Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day

Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day exposes girls to engineering through hands-on activities. The girls will rotate through activities to learn what engineers do and the different types of engineering that exist. 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.

Grades: Girls in grades 3-5

Hours: 8:30am - 12pm on a day in February 2018

Cost: free

Registration: Opens in January 2018

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.

Girls Robotics Team

The Girls VEX IQ Robotics Team will offer girls in grades 3, 4, and 5 an opportunity to explore and discover what robotics is all about. Girls will work together in teams to build a robot who will be able to compete at a competition. This program will provide a safe space for the girls to succeed, and grow their confidence and abilities together.  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.

Grades: Girls in grades 3-5

Dates: Tuesdays or Wednesdays from September 2017 to April 2018

Hours: 4:00-6:00pm

Cost: free

Registration: Opens on Monday, August 28, 2017

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.

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 Peg Clancey by email at maclancey@wpi.edu or by phone at 508-831-5258.