Engineers on the Go

Engineers on the Go exposes girls and boys to engineering through hands-on activities. The girls and boys 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: Students in Grades 3-5
Please note: This program will not be offered in 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.

The 2017-2018 program schedule will include the following dates:

  • September 27 (Parent Orientation)
  • October 4, 25
  • November 1, 8, 15, 29
  • December 6
  • January 10, 24, 31
  • February 7, 14, 28
  • March 14, 21, 28
  • April 4, 11, (Closing Ceremony)

Grades: Girls in Grades 3-5
Dates: Wednesdays from September 2017 to April 2018
Hours: 4:00-6:00pm
Cost: Free
Registration: Closed

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 February 21, 2018
Cost: Free
Registration: Click Here 

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.

Tech Girls

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

Tech Girls is a WPI outreach program that encourages girls 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 female role models. During each session, WPI students, faculty, and staff facilitate a wide variety of hands-on activities that promote creativity, problem solving, and teamwork in middle school girls.

Financial assistance is available. 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.

The 2017-2018 program schedule will include the following dates:

  • October 4, 2017 (Parent Orientation)
  • October 25, 2017
  • November 15, 2017
  • December 6, 2017
  • January 17, 2018
  • February 7, 2018
  • February 28, 2018
  • March 21, 2018
  • April 11, 2018 (Closing Ceremony)

Grades: Girls in Grades 5 & 6
Hours: Wednesdays, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost: $180 (fee is non-refundable).  Need-based financial assistance is available.
Registration: Closed

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.