K-12 Outreach Programs

What do many game developers, aerospace engineers, and cryptographers have in common? They developed a love of mathematics at an early age.

WPI is dedicated to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education long before students enter college. As young as seventh grade, students who show an interest and aptitude for mathematics have a unique opportunity to participate in programs sponsored by the Mathematical Sciences department. While on campus, young people get to explore new concepts and applications in mathematics with imaginative projects, as well as learn about the numerous rewarding and lucrative career paths open to mathematicians.

Below are the mathematics-related programs offered at WPI to middle and high school students.

Math Invitational Meet

Each year, nearly 100 high schools send students to WPI to participate in the annual Math Meet. This event provides an opportunity to encourage high school students to consider mathematics, science, engineering and management as career options. The students battle both in teams and individually where they compete for over $100,000 in WPI scholarships. Learn more… 


A Master’s degree for Middle & High School Mathematics Teachers

The demands of teaching mathematics today are very different than they were as recently as 10 or 15 years ago, from new state requirements to rapidly advancing technology. Learn how teachers can stay current.

WPI Advanced Mathematics Program

A day program for students entering grades 7-9 talented in the mathematical sciences, participants explore new concepts and challenge themselves with new applications. Sessions include combinatorics, basic probability, algebra, and geometry. Each year, from September through May, participants return for one Saturday each month to explore advanced topics in mathematics and continue their studies. Learn more… 

Frontiers

Frontiers is a residential, research, and learning experience that challenges upcoming junior and seniors in high school through an exploration of the outer limits of mathematics, science, and engineering using state-of-the-art technology. Divided into two sessions in the summer, projects may include any of the engineering fields, biology/biotechnology, chemistry/biochemistry, computer science, environmental & sustainability studies, interactive media & game development, mathematics, robotics, or physics. Learn more…