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. Our lab is honored to provide space and resources for the group. More information can be found at https://accessengineering.seas.upenn.edu

Engineering Summer Academy at Penn (ESAP)

ESAP (Engineering Summer Academy at Penn) is a 3 week summer camp for high school students in various Engineering fields. Our lab is excited to regularly host the Biotech program. More information can be found at https://esap.seas.upenn.edu/

Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science (GEMS)

GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science) is a week long summer camp for girls in middle school. Our lab enjoys hosting GEMS every year by providing resources and lab modules for the program. More information can be found at https://gems.seas.upenn.edu/

Penn Adapt

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

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.

Pre-Freshman Program (PFP)

The Pre-Freshman Program (PFP) is a rigorous four-week summer program preceding New Student Orientation. Our lab hosts the Introduction to Engineering program. More information can be found here: https://penncap.vpse.upenn.edu/prefreshman/

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: https://www.catalyzeratpenn.com.