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Jump Start

Jump Start is a four-week virtual summer program at University Park that focuses on math and physics preparation for engineering students. The program is designed for engineering students who have completed one or more semesters at a Penn State campus and plan to enroll in Math 141, Math 250, Math 251, or Physics 212 in the fall semester.

Our academic focus

  • Participants will attend one course (Math 141 or Physics 212) Monday through Friday.
  • Participants will attend a course evening facilitation (group study) Monday through Thursday.
  • Participants will attend a weekly professional development seminar on Friday.

Why participate?

The benefits to participating in Jump Start include the following opportunities:

  • Opportunity to improve your academic performance
  • Access to peer mentoring
  • Stipend upon full participation and completion of the program
  • Meet other students in engineering and create a network of support
  • Attend a weekly professional development seminar
  • Become familiar with resources in the College of Engineering and University Park


There is no cost associated with this program for participants.



Founded to serve students from groups underrepresented in engineering, the Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion assists College of Engineering students, faculty, and staff with equity and inclusion engagement. The center leads the implementation of evidence-based best practices to support student belonging and degree attainment, while also encouraging involvement with justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion programs and organizations. All are welcome!

Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion

College of Engineering

112 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4287