Leadership and Research Programs

Vertically Integrated Projects

The Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) research program involves students working on interdisciplinary projects across department and college boundaries. Learn more.

NAE Grand Challenge Scholars Program

GCSP is a combined curricular, research, and extra-curricular program that is designed to prepare students to be the generation that solves the grand challenges facing society in this century. Learn more.

Engineering Leadership Scholars

Students participate in a specialized critical thinking program designed to provide a competitive edge in the global economy. Learn more.

STAR Scholars

The Students Tackling Advanced Research (STAR) Scholars Program allows first-year, high achieving students to participate in faculty-mentored research, scholarship, or creative work during the summer after their freshman year. With an objective to enhance the academic experience, this University initiative is designed to stimulate intellectual inquiry through exploration of a major area of research and prepares students for post-graduate education. Research opportunities are available in a domestic or international setting. The STAR Scholars program is administered by Undergraduate Research & Enrichment Programs, a department of the Pennoni Honors College. For more information, please visit Drexel’s Star Scholars website.


DragonsTeach is a Drexel University program designed to address the national need for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers by offering STEM majors the opportunity to experience secondary teaching and obtain secondary teaching certification alongside their STEM major. Through active recruitment; a compact, research-based instructional program; and intensive experiences working with master teachers in local schools, DragonsTeach breaks down the traditional barriers that prevent STEM students from obtaining teaching certification. DragonsTeach is a collaborative effort of the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the School of Education.  For more information, please visit the DragonsTeach website.