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 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. 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.

Program Dates for Fall 2019:

  • September 11, 18, 25
  • October 2, 9, 23, 30
  • November 6, 13, 20
  • December 4, 11

Dates for Spring 2020:

  • January 15, 22, 29
  • February 5, 12, 26
  • March 18, 25
  • April 1, 8

Grades: Girls in Grades 7 - 11
Hours: Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Cost: Free

*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.

 

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.

 

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 508-831-5859.

 

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 answer yes to any of these questions, or has 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 students 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, 202019

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: Closed

*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 student, 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.