SEAS Weekly 4-17-23

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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:

“If everything was perfect you would never learn and you would never grow.” – Beyoncé

Highlights for the Week

  • Tuesday, April 11, 2023  6:30PM EST: PESTLE Present: A Virtual Fireside Chat

    Rohan Amin, Chief Product Officer, Chase, SEAS ’02

    Latressa Fulton, MPH,  Deputy Director, NYC Housing Authority, SEAS ’98

    “How can you develop leaderships skills and traits, to grow your career, through community service and civic engagement”

    Zoom Link:

    Passcode: 211105

    If you have questions that you would like to ask, in our preparation process, please contact to

  • Earth Day Cleanup

    Join fellow students, alumni, faculty, and staff in the Earth Day Cleanup event that PESTLE and Friends of Clark Park will be hosting. The event will take place on Saturday, April 22nd from 2 – 4 PM.

  • Student Health and CAPS Are Available for Students Remember to call first!
    • SHS & CAPS Website:
    • Medical Services
      3535 Market Street, Suite 100, Philadelphia, PA 19104
      Monday through Friday: 8 am – 6 pm
      Saturday: 10 am – 3 pm
      Closed on Sundays
      215-746-3535 (24/7)
    • Counseling Services
      3624 Market Street, First Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104
      Monday through Wednesday: 9 am – 7 pm
      Thursday and Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
      Saturday: 10 am – 3 pm
      Closed on Sundays
      Students can drop-in and meet with a clinician during regular business hours.
      215-898-7021 (24/7)

Important Dates:

Date Event
April 26 Last day of classes
April 27-30 Reading Days
Final Examinations May 1-9
Baccalaureate May 9
Spring Term ends May 9

Engineering Activities


RAS Academic Advising


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

ODEI is still 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!

PESTLE Presents: Friends of Clark Park Earth Day Cleanup (4/22)
Join PESTLE and Friends of Clark Park for an Earth Day Cleanup on 4/22 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Register to attend via this linked webform or email with any questions.


Penn Activities


CURF's 2023 Fulbright Week (4/17 - 4/21)

CURF’s 2023 FULBRIGHT WEEK April 17 – 21, 2023: The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and is open to U.S. citizens/nationals from all backgrounds and disciplines. Juniors, Seniors, graduate students and alumni who are interested in pursuing graduate study, conducting research, or teaching English abroad are encouraged to apply for Fulbright.

Fulbright Week features CURF information sessions and panels of recent Penn Fulbright recipients along with webinars sponsored by IIE/Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Learn about Penn’s Fulbright campus application process and how you can make the most of CURF’s resources available to you.

Bring your question

Find registration information for these events at CURF’s 2023 FULBRIGHT WEEK 



No Scholarship information is available at this time.


Paid/Unpaid Opportunities


Non work-study positions available at Red & Blue Engagement Center

The Red & Blue Engagement Center is looking for enthusiastic student ambassadors (both undergraduate and graduate level) who love Penn and want to connect with alumni and parents about the great things happening at the University! The center is open year-round and always hiring for the fall, spring, or summer semesters.

Students earn up to $13.50/hr with the opportunity for incentive based rewards and prizes. The center offers flexible scheduling (open 7/days a week) to allow students to work around their academic schedules.

The center is typically open:

   Sundays | 12:00 – 8:00pm

   Mondays | 6:00 – 9:00pm

   Tuesdays | 6:00 – 9:00pm

   Wednesdays | 6:00 – 9:00pm

   Thursdays | 6:00 – 9:00pm

   Fridays | 2:00 – 5:00pm

   Saturdays | 12:00 – 6:00pm

Additional hours, including late night hours (9:00 – 11:00pm) and weekday hours, are available periodically as well.


To apply, visit the Red & Blue Engagement Center’s website at

For more information, contact the Center’s manager, Emma Burns at:

Email |

Phone | 215.573.5231

Check out PennCalling here:

Flyer: Engagement Ambassador 


FAA-sponsored Airport Cooperative Research Program’s University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs (Ends May 12)

The FAA-sponsored Airport Cooperative Research Program’s University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs provides an outstanding opportunity for individual students or student teams working under the guidance of faculty advisors to design solutions to real-world issues addressing our nation’s airports and the National Air System.

Students win cash prizes ($3,000 for first place, $2,000 for second, and $1,000 for third place) in each of four different broad categories:

  • Airport Operation and Maintenance
  • Airport Management and Planning
  • Airport Environmental Interactions
  • Runway Safety/ Runway Incursions/Runway Excursions Including Aprons, Ramps, and Taxiway

Airport needs embrace many disciplines including all engineering fields, environmental science, business, data science, computer science, psychology, and many others.  A variety of multidisciplinary topics are suggested, but students can come up with their own relevant topics for their design solution.  The Competition is an excellent open-ended design project for capstone courses and is also frequently used in other courses, for independent study, or as a professional society student chapter project.

