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 for participants to become leaders at Drexel as well as in their future STEM careers. The program is supported in part by Drexel University’s College of Engineering, Air Products, and Boeing.
The Drexel Summer DELTA program is a two-week intensive academic program offering approximately 25 incoming engineering, physics, and computing & informatics majors from underrepresented groups in STEM. Underrepresented groups in STEM include women, African Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and Latinos. The incoming freshmen participants get a head start for success at Drexel and beyond.
Each morning, students will review key concepts in math, chemistry, and physics to prepare them for their first year of courses. Lunch sessions will focus on developing skills in leadership, teamwork, studying, time management, and coping strategies for challenges. In the afternoon, students will apply the morning’s concepts in hands-on or computational laboratory activities. Evenings and weekends will be filled with social activities so that participants can build a network and community while experiencing the culture of the great city of Philadelphia.
- 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
- Contact with Air Products and Boeing engineers and recruiters
- Early exploration of Philadelphia and a familiarity with Drexel’s campus
- A fun and engaging experience!
Residence check-in is on Sunday, August 18, 2019. The program will begin that evening and finish the evening of Friday, August 30, 2019. Residence check-out is on Saturday, August 31, 2019. The program cost of $750, paid with a credit card upon completing registration, covers housing, meals, program materials, and social events. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the program, and any additional spending. Limited financial aid is available for students who qualify.
Registration and payment deadline: June 28, 2019. Space is limited. Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
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