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Update for In-Person Programs at WPI

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

Spend your weekends with STEM!

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

Brand new this year, the Office of Pre-Collegiate Outreach Programs, is launching a variety of virtual programs called BOOST programs! From Electronic Gadget Design with Arduinos to Video Design for Youtube, our BOOST programs are the best way to continue your learning this Fall in your favorite area of STEM. More information about our program and our different virtual offerings can be found below!

boy working on the computer with coding

BOOST Virtual Programs

Ready to deep dive into a fun and exciting STEM program? Our BOOST programs allow students to build, explore, and boost their STEM skills with WPI's undergraduate students. 

Grades: Grades 9 & 10
Dates: TBD
Hours: TBD
Program Offerings: 2022 Offerings will be announced closer to the registration opening
Technology Needed: Internet Connection, Computer/Tablet, Webcam 
Cost: $200 (fee is non-refundable)
Registration: September 2022

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Touch Tomorrow

TouchTomorrow is a family-friendly festival of hands-on technology and exhibits for all ages. This FREE festival will be take place on Saturday, April 2, 2022.  Registration will open on March 1!  Stay tuned for more exciting updates!

Two WRAMP mentors smiling in lab

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 2-5 hours per week, attend team meetings, and attend Saturday Workshops (required).  *This program is funded through a Women's Impact Network grant and serves Worcester Public School students. Upon competition of the program, participants will receive a $250 participation stipend and $500 towards a pre-college STEM summer program at WPI in 2022.

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.

WRAMP (Hybrid Format)

Grades: Girls in Grades 10 & 11
Dates: January to April 2022
Saturday In-person Workshops: 9am-12pm EST on January 29, March 5, and April 9, 2022
Tuesday Virtual Workshop: February 8, 2022 from 5-6pm
Technology Needed: Internet Connection and Computer/Tablet
Application: Closed

Girls learning coding at computer

Girls Who Code - virtual

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. 

Grades: Grades 7 - 11
Dates: January 26/27 to March 23/24, 2022 (not including February 23/24 and March 9/10)
Hours: Wednesdays or Thursdays, 4:00-5:30 PM EST
Cost: Free
Registration: Closed

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 25 - August 13, 2021. 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 25 - August 13, 2021. 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.