October 11-13, 2024

Applications for the 2024 cohort are now being accepted.

2024 Application

The deadline to apply is May 24, 2024 (11:59pm ET)

Diversity Equity Engagement at Penn in STEM (DEEPenn STEM) is an in-person opportunity for undergraduate students to visit the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) to learn about STEM-related graduate programs, the graduate school admissions process, career options in STEM, and identify prospective mentors. This 3-day preview event will consist of informative workshops, research talks from Penn faculty members, and opportunities to network 1-on-1 with Penn professors, staff, graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.  Participants will receive comprehensive information about STEM graduate programs and be connected to vital resources.

DEEPenn STEM is a thoughtfully curated event for undergraduate students who are pursuing a degree in a STEM field (ex: biology, chemistry, engineering, computer science, etc.).  It is specifically tailored to individuals who may have limited access to information about graduate school opportunities and the application process.

Students from communities and backgrounds underrepresented in STEM are strongly encouraged to apply.

The application submission is free, and if you are selected to participate, your travel and lodging expenses will be covered by the University of Pennsylvania, subject to approval of funds.

This year, the program will focus on PhD programs of the following schools:

  • Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM)
  • School of Arts & Sciences (SAS)
  • School of Engineering & Applied Science (SEAS)
  • School of Nursing (Penn Nursing)
  • School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Identify as an individual coming from a disadvantaged background, characterized by limited access to information and resources related to graduate school opportunities and the application process
  • Current undergraduate status of freshman, sophomore, junior (note, post-baccalaureate and/or graduate students are not eligible to apply)
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate program & pursuing a degree in a STEM-related area (i.e. science, technology, engineering, mathematics) at institutions in the US or US territories
  • Desire to continue building upon what you’ve learned in undergrad
  • Interested in pursuing a MS, MA, and/or PhD degree in a STEM or STEM-related discipline
  • Interested in exploring possibilities for ongoing personal and professional development post-graduation via advanced degree programs