The Engineering Summer Academy at Penn (ESAP) offers rigorous, intensive, and fun three-week courses for rising high school sophomores to seniors in six subject areas: Biotechnology, Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Nanotechnology, Networks, and Robotics. Find out more about our program here!
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ESAP will be converted to an online format for summer 2021. As a result, the following courses have been cancelled:
- Prepare for ESAP classes as directed by the course instructor(s)
- Assist course instructor(s) during classes and lab; organize extra study and lab sessions (as necessary); be generally available for extra help outside of class
- Work with the program director to plan and implement virtual social activities
- Ensure that students adhere to all program rules and regulations (academic and conduct codes).
All SEAS undergraduates in good academic standing are eligible to apply, including those graduating in May 2021. Some coursework or other expertise in the program area to which they are applying is required, (see below). Prior experience as a TA or in leadership roles are a plus. Graduate students are also welcome to apply.
To best assist the students in the classroom, unless a course is noted as “required,” it is recommended that eligible applicants have taken at least one of the following courses (the more, the better!).
COMPUTER GRAPHICS: CIS 110 (required), CIS 120, 121; FNAR 235, 236, 264
COMPUTER SCIENCE: CIS 120 (required); some knowledge of Python (desirable)
COMPLEX NETWORKS: NETS 312
NANOTECHNOLOGY: CHEM 102/054, PHYS 141 or 151, ESE 218/336, EAS 210, CBE 150
Three weeks as full time members of the ESAP staff, plus additional hours for program prep and wrap-up:
Program start: Monday, July 12th
Program end: Saturday, July 30th
During the program, TAs are on duty during lecture, lab, and office hours. Additional time may be spent planning and hosting virtual social events for the students. TAs may not have other jobs or commitments during the program period, including Summer Session classes.
RTAs will be paid a total stipend of $17/hr (pre-tax).
Please complete the application via the Google form below:
The application deadline is Friday, February 26th.
In addition, please upload your resume to the Google form (pdf format only) using the following format: