High School

Spend your afternoons and weekends with STEM!

Have a student interested in engineering?
How about video design?
Or maybe working with electrical engineering?

Continue your child's exploration of Science and Engineering with our weekend and after school programs below!

Location: 20 Trowbridge Road
Phone: 508-831-4900
Fax: 508-831-5188

Women's Research And Mentorship Program

This program is for young women who are interested in exploring STEM research with positive, female role models. Each research/mentoring team will include two high school students, one undergraduate student, and one graduate student. Topic areas range according to the research focus of the graduate students participating in the program. Participants will work on their research project for 2-5 hours per week, attend team meetings, and attend Saturday Workshops (required).

Upon successful completion of the program, high school participants will receive a $250 stipend and $500 credit towards the Frontiers pre-college STEM summer program at WPI in 2023.

*This program is funded by WPI's Women's Impact Network, SAMPE Foundation, and Teradyne.

COVID-19 vaccination is required to participate in this program. Proof of vaccination is needed.  If seeking an exemption for disability/medical or religious reasons, please email pop@wpi.edu.

Grades: Girls in Grades 10 & 11
Dates: January 28 - April 14, 2023
Saturday Workshops: January 28 & March 4, 2023,  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Closing Presentation Session:  Friday, April 14, 2023,  4:00 - 6:00 PM  

High School Application  due Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Supplemental Forms/Essay questions are also due Tuesday, January 10, 2023 (these forms are accessible after the application is submitted)

This is a grant-funded program and preference is given to Worcester Public School students.

Girls Who Code - In Person


Girls Who Code is an international non-profit organization that helps to close the gender gap in technology. Through the Girls Who Code Clubs program at WPI, girls will be able to learn the foundations of computer science while exposing them to positive female role models who are currently involved in the field. This Spring girls will be introduced to website development by learning languages such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. *Note: Since the curriculum does not change from year to year, this program is not open to returning students.

Grades: 7th - 11th

Tuesdays (Virtual) February 14-April 4 OR
Wednesdays (In-Person) February 15- April 5 (April 12th –Snow Day)

*Please note there will be no instruction the week of March 6
Time: 5:00-6:30pm EST 
Registration: Opens 12/12/22

Additional Program Offerings

Doherty Memorial High School Apprenticeship Program

This apprenticeship program is available for students in 11th or 12th grade in the Engineering & Technology Academy at Doherty Memorial High School in Worcester, Ma. Through this experience, students are able to apply their engineering knowledge to develop their professional skills. Student who are interested, should contact their school coordinator.

Innovation Pathways Program Apprenticeships

"The Innovation Pathways Program was developed to help expand career field exploration through technical education within Worcester Public Schools. Students participating in the program will experience an in-depth look at a career field of their interest, gain industry recognized credentials in that area, engage in college and career planning activities, take college-level classes in preparation for career advancement, and enhance their experience through a summer internship or a capstone project." 

WPI is a host site to high school students who at least 16 years old and enrolled in the Innovation Pathways Program. WPI offers a limited number of spots for this part-time (up to 20 hours) apprenticeship that takes place between June 23 - August 11, 2023. Student who are interested, should contact their program coordinator.

Massachusetts Life Science Center (MLSC) High School Apprenticeship Challenge

"The High School Apprenticeship Challenge facilitates and funds paid internships for underrepresented and economically disadvantaged high school students throughout Massachusetts. The program creates over 100 new internship opportunities each year by subsidizing intern wages for small life sciences companies and academic researchers to enable them to hire paid interns. The program also offers a pre-internship laboratory training program for select school districts that provides rigorous biotechnology/biomedical and professional skills development." 

WPI is a host site to high school students who at least 16 years old and meets all criteria set by MLSC. WPI offers a limited number of spots, with preference for Worcester Public School students. Apprenticeships can be part-time or full-time and take place between June 23 - August 11, 2023. All apprentices must apply through the High School Apprenticeship Challenge program and applications are currently open. Please read the eligibility requirements and instructions on the website. 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. 


Discover More About WPI!

Are you curious and creative? Do you like to work in teams to get things done while making your own decisions and setting your own course? Do you love math and science, but feel just as passionate about subjects such as music, art, or movies? WPI could be the right choice for your college decision.