SEAS Weekly 10-2-23

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Academic Integrity Reminder

Please remember that all students are obligated to follow the Code of Academic Integrity. As noted, “If a student is unsure whether his action(s) constitute a violation of the Code of Academic Integrity, then it is that student’s responsibility to consult with the instructor to clarify any ambiguities.

Words to think about this week:

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King

Highlights for the Week

  • Happy October! This is the last full week before Fall Break. It’s also FREE FLU SHOT WEEK!

    Details here:

    Take a photo/selfie at the flu clinic, bring it to 109 Towne, show it to us, and pick up a small gift!

    Gift pick up dates/times: Thursday, 10/5 at 3-5pm; Friday 10/6 at 3-5pm

    Thank you and tell your friends!

Important Dates:

Date Event
October 9 Drop Period ends
October 12-15 Fall Term Break
October 16 Classes Resume
October 27 Grade Type Change Deadline

Engineering Activities


OAS Academic Advising


Walk-in Advising at the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

ODEI is offering walk-in advising in the Cora Ingrum Conference Room (enter at 211 Towne) from 11am-1pm every Wednesday. Emily Delany (, the Special Programs and Advising Coordinator from Research and Academic Services, would be delighted to meet with you!


Save the Date: Semiconductor Industry Days 10/23 - 10/24

For more information, contact Lauren Kemp (


M&T Transfer Student Information Session (10/20)

The Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology is a highly competitive dual-degree program designed for students with interdisciplinary interests in business and technology and a desire to shape their own success. Accepted applicants are dually admitted to the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Fully matriculated Penn first years are eligible for transfer into the Program. Penn students may only apply to transfer into M&T at the conclusion of their first year.

Transfer Information Session (open to Penn students ONLY) will be held on Friday, October 20, 2023, 5-7 pm ET. Please register in advance for this info session. After you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the virtual meeting. Register here: Transfer Student Info Session Registration (


ODEI's Freshman Coaching Program - For New and Seasoned Students

Ongoing opportunity
Are you interested in studying with peers regularly? Would you like access to ten engineering students who have aced classes you’re currently taking? If a study group appeals to you, please stop by ODEI on Mondays and Fridays from 12 PM to 2 PM to connect with Academic Coaches and peers. The Freshman Coaching Program provides a community of learners that help students establish a rhythm of study throughout their tenure at Penn. The program is not limited to first year students. Everyone is welcome to join us. Coaching covers chemistry, mathematics, CIS, physics, MATLAB, and more. If you would like to participate, please contact Dr. Yulanda Essoka at


ODEI Wellness Workshops

  • Introduction to Budgeting & Financial Literacy : October 5th, 2023 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm EDT | Cora Ingrum Conference Room (Enter at Towne 211)

    For the final installment, Financial Wellness will offer tips about budgeting and financial literacy. Lunch will be provided for in-person participants and will be first come, first served with a maximum capacity of 20 in-person attendees per session. There is no limit on the number of students who can attend virtually! If you plan on attending this session, please RSVP using both sign-up forms.  REGISTER HERE – Financial Wellness Form REGISTER HERE – ODEI Google Form 


ODEI Wellness Workshop Series - Fall 2023 - Lunch Provided!

We are thrilled to announce the return of ODEI’s Wellness Workshop series! These lunch-and-learn sessions will bring representatives from various campus resource offices into the ODEI space and provide access to tools that will help ensure a successful fall semester. The Weingarten Center, Student Health and Counseling, and Financial Wellness are pillars of wellbeing here at Penn, so we are excited to have them back as guest speakers.

You may contact Emily Delany ( with any questions.

Please spread the word, especially to first-year students in your networks!

10.05 – Financial Wellness: Introduction to Budgeting & Financial Literacy 

12noon – 1pm EDT 

Cora Ingrum Conference Room (enter at Towne 211) and  Zoom

RSVP Here (General Google Form) & RSVP Here for Financial Wellness Workshop 


Penn Activities


Wellness and Resilience Workshops

Free workshops open to all Penn students to learn strategies and skills to help you reach your goals, manage stress, and strengthen your relationships. Each 90-minute workshop offers a fun and casual space to meet and build relationships with other Penn students. These tools have been used by leaders in medicine, business, sports, as well as colleges students. Learn more on the poster below or at:

Wellness and Resilience Fall 2023


Flu Clinic 10/4 - 10/6

This year’s Candyland-themed Flu Clinic<> will take place over three days: Wednesday and Thursday, October 4-5, from 10 a.m.–6 p.m., and on Friday, October 6, from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. It will be held in the Gimbel Gymnasium, at Pottruck Health and Fitness Center (3701 Walnut Street). The flu clinic is free and open to the University community, including students, faculty, postdocs, and staff. Penn Cards required.


Mentor Meals: Make your Reservation Today!

NSOAI’s meal-hosting initiative, the Penn Mentor Meals Program is open for booking reservations! This program encourages mentors and students to engage in conversation outside of the classroom and provide them with a meal free of charge!

Members of the Penn Community can initiate a meal with a mentor or mentee including current or past students, professors, teaching assistants, advisors, RAs, PHINS, Peer Advisors, members of Penn’s professional staff, etc. Lunch is served at the University Club at the Inn at Penn on Mondays through Thursdays from 11:30am-2pm.

Learn more about how to make your reservation today! 



SUBJ: Funding opportunities for hi-tech projects & ventures – APPLICATIONS OPEN

Looking for funding for your tech project or venture? Penn Engineering is pleased to offer funding opportunities for high-tech project and venture development. We are soliciting proposals for projects and venture concepts that might develop into companies, and these funds are available to help:
  • Berkman Opportunity Fund ($500 or $1,000 per project)The Berkman Opportunity Fund provides support for students (or teams of students) with innovative ideas that might turn into products and companies.
  • Miller Innovation Fellowship ($15,000 per venture)Miller Innovation Fellowships are designed to allow students (or teams of students) that have made use of Penn’s innovation & entrepreneurship resources to further develop ventures based on high-tech products & services and to have focused capital and advising resources to explore a venture.
Please see the Penn Engineering: Entrepreneurship Funding site for more information: Funding is open to all undergraduate and graduate students.


Paid/Unpaid Opportunities


Computer Science Pathway Fellow

Open until positions are filled
The Computer Science Pathway Fellow will support students as part of Penn Engineering and Heights CS/Technology pathway programming at the High School of the Future.  This role will start by mid-October, continuing through early May, approx. 8-11 hours/week. This is a new position aimed at supporting 9th and 10th grade students who are enrolled in an introductory Computer Science class at High School of the Future in West Philadelphia.  Over time, Heights seeks to support School of the Future students from 9th – 12th grade and beyond, with a focus on enhancing student interest and success in Computer Science pathway courses through AP Computer Science A, ultimately forging pathways into Computer Science & Tech majors and careers. We are seeking a flexible, innovative individual who will act as a near-peer guide, tutor, and mentor to students, a pioneer figure in our new partnership with this school. Pay: $15 –  $20/hr. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jeremy Heyman ( or Chanda Jefferson ( More Info Here


Blended Learning Initiative (BLI) CS Instructors

Open until positions are filled
Heights Philadelphia, in partnership with Penn Engineering, is hiring students to be computer science instructors ($20/hr, ~2-4 hrs/week, teaching a CS class at Penn or at one of our partner high schools). For more information, please contact Dr. Jeremy Heyman ( or Chanda Jefferson ( More Info Here