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Have a student interested in engineering?
How about robotics?
Or maybe music?

Those are just a few examples of WPI’s available pre-collegiate programs. A great opportunity to spark interest and expand knowledge for participants in a wide variety of topics. They’re educational, immersive, hands-on, and most important—fun.

Academic programs are offered for middle and high school students both during the school year and over the summer, with topics ranging from introductory STEM courses and robotics and math competitions, to the humanities and arts and sports camps.

WPI’s pre-collegiate programs have helped students explore STEM fields while honing their leadership and collaborative skills, building confidence, and encouraging friendships—all with the common goal of helping students pursue their passions and position themselves for future successes.

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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 fall 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: Grades 7 - 11
Dates: October 4/5 - December 6/7
Hours: Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30 PM EST
Cost: Free
Registration: Opens 9/13 @ 9am

*Please be advised there will be no instruction on 10/18 and 10/19 as well as 11/22 and 11/23

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 2022.  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

 

Middle School STEM Experience (Virtual & In-Person)

Middle school STEM Experience offers opportunities for students to explore different topics in STEM through a 15-minute presentation and 45-minute hands-on activity led by WPI Engineering Ambassadors. The Engineering Ambassadors will highlight a topic in STEM and provide enough detail in the presentation for the students to be successful in their hands-on activity—no prior experience related to the topic is required. Engineering Ambassadors are excited to share their enthusiasm for STEM with your students! To request a date for a session or to have someone in our office contact you to discuss this opportunity further, please fill out this request form. 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.