The Penn Compact in Action
The Rachleff Scholars program attracts extraordinary engineering students, infuses them with a passion for creative careers and teaches them how to make real contributions to their fields of choice.
The program, made possible by a gift from University Trustee and Chair of the SEAS Board of Overseers Andy Rachleff, W'80, and his wife, Debbie, encompasses honors and graduate-level courses that show students how to develop their own projects and establish their own unique research interests. It also includes a summer research experience with a Penn faculty member, and advising and faculty support.
"We want to build up a strong community of undergraduate scholars and researchers at SEAS, many of whom will serve as role models for the larger population of students," says program director Jan Van der Spiegel. "And ultimately, we hope to motivate and excite young minds at SEAS to pursue research careers in engineering."
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The Penn Compact
The Penn Compact embodies Penn's vision for making our University both a global leader in teaching, research, and professional practice, as well as a dynamic agent of social, economic, and civic progress.