Middle School


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

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 through one of two virtual programs, 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.

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 14, 2023.  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.