A 6-month educational program for African American, Latino, American Indian and other high school students of color in 10th, 11th and 12th grade interested in science, mathematics and engineering.
Using their science, technology, engineering and math skills, the students will work in teams with the guidance of WPI students to complete a hands-on project. Examples of past year’s projects include the design and construction of a robot car, implementation of a Java computer program and research regarding turning light into sound. At the end of the program, students will present their groups work in a final presentation.Tutorials
WPI students will work individually with each student to help strengthen academic weakness, develop study skills, organize homework assignments, and develop test taking strategies. This format will also allow the students to develop relationships with current college students allowing them to get a chance to discuss their worries, concerns and expectations regarding the college experience.
Classroom style sessions will be conducted on specific subjects, offered by different WPI departments. The students will learn the importance and relevance of these subjects in our daily lives (i.e. chemistry, calculus, trigonometry, algebra etc).College Advising
College Advising and Preparation
Throughout the program, a number of preparatory sessions will be conducted in order to assist the students in navigating the college application process. Sessions will include, SAT prep, college essay writing, financial aid literacy, and more.