First-place winners present their work at an award ceremony at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, D.C., and also at a relevant national professional conference.  All expenses are covered.

Interaction with airport operators and industry experts is required.  The Competition provides access to experts and airport operators through its program website.

The Competition runs from August 16, 2022 to May 12, 2023.  Students can work in either or both academic semesters.  Additional information regarding the ACRP University Design Competition can be found at the Competition website located at  The updated guidelines for submission are attached and can be found at

The Airport Cooperative Research Program is part of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies.  The Virginia Space Grant Consortium manages the Competition on behalf of the ACRP.

We hope you will consider this opportunity which has provided 2,706 students and 169 faculty advisors from 90 institutions with an outstanding educational opportunity immersed in real-world needs and that you will share it with other faculty or students who might have an interest.


Appy to be an M&T Summer Institute TA!

Apply to be an M&T Summer Institute TA! M&TSI is our summer program for high school seniors interested in expanding their tech and business knowledge in a university setting. We are looking for M&T TAs to lead teams through creating a prototype and business plan in a fast-paced and fun three weeks!

Learn more about the M&T Summer Institute program on the M&T website here:

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PGW & Temple University SBDC Launch 2023 Energy Innovation Lab (App Due 4/25)

PGW & Temple SBDC have launched our 2023 cohort of The Energy Innovation Lab, our small business incubator for entrepreneurs whose ground-breaking products or services have the potential to reimagine the energy sector. Applications are being accepted for our 2023 competition through April 25, 2023.

Established in 2021, The Energy Innovation Lab provides entrepreneurs with hands-on training, mentoring, and real-time feedback from SBDC business development consultants and PGW energy industry experts, as well as cash stipends of up to $30,000, to advance their innovative business concepts. Proposals are sought from entrepreneurs developing new energy-related technologies, applications, business models, software, services, and/or energy access solutions addressing (1) Energy Efficiency and Conservation; (2) Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission Reduction; or (3) Energy Affordability and Access.

More information on the program, application process, judges, and timelines is provided in the flyer below and on our site at

Flyer with more information: The Energy Innovation Lab_2023_Final


Penn GEMS Summer Counselor Applications Open

Summer plans still up in the air? Not sure what you want to do this summer?

Join us!!!

It’s that time of year again. Penn GEMS is happening this summer: June 26 – June 30, 2023, and we need counselors.

Are you going to be in Philly June 26 – June 30? Do you like to talk to young people about engineering? Penn GEMS is looking for counselors for our Penn GEMS summer camp. From June 26-June 30, middle school students will be on campus to learn more about engineering and we need your help.

Counselors are needed from 8:30am-4:30pm each day and will be paid for their time and provided lunch.

We are looking for energetic, enthusiastic, creative and fun students who like working with preteens and teens. The middle school students who are coming to this camp really look up to you and are intrigued and excited about engineering.

Please send in your resume and complete the form below as soon as possible. A resume is required. Please upload to the Google form. Once the form is received, I will be in touch with you to set up a meeting to discuss GEMS. The email we are using for GEMS communication this year is please send any questions to that space.

For more information about the Penn GEMS program, check out: Penn GEMS

Application form: 2023 GEMS Counselor Application (


Out for Undergrad (O4U) Engineering Conference (App Due 5/7)

Out for Undergrad (O4U) Engineering Conference deadlines (all at 11:59 PM PST)
Round 1: Sunday, March 12th, 2023
Round 2: Sunday, April 9th, 2023
Round 3: Sunday, May 7th, 2023

*It is encouraged that students apply as soon as possible, as O4U Engineering has historically selected more students during Rounds 1 and 2.

The Out for Undergrad Engineering Conference will be held in person in St. Paul, MN, during October 20-22, 2023. It should be noted that this conference is geared towards serving students that identify as LGBTQ2+ and plan on pursuing a career in engineering, whether it be industry or academia. Students are admitted to attend the conference on a rolling basis. Flights, hotel, and conference costs are covered entirely by O4U.

Here is a little more about the conference: 

  • Out for Undergrad is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization designed to help high-achieving LGBTQ2+ undergrads reach their full potential.
  • LGBTQ2+ engineering students will have the opportunity to discuss being out in the engineering industry and hear from professionals who are out in their careers.
  • Students will network with LGBTQ2+ peers and professionals from top engineering companies from a wide range of industries across the country.
  • Students will have the opportunity to find LGBTQ2+ mentors in their field.
  • Sponsoring companies will recruit students for jobs and internships at the career fair and throughout the conference. Some company sponsors in the past have included: General Motors, Medtronic, Clorox, ABB, Stantec, Ecolab, Barr, university graduate programs, and more!
  • Apply here:
  • For more information, check out the conference website:

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email the O4U Engineering Admissions Team at