CoBots for Kids

Collaborative Robots (CoBots) will help people manufacture everything from cookies to cars. In these sessions, you will work closely with WPI faculty and student instructors to learn how to program, setup, and use some of the newest robots in industry today. Working in WPI’s state of the art manufacturing laboratories, you will use CoBots together with tools such as 3D Printers, Laser Cutters, and Precision Computer Controlled Machines to make cool stuff you can take home.

This program is funded through "Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing" and "Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative" and only open to Worcester Public 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:

  • October 23, 2019
  • October 30, 2019
  • November 6, 2019
  • November 13, 2019
  • November 20, 2019
  • December 4, 2019
  • December 11, 2019

Grades: Boys and Girls in Grades 7 & 8
Hours: Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
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.

 

Geek is Glam

Have you ever wondered, “How does that work?” or thought to yourself, “I could build that!” Explore, experience and experiment, not for a grade, but for fun! Meet talented women and experience exciting opportunities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Discover how you can make a difference in the world.

This is a one-day STEM exploration event on Saturday, October 12, 2019.  This program is through the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts for Girl Scouts in Grades 4-8.  Please see the Geek is Glam website for registration details..  If you have any questions about our Geek is Glam event please email us at info@gscwm.org

 

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,  20
  • December 4

Dates for Spring 2020:

  • January 15, 22, 29
  • February 5, 12, 26
  • March 4, 18, 25
  • April 1, 8

Grades: Girls in Grades 7 - 11
Hours: Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Fall Registration: Closed
Spring Registration: Opens December 12 at 9:00 am

*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. 

 

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.

 

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 answered 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, 2020 (Snow Day)

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 13, 2020. For more information, please email at ttreg@wpi.edu.