STEM Month 2023

Celebrate STEM Month this fall: October 16 to November 10

You’re invited to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics programs with fun and engaging events. Learn about research and internship opportunities, transfer options, career areas, and more.

CHOP Research Institute Summer Scholars Program (CRISSP)

Oct. 16, 10 to 11:15 a.m. | West Building, Room W3-39
Learn more about this full-time, mentored summer research experience that provides opportunities in basic, translation, clinical, and behavioral research. You’ll learn from world-renowned faculty mentors—and get paid.

Aquaponics and Green Energy Information

Oct. 18, 12 to 1 p.m. | West Building, Room W4-27
Session
Explore aquaponics, a system where fish and plants are farmed together; solar energy production; and causes, effects and prevention of global warming.

Discovery Center Project and Student Presentations

Oct. 18, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. | West Building, Room W2-48
Discovery Center Project and Student Presentations 
Students from BIO 106 (General Biology I) will discuss their projects with the Discovery Center, data analysis, and classroom research; and BIO 241 (Principles of Microbiology) students will present their work on infectious diseases and case studies.

Chemistry Major Meet-and-Greet

Oct. 19, 1 to 2 p.m. | West Building, Room W4-22
Get to know other students in your major!

STEM Transfer Fair

Oct. 20, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Pavilion Building, Klein Cube
Meet recruiters from area institutions and learn about transfer opportunities for STEM programs.

Science Poster Session

Oct. 23 to Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. | West Building Second, Third and Fourth Floor Hallways | Northeast Regional Center First Floor
See what CCP Science students have been studying! Browse through a wide array of topical and research-based posters created by students.


UPenn Mechanobiology

Oct. 23 and 24, 2 p.m. | West Building, Room W3-65
Hear about paid research opportunities with Penn’s Center for Engineering and Mechanobiology.

Biology Fair


Oct. 24, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. | West Building, Room W3-69
Whether you’re pursuing a Biology degree or interested in the field, stop by to get information about our:

Representatives from Advising, Counseling, Financial Aid and Single Stop will also be here to answer your questions about Biology careers, courses and other resources available to you. Snacks will be provided.

Discovering Discovery Center Information Session

Oct. 24, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. | West Building, Room W3-69
Get information on the Discovery Center’s  research and science-based conservation projects, as well as educational programs offered throughout the Philadelphia area.

St. Mary Medical Center/PCOM Mentoring Program

Oct. 30, 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. | West Building, Room W4-27


Are you interested in medical school? Learn about an exciting opportunity to receive mentorship from local physicians.

Nanotech Internship Information Session


Nov. 8, 12 to 1 p.m. | West Building, Room W4-41

Hear about the advantages of this opportunity from CCP students who successfully completed this paid internship last summer, and meet representatives from Penn’s Singh Center. Learn how to apply for the 2024 summer internship!

Biology Club Presents CCP Alum Dr. Schlachterman

Nov. 17, 12 to 1 p.m. | West Building, Room W2-47
Dr. Schlachterman is the Director of Third Space Endoscopy, Therapeutic Endoscopist and Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. A Philadelphia native, Dr. Schlachterman graduated from Community College of Philadelphia, received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree from the University of the Sciences, and a medical degree from Universidad Central Del Caribe, Puerto Rico. He trained in gastroenterology for both general and advanced fellowships at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine. Dr. Schlachterman furthered his advanced training in third space endoscopy at the University of Colorado, POEM fellowship as well as training at the National Cancer Center in Tokyo, Japan focusing on endoscopic submucosal dissection. Dr. Schlachterman is a specialist for therapeutic gastroenterology with a focus on pancreatic biliary disease and organ sparing third space endoscopy procedures. 

STEM in the Community

We are excited to partner with several organizations to bring STEM learning to our CCP students. For More Information, please contact Dr. Linda Powell, Joe Noyes, Beena Patel or Abeer Hudaihed