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The Pre-collegiate Outreach Office works with a variety of groups whose goals are similar to ours. In some cases, we will host these organizations and their events on campus; in others, we're pleased to list them on our website and link to more information to help spread the word about them and the experiences they offer pre-collegiate students.

BattleCry

BattleCry is a FIRST Robotics competition that gives young engineering and robotics enthusiasts an opportunity to compete with their robots in exciting competitions, obtain awards, and hone their technical skills. This is an annual event held May. For more information, please contact the Robotics Engineering Department by email at rbe@wpi.edu.

 

Exploradreams

Exploradreams offers help with homework, tutoring, and mentoring, and provides some exposure to college life for children associated with Friendly House. WPI partners with school districts, neighborhood youth organizations and teachers to develop programs and activities designed to engage students and promote their intellectual development. This is for children, ages 8 - 13 years old. For information, contact execdreams@wpi.edu.

 

Geek is Glam

This is a one-day STEM exploration event held in October. It is sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts.  Pre-Collegiate Outreach Programs is the official liaison, and this program is available to middle school and high school girls. More information can be found on the Girl Scouts website

 

High School Group Visits

WPI is pleased to host appropriately chaperoned high school groups on our campus throughout the year. Visits typically include a 60-minute presentation that provides an overview of WPI and the admissions process, as well as a 60-minute campus tour. For available dates, times, and to inquire about bringing a high school group to visit WPI, please contact Undergraduate Admissions at by email at admissions@wpi.edu or by phone at 508-831-5286.

 

Invitational Math Meet

Invitational Math Meet enables students compete for WPI scholarship money (as individuals and teams) by answering challenging questions in secondary-level pre-calculus mathematics. This is an annual event held in October. For more information, please contact Rhonda Podell in the Mathematical Sciences Department by email at rpodell@wpi.edu or by phone at 508-831-5241.

 

Mass Biotech-Futures Days

The MassBioEd Foundation (MassBioEd) is focused on growing educational capacity in the life sciences. In March, local high school students come to campus to engage in tours and hands on activities with the departments of Chemistry, Biology, and Biomanufacturing (BETC).

 

Savage Soccer

Savage Soccer, a VEX Robotics program, challenges students to design and build radio-controlled and autonomous robots that compete against other robots. This is an annual event held in October. For more information, please email at savage@wpi.edu.

 

Sophia Kovalevsky Day

This outreach event iis hosted on a Saturday in April each year, for girls in grades 6-8. The day's events will include fun and engaging math activities run by current WPI students and faculty, lunch, and a keynote speech by a female mathematician.  The aim of SK Day is to bolster the girls’ continued passion and enthusiasm for mathematics while meeting other girls who share similar interests and, of course, having fun!  For more information, please contact Rhonda Podell in the Mathematical Sciences Department by email at rpodell@wpi.edu or by phone at 508-831-5241.

 

SPLISH

SPLISH is a fun, hands-on learning program for children in grades 5-8, featuring workshops presented by Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science students under the guidance of Mass Academy faculty.  This is a half day program which runs during April school vacation.  For more information, please contact Mass Academy by email at mams@wpi.edu or by phone at 508-531-5859.

 

STEM Leadership Book Award

The WPI Admissions STEM Leadership Book Award is an award given annually to recognize high achieving young women currently in their junior year of high school. Learn more about the STEM Leadership Book Award here

 

Water Rocket Competition

The Water Rocket Competition is an annual event through the Department of Physics that invites all schools in Worcester County to send teams of students to participate. This program takes place in early June each year.  For more information, please contact the Physics Department at physics@wpi.edu or by phone at 508-831-5886.