Reaching High

Make a difference at WPI this year while exploring engineering.

Reaching High is a program for women who are sophomores and juniors in high school. The program is an opportunity to explore engineering and the engineering design process while working with a real customer from the Worcester community. See how engineers can change lives by providing solutions to many of life’s challenging problems.

High school women will work in teams of 5 to 8 with WPI undergraduate women to complete a service learning engineering design project for a non-profit organization in Worcester. Potential projects include:

  • Creating an all Persons-Accessible Water Programs for Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Design and Construction of a Mobile Donation Unit for ReStore
  • Working with Habitat for Humanity to Improve Homes for People with Disabilities

Participants and undergraduate mentors will meet for a kick-off meeting on Sunday, November 11, 2012 from 12-5 PM. After the kick-off meeting, teams will meet approximately 4-5 more times throughout the course of the academic year to visit project sponsors and complete their project. Students are asked to commit to at least 30 hours of participation.

There is no charge for this program, however students are expected to provide their own transportation to and from the WPI campus.

We are looking for a creative, innovative group of young women who want to explore engineering and make a difference while they are doing it. Prior knowledge of engineering is not required.

Registration for the Reaching High program is now closed.  

*Can you commit to at least 30 hours of meeting time during this academic year?
 
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Reaching High Kick-Off Event

Reaching High will host a kick-off event on Sunday, November 11, 2012 from 12 PM to 5 PM in the Campus Center at WPI