The ODEI Opportunities Portal serves as a resource for current Penn students, researchers, faculty, and staff; connecting our community to research, employment, scholarship, and other opportunities from Penn, our partners, and beyond.
Lists student groups and organizations for Penn Engineering Students
Founded in 1992, the Netter Center creates mutually beneficial partnerships between Penn, West Philadelphia, and Philadelphia at large.
A student hub for civic engagement, promoting collaboration between Penn and Philadelphia nonprofits
Committed to identifying opportunities for connection and progress in the three areas of Penn’s ongoing mission – Inclusion, Innovation, and Impact. SEC leads programs and initiatives that promote and support communication, collaboration, research, and innovative programming within the Penn community that deepen awareness and help to advance the university’s mission of fostering social equity, diversity, and inclusion.
The Penn Farm, which originated through the Penn Food and Wellness Collaborative (PFWC), is a unique, multidisciplinary program that engages stakeholders from across the Penn community around four central pillars of wellness, food access, sustainability, and education. Wellness at Penn, Penn’s Center for Public Health, and Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES) joined together to establish the PFWC in 2019. FRES provides expertise in planning, land stewardship, design, operations, and maintenance. Penn Farm is Penn’s first and only on-campus farm. Each year, the farm grows thousands of pounds of organic produce to support food access initiatives and hosts a wide variety of programming including research, internships, class visits, courses, workshops, volunteer opportunities, and events.
Penn Engineering Community Partners
Focused on developing a technology pipeline program for urban youth – teaching middle school and high school students. Currently working in partnership with Overbrook High School students via Workforce Readiness Program (WRP). Learn more about this program here
MANNA uses nutrition to improve health for people with serious illnesses who need nourishment to heal. By providing medically tailored meals and nutrition education, we empower people to improve their health and quality of life.
Frontline Dads, Inc. is a mentoring program for youth with potential, aged 12-17, who come from challenged backgrounds and aspire to greatness. Frontline Dads provides leadership development training and comprehensive support for young people with dreams , drive, and a desire to succeed. They raise the bar of expectations by setting excellence as the standard. They serve youth with the purpose of preparing their young people to replace them and continue the cycle of giving back. Mentees of today, are the leaders of tomorrow!
Friends’ Central School in Wynnewood, PA is looking for student volunteers who would be interested in mentoring our FIRST Robotics Team, The Earthquakers #9094. Our second-year team consists of 25 students in grades 9 to 12 who are highly interested in learning engineering, design, and business skills pertaining to running a robotics program. We host our team in our newly constructed Center for Innovation and Design maker space where students have access to a ShopBot CNC desktop router, Ultimaker and Prusa 3D printers, Formlabs SLA printer, Glowforge laser cutters, Wazer waterjet cutter, and traditional machine or woodshop equipment. Volunteers would work alongside two Friends’ Central teachers and three other adult professional mentors to help develop engaging programming that teaches relevant skills in the areas of 3D design and CAD, programming, machining, marketing, and outreach.