Engagement Opportunities

PESTLE Virtual Orientation – September 26 and September 28 at 2PM.  Find out more info here: https://pestle.seas.upenn.edu/pestle-info-sessions-and-orientations-2/

 

Jump to: Semester and Year-Long Opportunities | One-time Events

Semester-long and year-long opportunities:

Category Name Topic Skills/ Notes Time Commitment Primary Contact and Email Affiliation/ Connections Dates Active
Penn Partner Sponsored Moelis Access Science Math, Science Tutoring Ability, Flexibility with subject in STEM Largely self-regulated, come when you can Richard Carter; carterri@sas.upenn.edu Netter Center STEM Activity

Access Engineering, USABE, NSBE, SWE, SHPE

During the school year
Penn Partner Sponsored Pipeline Program for Public Health Public health, anatomy, biology Tutoring, mentorship 5 – 10 hours/week Richard Carter; carterri@sas.upenn.edu Netter Center STEM Activity Year round
Penn Partner Sponsored Netter Center Evaluation Team Data science, statistics programming, dealing with “real world”/messy data Flexible; 5hrs/week Katey Givan; givan@sas.upenn.edu Netter Center STEM Activity

WICS, CS

Year round
Penn Partner Sponsored Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative Nutrition, public health Bureaucratic navigation (SNAP benefits, etc), teaching Evening hours; largely self-regulated Katey Givan; givan@sas.upenn.edu Netter Center Year round
Student Organization Led Access Engineering Lessons Weekly Engineering Lessons Open to members of the organization only.  Teach West Philadelphia high school students through interactive labs 3 hours/ week Jocelyn Chin;

jocechin@seas.upenn.edu

Note: Student clearances required.

Year round
Student Organization Led Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Mentorship Open to Latinx students in STEM. Mentor Middle and High School students 4 hours / 2-4 times a semester Isabel Gutierrez;

isabelmg@seas.upenn.edu

Semesterly
Student Organization Led Science Olympiad at the University of Pennsylvania Urban Initiative Mentorship; Team Teach Volunteers lead the activities with students and teacher partners during school-day and after-school programs, depending on the site and the subject. Our outreach includes directly mentoring the Science Olympiad team at the Philadelphia High School for Girls Once a week for 2-4 hours a week.  Time includes hands on teaching/ mentoring and participating in weekly curriculum planning. Brian Lee: leebn@sas.upenn.edu

 

Christina Kim: csykim22@seas.upenn.edu

All grad and undergrads welcome.  Looking for 2+ volunteers.

Note: Clearances required

Philadelphia High School for Girls During the school year
Penn Engineering Sponsored/PESTLE Community Partner Philadelphia Auto and Parole (ongoing; 6 visits rotation) Automotive Services Must have prior automotive experience Possibly six (6) site visits in every other week rotation; 1 hour – 1 ½ hour commitment.

Days vary dependent on student availability

Jermaine Womack

phillysautoandparole@yahoo.com

Penn Engineering Sponsored/PESTLE Community Partner TechCore2-Coding Classes Programming for K-12 grades Team teaching coding program 9/24/22 (for 8 Saturdays) Joel Wilson

info@techcore2.org

Penn Engineering Sponsored/PESTLE Community Partner Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation

(Drop-In/ One Time and can become ongoing)

Food distribution to a majority Chinese-speaking population Lifting boxes and setting up tables

Being able to speak any of the Chinese dialects is a plus

Proof of COVID Vaccination

 

Fridays 11AM-2PM

 

Rosaline Yang

ryang@chinatown-pcdc.org

Penn Engineering Sponsored/PESTLE Community Partner Frontline Dad’s Community engagement with multiple opportunities

Food distribution (multiple sites) (drop-in ; can made into ongoing opportunity, committing to go to at least 3 individual voluntary sessions

STEM Tutoring (ongoing opportunity; clearances required)

Operations Safe Corridor (early morning requirement; drop-in primary, but can be made ongoing; clearances required)

 

Criminal background check, FBI finger printing, child abuse clearance (Needed for STEM tutoring) TBD by service program selected Ruben Jones

frontlinedads@aol.com

sign up link here

Penn Engineering Sponsored/PESTLE Community Partner Friend’s Central School Center for Innovation and Design (STEAM Center) Robotics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science 

(clearances required)

Friends‘ Central School is looking for Penn Engineering undergraduates to help mentor high school students in any field of engineering and/or robotics. Volunteers would have the opportunity to develop project based curricula using various equipment in our newly built Center for Innovation and Design STEAM Center.  2-3 hours per week  Matthew Schoifet mschoifet@friendscentral.org  Friends‘ Central School Semester long

 

One-time Events:

Category Name Topic Skills/ Notes Time Commitment Primary Contact and Email Possible Connections Dates Active
Netter STEM Activities Moelis Access Science Math, Science Tutoring Ability, Flexibility with subject in STEM Largely self-regulated, come when you can Richard Carter; carterri@sas.upenn.edu Netter Center STEM Activity

Access Engineering, USABE, NSBE, SWE, SHPE

During the school year
Student Organization Led Alpha Omega Epsilon Cards for Ronald McDonald House Students design and write encouraging notes on handmade cards to benefitting families in residence and those joining.

Open to members of the oganization only

2 hours Erika Ravitch; eravitch@sas.upenn.edu Once a semester
Student Organization Led Penn Society of Women Engineers Girls in Engineering and Related Sciences (GEARS) Day. High school girls to learn about engineering. Penn student volunteers are needed to help facilitate the event, whether in person and virtual. Full Day (6-8 hours) Olivia Unger; oliviau@seas.upenn.edu Once a year
Student Organization Led Penn Society of Women Engineers High School Shadowing Day Mentorship.

Open to Penn Engineering Undergrads only.

 

High school girls in the surrounding Philly area shadow a woman engineering student for half a day to see what engineering school and life is all about.

4 hours Olivia Unger; oliviau@seas.upenn.edu

Note: Clearances Required

Once a year
Student Organization Led Theta Tau MANNA (Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance) Volunteering Open to members of the organization and others that want to volunteer.

Volunteers complete tasks such as chopping vegetables, cooking and baking, prepping and packaging, delivering meals to clients, and providing assistance with MANNA’s events and community outreach.

Volunteer for 3 hours shifts Amy Guo ; amyguo@seas.upenn.edu Once a semester
Penn Engineering Sponsored/PESTLE Community Partner People Advancing Reintegration (PAR) Recycle Works Electronic Recycling Open to any Penn Engineering Student 3-4 hrs. weekly on Saturdays Maurice Jones; mqjones@par-recycleworks.org During the semester
Penn Engineering Sponsored/PESTLE Community Partner  

MANNA (One-Time/ Drop-In; can flip to ongoing if student wants)

Food preparation in an industrial kitchen

 

Packing trays in an industrial kitchen

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

Monday: 7-10AM, 10AM-1PM, 1-4PM, 5-8PM

Tuesday: 7-10AM, 10AM-1PM, 1-4PM

Friday: 7-10AM, 10AM-1PM

Location: 420 N. 20th Street

 volunteers@mannapa.org
Penn Engineering Sponsored/PESTLE Community Partner Frontline Dad’s Food distribution (multiple sites) (drop-in ; can made into ongoing opportunity, committing to go to at least 3 individual voluntary sessions Criminal background check, FBI finger printing, child abuse clearance (Needed for STEM tutoring) TBD by service program selected Ruben Jones

frontlinedads@aol.com

sign up link here

Student Organization Led Penn Leads the Vote National Voter Registration Day help setting up/taking down the event, tabling, ticketing, and encouraging fellow students to register to vote September 20th from 11 am to 3 pm

College Green registering voters

Sign up link

pennvotes@upenn.edu 

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