The Drexel Engineering Leadership Transformation Academy
The Drexel Engineering Leadership Transformation Academy (DELTA) BRIDGE (Build Relationships in Diverse Group Experiences) program is part of the deep commitment of the College of Engineering to support traditionally underrepresented students in STEM fields. Students engage in a summer two-week residential program aimed at enhancing skills in math and science, engineering design and professional development, as well as offering social activities that creates community.
As a participant you will begin to build the important relationships with peers and become acquainted with resources (which include faculty and staff) on campus that will support your success in your first year and beyond. The cohort of incoming students will start you off with connections that will be important beyond the two-weeks of DELTA. The summer program will introduce you to your peer mentors and the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) who will continue to engage participants throughout the year. Activities include DEI discussions, stress and time management workshops, professional development opportunities and fun events.
DELTA alumni remain very connected to their cohort throughout their time at Drexel. They serve as program managers and others volunteer as peer mentors to help the newest incoming group because they know the value of the program. The essence of DELTA is build a sense of community with peers, build academic preparedness and awareness and to encourage active engagement throughout the journey at Drexel's College of Engineering.
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Why Summer DELTA:
- 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!
Students share their thoughts about the program:
“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!”
Dates for Summer 2023
August 27th - September 8th
Cost: $500 for week & half, includes housing, food, materials, and excursions
Scholarships available for Pell Eligible students
Participants in Dragon Prep may also apply at no cost
Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
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