Jump Start


University Park Campus

The Math and Physics Summer Jump Start program is a four-week summer bridge program at the University Park campus. This program is designed to support the academic success of current students who are in entrance-to-major classes for an engineering major and to graduate with an engineering degree. The Math and Physics Summer Jump Start program is designed for engineering students who have completed one or more semesters at either a Commonwealth Campus or University Park and are enrolled in Calculus II (Math 141), Ordinary Differential Equations (Math 250), Physics I (Physics 211), and/or Physics II (Physics 212) this coming fall semester. Students who have participated in other intensive summer bridge programs for incoming students have historically performed at a higher academic level resulting in a higher GPA compared to those who did not participate.

A Closer Look

From Previous Participants

I had a great time at the Jump Start program. I feel prepared for math and physics. – Morgan

I think that the Jump Start program is a great program. At the beginning of the semester, I was able to understand math and physics much easier because of Jump Start. – Edmund

Attending the Jump Start was very helpful for me because it helped me understands some of the concepts I learnt early on during Physics 212 and Math 141, and allowed me to perform well at the beginning of the fall semester. It was very beneficial and a program that I would recommend to other young engineering students, and hope that it continues for many years to come. – Justin

Participants will attend math and physics classes Monday to Friday, live on the University Park campus in a residence hall, and eat meals in the dining commons. The program includes the opportunity to meet other students who are interested in engineering, attend professional development and college skills workshops, tour labs on the University Park campus, attend a field trip to a corporate engineering company, and enjoy social activities on the weekends.

Jump Start previews:

  • Math 141 or Math 250
  • Physics 211 or Physics 212
  • Why Do It?

    The benefits to participating in Jump Start include:

    • Meet other students interested in engineering
    • Attend professional development and college skills workshops
    • Attend campus tours and social activities
    • Visit a corporate engineering company
    • Free housing and meals at University Park campus
    • Stipend of $200, upon completion


    There is no cost to the participants associated with the program.