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: Grades 3 - 5
Hours: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm on Monday, February 17, 2020
Cost: Free
Registration: Opens January 27, 2020 at 9:00 am

*Notes: A student may attend this program or Introduce a Girl to Engineering, not both programs. There are no family opening or closing sessions.  If WPI is closed due to inclement weather, this program will be canceled. There is no snow make-up day. A snack will be provided for each student, but if you choose to bring your own, it must be nut free.

 

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 Robotics Team will offer girls in grades 3-5 an opportunity to explore and discover what robotics is all about. Girls will work together in teams to build and program robots.! 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 2019 - 2020 program schedule will include the following dates:

  • September 11, 18, 25
  • October 2, 9, 23, 30
  • November 6, 13, 20
  • December 4, 11
  • January 15, 22, 29
  • February 5, 12, 26
  • March 4, 18, 25
  • April 1, 8

Grades: Girls in Grades 3-5
Hours: Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Registration: Opens August 19 at 9:00 am

*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. There are no additional snow make-up days. A snack will be provided for each student, but if you choose to bring your own, it must be nut free.

 

Introduce A Girl To Engineering

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: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm on Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Cost: Free
Registration: Opens January 27, 2020 at 9:00  am

*Notes: A student may attend this program or Engineers on the Go, not both programs. There are no family opening or closing sessions.  If WPI is closed due to inclement weather, this program will also be canceled. There is no snow make-up day. A snack will be provided for each student, but if you choose to bring your own, it must be nut free.

 

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 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 answers yes to any of these questions, or have 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 children 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.

The 2019 - 2020 program schedule will include the following dates:

  • 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: Opens August 19 at 9:00 am

*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 participant, 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 8, 2019. For more information, please email at ttreg@wpi.edu.

 

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.