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 2024.

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

Grades: Girls in Grades 10 & 11
Dates: January 27 - April 12, 2024
Saturday Workshops: January 27  & March 2, 2024; 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Closing Presentation Session:  Friday, April 12, 2024;  4:30 - 6:30 PM 

High School Mentee Application is closed.

WPI Grad & Undergraduate Mentor Application is closed.

WRAMP is funded by WPI's Women's Impact Network, Saint-Gobain, and Teradyne.

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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 program at WPI, female and non-binary students will be able to learn the foundations of computer science from positive female role models who are currently involved in the field. This spring students will be introduced to fundamentals of coding in one of two virtual sessions, beginner or advanced. 

Beginner: This class is open to students beginning their computer science journey. Students will gain an introduction to coding by learning Web Development. Get introduced to three coding languages (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) and learn the skills needed to create your own website!

Basic knowledge requirements: None

Advanced: This class is open to students with previous programming experience. Learn how to create complex python programs and build new knowledge as you learn! Learn how to create an iterator, bots, and more!

Basic knowledge requirements: variables, basic functions, conditional statements.

*Note: Since there are now two sessions, past participants can attend the advanced offering.

Grades: 7th - 11th
Dates: January 23 - February 27, 2024
Time: 4:30 - 6:00pm on Tuesday nights
Cost: Free

Click here to register!

*This program is generously funded by Saint-Gobain and Teradyne.

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Caring for the World Together with Women in STEM

For Worcester Public High School women grades 9-11

Students and Champions* will participate in hands-on workshops related to the research of WPI women faculty and graduate students as well as take part in a team design challenge. They will work alongside and learn from successful women in STEM at WPI as they take part in activities designed to highlight how STEM is essential to taking care of the world we live in. 

Teachers will participate in a professional development workshop and earn PD hours and join students and champions for a hands-on workshop and design challenge.

This intergenerational event will inspire the next generation of young women in STEM to be scientists, mathematicians, and engineers who are eager to solve the problems in our communities and the world.  A light breakfast and boxed lunch are included.

For more information and to register, please visit the Women in STEM website.

*This program is generously funded by WPI's Women's Impact Network and Saint-Gobian

Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th along with their female Champion*
Dates: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM EST 
Cost: Free
Registration: Open October 1 - 10, 2023  

*A Champion is an adult female who will support the student in their academic journey (mother, aunt, grandmother, older cousin, etc.)

This is a grant-funded program for Worcester Public School students.

Women in STEM: Caring for the world together is generously funded by WPI's Women's Impact Network and Saint-Gobain.

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.