Engaging With Our Community

“Big societal challenges require engineering methodologies and solutions. It is important for our students to be engaged with our community, learn about their challenges, and apply their engineering mindset and training to solve these problems.”

Vijay Kumar
Professor and Nemirovsky Dean
Penn Engineering



PESTLE Orientation

Online Orientations were held on September 26 and September 28. If you were unable to attend you will be able to access the recording soon in October.

Students that plan to engage in Penn Engineering Sponsored Service Events are required to attend the online event or view the recording and comlplete a short quiz.

Clearances Office Hours

Virtual Clearance Office Hours for those students volunteering with minors will be available:
- October 7th, 1:30PM-2:30PM, (Sign up by October 5, 2022)
- October 28th, 1:30PM-2:30PM (Sign up by October 25, 2022)

Sign up by the deadline.


TechCore2 is a program in West Philadelphia with a goal to create a viable, flexible and sustainable technology training and certification pipeline for Philadelphia Youth.

Offers coding classes on Saturdays. Find out more on our Engagement Opportunities page!

Civic House

A dynamic on-campus community engagement hub. With opportunities via student groups, Alternative Spring Break, and Civic Scholars.

Netter Center

Penn has a lot to offer and volunteering is no exception. The Netter Center offers great opportunities for all Penn students. We have partnered with them to curate a list of opportunities with STEM in mind on our Engagement Opportunities page.

You can also visit the Netter Center page to see the robust list of opportunities they offer and how to get involved.