Housed within the new Temple Center for Inclusive Competitiveness, our award winning STEM program for middle school and high school students promotes diversity, ingenuity and invention in afterschool clubs and programs statewide. 

The program is hosted and supported by Temple University’s College of Engineering and is open to any K-12 school recognized by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Clubs of homeschooled students are also welcome to participate.

In addition, in 2017, Philadelphia hosted this high level competition which showcases the best of MESA National Engineering Design Competition (NEDC) teams. These teams use their critical thinking, creativity, and teamwork to deliver an engineering-based solution to a heart warming challenge.

Please check back for updates or visit the MESA Pennsylvania website for details.

Computer Science/Technology Entrepreneurship

Students in grades 6-12 are introduced to one of the most exciting, in demand career options in the world—learning how to write computer programs for game development. This popular, rigorous and fun Saturday Academy is offered twice per year in the fall and spring. Our amazing instructors teach students how to analyze, design and develop games, mobile apps or digital media that can be brought to market.  


We also partner with a variety of additional stakeholders to round out the STEM offerings available, including:

  • Million Women Mentors in STEM
  • STEMconnector®
  • School Districts of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh