The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia recently
announced that it will become the sixth institute to partner with Level Playing
Field Institute. Founded in 2001, LPFI delivers the Summer Math and Science
Honors (SMASH) program, a free, three-year, residential college preparatory program
for high school students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.
Students begin the program the summer after their freshman years and continue
to attend five-week sessions each summer through their senior years.
The first to be hosted at a business school, the SMASH program at Wharton
will enroll students in science, tech, and math classes, as well as in foundational
business courses in subjects such as statistics, economics, and marketing, to
prepare them to pursue tech entrepreneurship.
The other five LPFI partners include the University of California, Berkeley; the
University of California, Los Angeles; the University of California, Davis; Stanford
University in California; and Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.
To learn more about SMASH, visit www.lpfi.org/smash.