Science Summer Camp for All

Underrepresented students from Boston, Worcester, and Southbridge middle schools experienced WPI's state-of-the-art robotics, science, engineering, and mathematics programs during the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Science Summer Camp, which the university hosted for the first time. The two-week residential camp promoted future careers in the STEM fields.

"WPI is honored to be selected this year as one of 11 new institutions to provide this program to students who may not otherwise have an opportunity to participate in such an intensive academic camp that encourages participants to pursue technical and science careers," says Nicole Bradford, WPI's director of diversity programs.

Bernard Harris, a former NASA astronaut and the first African American to walk in space, created the camps four years ago, with support from ExxonMobil. More than 1,500 students across the country took part in this year's camps.

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