Launch

Grade Level:  Entering 9-10
Cost: $595* (commuter) or $975 (residential)
August 3-7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (commuter); August 2-7 (residential)
Registration: Available February 2015
*Additional charge applies for the Engineering Technology section

Use state-of-the-art research and technology to find solutions to current problems in a variety of scientific fields.  Choose from one of the following tracks:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry/Biochemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering Technology
  • Environmental Modeling
  • Interactive Media & Game Design
  • Intro to Computer-Aided Design
  • Robotics

Make this Summer Challenging, Creative, and Fun!

Spend your days working with WPI’s world-renowned faculty on current problems and challenges in biology, chemistry/biochemistry, computer science, engineering technology, interactive media and game development, or robotics. Learn more about these areas of study...

You’ll attend workshops and perform lab work in your chosen field of study and use state-of-the-art experimental, analytical, and computer technology to complete projects and assemble your findings.

WPI offers an exciting option for Launch participants– a residential component allows students to reside in WPI residence halls during the duration of the program. Please see details on commuter and residential options below. Participants can choose a commuter or a residential option*.

Residential participants will stay in the WPI residence halls and dine in the main dining hall, providing a true college experience. All meals (excluding Sunday and Friday evening) are provided for residential students. Program assistants (WPI undergraduate students) will stay with the students from the end of the day (4:00 p.m.) until the start of the program the next morning.  Residential students will attend staff supervised evening activities and will be in their residence halls by 10:00 p.m. with a lights out time of 10:30 p.m.  Residential students will be asked to arrive on campus, Sunday August 2, 2015 between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. and will be asked to move out of their residence halls by 5:00pm on Friday, August 78, 2015.

Commuter participants will attend Launch Monday-Friday, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  WPI will allow commuter students to arrive no earlier than 8:00 a.m. and depart campus no later than 5:00 p.m.  Drop-off and pick-up of commuter students will be monitored. Lunch is included in registration fee for commuter participants.

*WPI reserves the right to cancel the residential portion of the program if participation is less than 25 students. 

Programs fill quickly, so make sure to reserve your space.

 
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Contact the
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Bartlett Center
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280
Phone: +1-508-831-5286
Fax: +1-508-831-5875
launch@wpi.edu  

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