Programs & Student Groups

The BE labs hosts and welcomes many programs and student groups. If your group is interested in using the lab, please reach out to the lab staff.

Access Engineering

Access Engineering is a free student run hands-on engineering enrichment program at the University of Pennsylvania for talented Philadelphia high school students. This program is run by undergraduates. More information can be found at

Penn iGEM

The Penn iGEM team was founded in 2012 by Michael Magaraci (BE & Wh 2013, GrBE 2020) and Avin Veerakumar (BE & Wh 2013) and won the national competition in 2013. Since then, iGEM's projects have either won the national competition or published a paper for their work. Our lab is honored to be able to host the team. For more information, please reach out to the Lab Staff.

Penn Adapt

Penn Adapt seeks to design low-cost medical tools to help those in need. More information can be found at their website:

Rothberg Catalyzer Makerthon

This med-tech Makerthon, powered by Penn Health-Tech, takes place every year bringing students from across the campus together on developing the next big medical device. More information can be found on their website: