WPI is taking measures in response to the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Get the latest information.

Summer Programs Update

WPI has been continually working to mitigate the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on our university community. Our top priority is the health and safety of our faculty, students, staff, and visitors, and WPI is making decisions following the guidance of local, state, national and international  health agencies.  WPI has not changed any summer programs as of now; we are monitoring the situation and will communicate with registrants as needed.  Please contact pop@wpi.edu or 508-831-4900 with any questions. Although we are working remotely, our department is fully operational and ready to assist you.  WPI’s response page, which includes answers to Frequently Asked Questions, is updated regularly with the latest statements or guidance from the university.

  • Sports Camps & STEM Programs Grades 4-10: Our standard refund policy is that families may withdraw from a program by June 1 for a refund, minus a $50 cancellation fee. Due to COVID-19, we have amended our policy to refund families their full tuition with no cancellation fee. 
  • Frontiers: Our standard refund policy is that students may withdraw from the program by June 1 for a refund, minus the non-refundable deposit. Due to COVID-19, we have amended our policy to refund students their full tuition including their deposit.

 

Frontiers Application Update

The Office of Pre-Collegiate Outreach Programs at WPI recognizes the impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has on student’s ability to successfully complete the 2020 Frontiers application. We have adjusted our application requirements to accommodate for the current environment.  Due to the school district closings, we have made the decision to waive the letter of recommendation and accept unofficial transcripts via their school designated online portal. We understand that obtaining a letter of recommendation and official transcript from a high school may be difficult during this time. We encourage any Frontiers applicants who are having trouble accessing their transcripts to reach out to us via email at pop@wpi.edu to inform us of the situation so that we can work with you individually.

 

 

 

CoBots for Kids

Collaborative Robots (CoBots) will help people manufacture everything from cookies to cars. In these sessions, you will work closely with WPI faculty and student instructors to learn how to program, setup, and use some of the newest robots in industry today. Working in WPI’s state of the art manufacturing laboratories, you will use CoBots together with tools such as 3D Printers, Laser Cutters, and Precision Computer Controlled Machines to make cool stuff you can take home.

This program is funded through "Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing" and "Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative" and 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.

Worcester Public School sessions

  • January 15, 29
  • February 12
  • March 4, 18
  • April 1, 15

Blackstone Valley Public School sessions

  • January 22
  • February 5, 26
  • March 25
  • April 8, 29

Grades: Boys and Girls in Grades 7 & 8
Hours: Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Registration: Closed

*Notes: There are no parent opening or closing sessions.  If WPI or Worcester Public Schools are canceled due to inclement weather, this program will also be canceled. A snack will be provided for each student, but if you choose to bring your own, it must be nut free.

 

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 Saturday, October 17, 2020.  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 Who Code Club

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. 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.

  • January 14, 21, 28
  • February 4, 11, 25
  • March 3, 17, 24, 31
  • April 7

Grades: Girls in Grades 7 - 11
Hours: Tuesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Spring Registration: Click Here

*Note: There are no parent opening or closing sessions.  If WPI or Worcester Public Schools are canceled due to inclement weather, this program will also be canceled. There are no make-up days for snow days. A snack will be provided for each student, but if you choose to bring your own, it must be nut free.

*Note: Since the curriculum does not change from year to year, this program is not open to returning students. 

 

Middle School STEM Experience

Middle school STEM Experience offer opportunities for younger students to visit WPI and discover science and engineering with some of our top undergraduate 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.

 

Tech Kids

Is your student interested in science? Do they love math? Do they want to build a skyscraper or participate in a lab dissection? If they answered yes to any of these questions, or has a general interest in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields, then Tech Kids is an excellent after-school program for them!

Tech Kids is a WPI outreach program that encourages students to pursue study and a career in the STEM fields by exposing them to many different fields of science and engineering along with a wealth of positive role models. During each session, WPI students facilitate a wide variety of hands-on activities that promote creativity, problem solving, and teamwork in middle 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.

  • September 11, 2019
  • October 9, 2019
  • November 13, 2019
  • December 11, 2019
  • January 15, 2020
  • February 12, 2020
  • March 18, 2020
  • April 8, 2020

Grades: Boys and Girls in Grades 5 & 6
Hours: Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Cost: $160 (fee is non-refundable).  Need-based financial assistance is available.
Registration: Closed

*Notes: There are no parent opening or closing sessions.  If WPI or Worcester Public Schools are canceled due to inclement weather, this program will also be canceled. A snack will be provided for each student, but if you choose to bring your own, it must be nut free.

 

TouchTomorrow

TouchTomorrow is a family-friendly festival of hands-on technology and exhibits for all ages. This is an annual event will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2020. For more information, please email at ttreg@wpi.edu.