The 2023 Cohort

The 2022 Cohort

Graduate Panel

Graduate student panel talk about the life and expectations of a typical grad student.

Lunch Meet & Greet

Students met with University of Pennsylvania researchers during a networking lunch.

Research Presentations

Penn faculty discuss their research and answer questions.

Application Process

Faculty and administrators discuss the application process.

Diversity Equity Engagement at Penn in STEM, or DEEPenn STEM, is a graduate school preview event designed and dedicated to increasing the diversity in the representation of students pursuing post-baccalaureate graduate degrees in STEM-related disciplines.


Timeline & Agenda


About Us

Participants will:

Learn the “Penn roadmap to graduate school in STEM” 

(i.e. why get a PhD, how to choose a school and program, how to prepare a competitive application)

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DEEPennSTEM 2022 event, with college students talking to mentor

Learn about life as a graduate student at Penn by networking  with current students, post-doctoral scholars, staff, and distinguished faculty in STEM.

Get a look at the innovative and collaborative communities across research teams and STEM programs at Penn.

DEEPennSTEM event 10.8.22 image of people talking around a poster

The most inspiring and emotional moment of my experience was being told that I was wanted at UPenn. I had begun doubting my ability to succeed but talking to graduate students and professors about their research and engaging in stimulating discussions about it convinced me that I was prepared and ready to take on this new challenge.

– Kary Cabrera, 2022 DEEPenn STEM Participant

I learned so much about the graduate school process, and I’m excited to utilize those skills once I begin applying.

– Deborah Coffy, 2022 DEEPenn STEM Participant

Highly recommend!! It was a great opportunity to learn about their graduate programs, network, meet up with some old science friends, and make new ones too.

– Trinity Obiorah, 2022 DEEPenn STEM Participant

The DEEPenn STEM program inspired me to make the decision to pursue a Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences, and I am so excited to continue working towards that goal!

– Aliyah Webster, 2022 DEEPenn STEM Participant

Check out the 2023 Event

Sponsored by:

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