculum. Outside of classes, students participate in social activities to build community and discover the University and Philadelphia

Program Benefits

  • Greater academic preparation for first year at Drexel
  • A community of fellow students (both first-year and upperclass) and faculty members who will help guide participants through current and future endeavors
  • Early exploration of Philadelphia and a familiarity with Drexel’s campus
  • A fun and engaging experience!

Delta 2

Contact:
For questions, contact us: summerdelta@drexel.edu