Doherty Memorial High School Apprenticeship Program
This apprenticeship program is available for students in 11th or 12th grade in the Engineering & Technology Academy at Doherty Memorial High School in Worcester, Ma. Through this experience, students are able to apply their engineering knowledge to develop their professional skills. Student who are interested, should contact their school contact/ teacher.
Girls Who Code Club
Girls Who Code is an international non-profit organization that helps to close the gender gap in technology. Through the Girls Who Code Clubs program at WPI, girls will be able to learn the foundations of computer science while exposing them to positive female role models who are currently involved in the field. For more information, please contact the Office of Pre-collegiate Outreach Programs by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 508-831-4900.
- January 21, 28
- February 4, 11, 25
- March 3, 17, 24, 31
- April 7
Grades: Girls in Grades 7 - 11
Hours: Tuesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Registration: Register Here
*Note: 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 make-up days for snow days. A snack will be provided for each student, but if you choose to bring your own, it must be nut free.
*Note: Since the curriculum does not change from year to year, this program is not open to returning students.
Massachusetts Life Science Center (MLSC) High School Apprenticeship Program
"The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) High School Apprenticeship Challenge facilitates and funds paid internship opportunities for high school students throughout the Commonwealth. The program also offers an after-school laboratory training program for select school districts during the spring that aims to better prepare students for summer internships." Please see their website for all program details.
All apprentices are selected from the MLSC applicant pool, so students should apply through the MLSC program. There are limited spots available at WPI. Preference is given to Worcester Public School students. For more information, please contact the Office of Pre-collegiate Outreach Programs by email at email@example.com or by phone at 508-831-4900.
Women's Research And Mentorship Program
The Women's Research And Mentorship Program is for young women who are interested in learning about STEM research alongside a WPI undergraduate and graduate student. This program exposes young women to positive female role models with a STEM background who are pursuing an undergraduate, masters, doctorate, or post-doctoral degree. Each student will be matched with an undergraduate and graduate student to work on a research project in a mentoring setting. Topic areas range according to the research focus of the graduate students participating in the program. High school women will work weekly on their research project 2-5 hours per week and will also be required to attend Saturday Workshops at the start and end of the program.
This program is funded through a Women's Impact Network grant. Preference is given to young women in Worcester Public Schools who identify as women of color. High school participants will receive a $250 participation stipend upon completion of the program and $500 towards an STEM summer program at WPI in 2020. (Students must complete all of the program meetings to be eligible for the stipend). For more information, please contact the Office of Pre-collegiate Outreach Programs by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 508-831-4900.
Grades: Girls in Grades 10 & 11
Lab Dates: January - April 2020
Saturday Workshops: Saturday, January 18, 2020 & Saturday, April 4, 2020
*Notes: A snack will be provided for each student for Saturday Workshops, but if you choose to bring your own, it must be nut free.