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Engineers on the Go (virtual)

This is a half-day program that exposes girls and boys to engineering through learning sessions and hands-on activities led by WPI undergraduate mentors. Students will rotate virtually through four stations, exploring what engineers do and the different types of engineering that exist. For more information, please contact the Office of Pre-collegiate Outreach Programs by email at pop@wpi.edu or by phone at 508-831-4900.

Grades: Grades 3 - 5
Date: February 15, 2021  Hours: 9:00-11:00am EST (Please note: Due to limited space, participants may only sign up for one of the February vacation week programs)
Date: February 16, 2021  Hours: 1:00-3:00pm EST (Please note: Due to limited space, participants may only sign up for one of the February vacation week programs)
Technology Needed: Internet Connection and Computer/Tablet
Cost: Free 

Registration Opens: January 4, 2021 at 9:00am

 

Geek is Glam

Have you ever wondered, “How does that work?” or thought to yourself, “I could build that!” Explore, experience and experiment, not for a grade, but for fun! Meet talented women and experience exciting opportunities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Discover how you can make a difference in the world.

This is a one-day STEM exploration event on a Saturday in October 2021.  This program is through the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts for Girl Scouts in Grades 4-8.  Please see the Geek is Glam website for registration details..  If you have any questions about our Geek is Glam event please email us at info@gscwm.org

 

Girls Robotics Team

The Girls Robotics Team will offer girls in grades 3-5 an opportunity to explore and discover what robotics is all about. Girls will work together in teams to build and program robots. This program will provide a safe space for the girls to succeed, and grow their confidence and abilities together.  For more information, please contact the Office of Pre-collegiate Outreach Programs by email at pop@wpi.edu or by phone at 508-831-4900.

The next session will run in the 2021-2022 school year.

 

Introduce A Girl To Engineering (virtual)

This is a half-day program exposes girls to engineering through learning sessions and hands-on activities led by WPI undergraduate mentors. Students will rotate virtually through four stations, exploring what engineers do and the different types of engineering that exist. For more information, please contact the Office of Pre-collegiate Outreach Programs by email at pop@wpi.edu or by phone at 508-831-4900.

Grades: Grades 3 - 5
Date: February 15, 2021  Hours: 1:00-3:00pm EST (Please note: Due to limited space, participants may only sign up for one of the February vacation week programs)
Date: February 16, 2021  Hours: 9:00-11:00am EST (Please note: Due to limited space, participants may only sign up for one of the February vacation week programs)
Technology Needed: Internet Connection and Computer/Tablet
Cost: Free 

Registration Opens: January 4, 2021 at 9:00am

Tech Kids (virtual)

Buildings and structures, space, robotics, and electricity…these are just a few of the topics that participants will have the opportunity to explore in this program! This is a 4-week program that focuses on a different STEM disciplines. Each week, students will take part in a learning module and hands-on activities that promote creativity, problem solving, and teamwork. Materials will be supplied for porch pick-up at WPI. This program is funded through a grant and is only open to Worcester Public School students.  For more information, please contact the Office of Pre-collegiate Outreach Programs by email at pop@wpi.edu or by phone at 508-831-4900.

Grades: Grades 5 & 6 
Dates: Feb 2 - Feb 23, 2021 (This session will have the same curriculum as the Fall 2020 Tech Kids)
Hours: Tuesdays, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Technology Needed: Internet Connection, Computer/Tablet, and Webcam
Cost: This section of Tech Kids is funded by a grant and is free and only available to Worcester Public School students.
Registration: Opens at 9:00 am EST on Monday, November 30, 2020

Grades: Grades 5 & 6
Dates: March 16 to April 6, 2021 (New curriculum)  
Hours: Tuesdays, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Technology Needed: Internet Connection and Computer/Tablet
Cost: $150 (fee is non-refundable).  Need-based financial assistance is available.
Registration: Opens at 9:00 am EST on Monday, November 30, 2020

TouchTomorrow

TouchTomorrow is a family-friendly festival of hands-on technology and exhibits for all ages. This annual event, typically held on the WPI campus in June, will be held virtually in 2021. Please check back soon for more information.