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 Who Code Club

Girls Who Code is a program for girls in grades 6-12 who are interested in learning about computer science and how to impact their community.  This program exposes girls to positive female role models at WPI and will begin in the fall of 2017.  More information will be posted in August.

Middle School STEM Experience

Middle school STEM Experience offer opportunities for younger students to visit WPI and discover science and engineering with some of our top undergraduate 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.

RoboNautica: FIRST Lego League Competition

RoboNautica engages teams in hands-on robotics design and authentic scientific research, using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot set. This is an annual event in December for children, ages 9 to 14 years old.   For more information, please contact the MA FLL Alliance by email at mafll@wpi.edu. or by phone at 508-831-6750.

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.

STEM Saturdays

At WPI’s STEM Saturday Programs, participants will work on projects that challenge them to think outside the box and further ignite passions to make a difference in the world through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Guided by teachers and WPI undergraduates, with the same passion for discovery, students in grades 6-8 will work together, in a hands-on, team-based environment. As they explore topics in STEM, parents/guardians, family members, or mentors, will also attend sessions to learn how to best support and encourage students to excel in these areas.

STEM Saturdays consists of six, half-day workshops focused on the STEM fields for middle school-aged boys and girls and their parents/guardians. This opportunity allows middle school students to see what is possible and to better identify what their true interests and passions might be, connected to math and science. The future is bright with so many opportunities, and we hope to introduce a whole new world of exploration! WPI is one of the nation’s premier science- and engineering-focused universities. STEM Saturdays is one of the many ways we reach out to middle school students who have the potential to lead the world tomorrow. 

STEM Saturdays is generously funded by Intel. 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 2016-2017 program schedule will include the following dates:

  • November 19, 2016
  • December 3, 2016
  • January 28, 2017
  • February 18, 2017
  • March 18, 2017
  • April 8, 2017

Grades: Students in grades 6-8

Hours: Saturdays, 8:45am - 12pm

Cost: $180 (fee is non-refundable). Sessions are not individual and participation in all sessions is required. **Parent/Guardian must attend all session dates.

Registration: Register here.

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 2016-2017 program schedule will include the following dates:

  • October 5, 2016 (includes Parent Orientation)
  • October 26, 2016
  • November 9, 2016
  • November 30, 2016
  • December 7, 2016
  • January 18, 2017
  • February 1, 2017
  • February 15, 2017
  • March 15, 2017
  • March 29, 2017
  • April 12, 2017 (Closing Ceremony)

Grades: Students in grades 6-8

Hours: Wednesdays, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Cost: $180 (fee is non-refundable).

Registration: Closed

TouchTomorrow

TouchTomorrow is a family-friendly festival of hands-on technology and exhibits for all ages. This is an annual event held in June. 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 Peg Clancey by email at maclancey@wpi.edu or by phone at 508-831-5258.