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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The EPICS (Establishing a Pipeline In College Success) Program at WPI is an educational and mentorship program for African American, Latins, American Indian and first generation students to college students from Worcester Metro and Worcester County schools interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The program aims to strengthen these students’ skills and abilities in the STEM fields, while increasing their likelihood of pursuing further education in these areas after high school graduation.
Mentor sessions will include assistance with navigating the college application process, exposure to different STEM fields, WPI campus tours, a chance to participate in WPI’s extra curricular actives and other fun activities to strengthen mentor and mentee relationships.
Participants will get involved with the Worcester community through service projects, create a community among other program participants, gain professional development, career guidance and even parent workshops to offer tips on how to prepare for college. For more information about the program, please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs by email at email@example.com or by phone at 508-831-5796.
Hours: Saturdays & one-on-one mentor meetings
Cost: $50 (includes snacks and materials for the hands-on activities)
Girls Who Code Club
Girls Who Code is a problem for girls in grades 9 and 10 who are interested in learning about computer science and how to impact their community. This program exposes girls to positive female role models with a background in computer science, from WPI and Dell. 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: Students in grades 9-10
Dates: January - May 2018
Hours: Tuesdays, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Registration: Opens in December 2017
High School Group Visits
We are 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 508-831-5241.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 508-831-5258.