EAGLE STEM Mentorship Program

EAGLE is a four-year program exclusively for young high school women that takes students with a strong interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), and presents them with challenges in a hands-on and fun team setting. 

Opportunities in the program include: 
- Building a STEM resume before graduating  high school 
- Working alongside professionals in Science, Engineering, Environmental Education and the Navy 
- Potential for STEM advancement with local colleges and universities, STEM field trips, scholarship opportunities, internships and Navy co-ops. 

The program will present different opportunities each year: 

Freshmen begin with the SeaPerch Underwater Robotics Competition where new skills will be learned in electrical engineering (measuring and cutting pipe, soldering and circuitry, wiring, tool safety, engineering design spiral). Required to participate on Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., October to May.

Sophomores proceed to the next chapter, our SAILOR STEM Boatbuilding Program, where working together takes place through the use of physics, engineering and math skills to build a whole wooden boat from start to finish during the school year. Required to participate on Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., October to June. 

Juniors continue on to learn the fundamentals of land-based robotics including computer programming, 3-D printing, design, CAD, and robotic construction. Required to participate on Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., October to June. 

Seniors advance to the final chapter of their EAGLE journey by taking on the ultimate challenge of combining all past knowledge acquired over the last three years and putting it to use in the VEX Robotics FIRST Robotics Tech Challenge Competition. Students will design, program, and construct a land-based robot with a specific purpose to meet the goals of the competition. Required to participate on Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., October to April. 

EAGLE Locations:

Freshmen and sophomores will meet at Independence Seaport Museum after school under the direction of Museum mentors. Independence Seaport Museum is located on the Penn's Landing waterfront at 211 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106. 

Juniors and seniors will meet at the Naval Base in Northeast Philadelphia under the direction of NAVSUP-WSS Engineers, Navy Officers, and mentors at 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111. 

For more information, contact Joy Ude, STEAM Educator at Jude@phillyseaport.org or 215-416-8664.