Real Outreach Experiences:

Global Biomedical Service Program

Joan José Martínez (Alumnus, Class of 2009)
PhD Student, Bioengineering, University of Utah

"While at Penn, I participated in the Global Biomedical Service Program (GBS), a program Penn has in conjunction with Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  We learn a lot of theory in the classroom, but it is a program like GBS that really forces you to see how what we're learning is important."

SEAS Outreach Opportunities

Inspire and Challenge BE Students

Learning Beyond the Classroom, Near and Far

Saul High School Biogas DigesterWhen it comes to outreach, Bioengineering students are among the most active in the school.  Our students take advantage of the school's many programs to serve, from providing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) outreach activities at the University and in Philadelphia area schools, to serving the needs of communities in Honduras, Cameroon and China using their technological and engineering knowledge.

This hands-on learning and discovery changes, informs, and stretches students in unexpected ways. They return inspired to pursue careers in international public health, research, medical devices and entrepreneurship.  To find out more, please email Megan Doherty, in the Office of Academic Programs.

Local Activities

Local outreach activities in which the engineering school engages our students include CommuniTech, the Summer Academy in Applied Science & Technology (SAAST), Girls in Engineering Math & Science (GEMS), and Engineering Without Borders (EWB) local projects. Learn more...

Global Activities

Global outreach activities offered by the school's Academic Program Office include the Global Biomedical Service Program (GBS) and Engineers Without Borders (EWB) international projects. Learn more...