DELTA Summer Bridge

Drexel Engineering Leadership Transformation Academy (DELTA) Summer Bridge

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DELTA students in classroom.

August 25th - September 7th

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DELTA Summer BRIDGE (Build Relationships in Diverse Group Experiences) provides incoming first year and transfer students with robust, engaging experiences, preparing them for a diversified engineering workforce. Students engage in a two-week residential program, aimed at enhancing skills in math and science, engineering design and professional development, while fostering a sense of belonging through social activities and cultivating community. 

DELTA Bridge supports 25-30 incoming scholars per year, providing the essential support and resources to increase student retention beyond the first year, while establishing a foundation for more students to successfully complete their engineering degrees. Scholars engage in a plethora of activities, such as team building, solar car competitions, Philadelphia excursions of cultural and historical landmarks, community discussions, all while becoming acquainted with campus and community resources. Through a cohort model, scholars build community and connections that will be essential throughout their collegiate journey, with mentorship and support from the Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (and DELTA Summer Bridge Director) Terrance Harris, along with supportive faculty and staff.

DELTA Bridge Alumni remain very connected to the program and involvement of future scholars. Alumni serve as program managers and peer mentors, providing guidance to help current scholars a roadmap to successful completion of their first year.

Why you should participate in DELTA:

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  • Build sense of belonging and community with other scholars (both first year and upper-class)
  • Meet academic advisors and other key stakeholders to prepare for academic readiness
  • Mentorship pairing with other DELTA Alums
  • Explore Drexel campus and prime spots in Philadelphia
  • A VIBE!

DELTA Alumni share their experiences:

“I enjoyed meeting new people, making new friends and connections, and getting to know campus because these will all help me in the future and with my adjustment to college.”
“I liked building the solar car. I like doing hand-on type assignments because they help me learn.”
“All the activities that we did each day. It was good bonding and a great way to get to know each other. It was great to meet these people and become friends.”
“Making new friends and being able to build a new community. It’s nice to know a group of people going in so I have a strong support group to lean on later down the road.”
“The social aspect- I’ve got a head start on making friends and knowing where things are and have also made some great mentor connections!”

For More Information Contact:
Terrance Harris
Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion or