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, from WPI and Dell. 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.

There are two sessions that will be offered.  The first session is offered from September to December, which focuses on basic coding concepts.  The second session is offered from January to April, which focuses on web development. 

Session I:

  • September 12, 19, 26
  • October 3, 24
  • November 7, 14, 28
  • December 5, 12

Session II:

  • January 9, 16, 30
  • February 6, 13, 27
  • March 13, 20, 27
  • April 3, 10

Grades: Girls in Grades 7 - 11
Hours: Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Registration (Session I): Opens Monday, August 27, 2018 at 9:00 am.
Registration (Session II): Opens Monday, December 10, 2018 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.

 

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.

 

STEM Saturdays

At WPI’s STEM Saturday Programs, participants will collaborate 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 WPI undergraduates and staff, with the same passion for discovery, students will work together, in a hands-on, team-based environment. As they explore topics in STEM, parents, guardians, or mentors, will attend sessions to learn how to best support and encourage their students to excel in these areas.

STEM Saturdays consists of five, 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.

* Note that we encourage families to participate only one year in this program, as the curriculum does not change each year.

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 2018 - 2019 program schedule will include the following dates:

  • November 3, 2018
  • December 8, 2018
  • January 12, 2019
  • February 9, 2019
  • March 16, 2019

Grades: Grades 7 & 8
Hours: Saturdays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $150 (fee is non-refundable). Need-based financial assistance is available.  Sessions are not individual and participation in all sessions is required. **Parent/ Guardian/ Mentor must attend all session dates.
Registration: Opens Monday, October 1, 2018 at 9:00 am

*Notes: If WPI or Worcester Public Schools are canceled due to inclement weather, this program will also be canceled. There will be one make-up snow day, if necessary, on April 6, 2019. A snack will be provided for each student, but if you choose to bring your own, it must be nut free.

 

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 2018 - 2019 program schedule will include the following dates:

  • September 12, 2018
  • October 3, 2018
  • November 14, 2018
  • December 12, 2018
  • January 9, 2019
  • February 13, 2019
  • March 13, 2019
  • April 10, 2019

Grades: 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: Opens Monday, August 27, 2018 at 9:00 am

*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. There will be one make-up snow day, if necessary, on March 27, 2019. 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 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 the Physics Department at physics@wpi.edu or by phone at 508-831-5886.