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Summer Programs Update

WPI has been continually working to mitigate the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on our university community. Our top priority is the health and safety of our faculty, students, staff, and visitors, and WPI is making decisions following the guidance of local, state, national and international  health agencies. WPI has not changed any summer programs as of now; we are monitoring the situation and will communicate with registrants as needed. Please contact pop@wpi.edu or 508-831-4900 with any questions. Although we are working remotely, our department is fully operational and ready to assist you. WPI’s response page, which includes answers to Frequently Asked Questions, is updated regularly with the latest statements or guidance from the university.

  • Sports Camps & STEM Programs Grades 4-10: Our standard refund policy is that families may withdraw from a program by June 1 for a refund, minus a $50 cancellation fee. Due to COVID-19, we have amended our policy to refund families their full tuition with no cancellation fee. 
  • Frontiers: Our standard refund policy is that students may withdraw from the program by June 1 for a refund, minus the non-refundable deposit. Due to COVID-19, we have amended our policy to refund students their full tuition including their deposit.

 

Summer Offerings

Immerse in a college overnight experience for students entering grades 7-12! Students will spend full days in and around WPI’s campus working with college students, professors, and others who devote time to make the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field a game-changing experience for students.

Camp Reach, for girls entering 7th grade, was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in STEM Mentoring. Ranging from designing a roller coaster to making a sundae or lacing up shoes, students will discover engineering, math, and science concepts in everyday activities. In addition to exploring exciting STEM applications, WPI works with students to instill self-esteem, encourage positive body image, and promotes anti-violence of all types.  

In the Launch program for 9th and 10th grade, students will leverage state-of-the-art research and technology to find solutions to current problems in a variety of scientific fields alongside WPI’s renowned faculty. Students will be able to step in the shoes of an environmental scientist, lab chemist, computer scientist, and roboticist. LAUNCH is offered as both a day and overnight program. In the event that your student may not attend a program in June, due to snow days extending their school district’s calendar, WPI will allow cancellation with a full refund.​

The Frontiers program, running for over 30 years, is an on-campus residential program for rising juniors and seniors. Students will be challenged to explore the outer limits of their knowledge in STEM disciplines with current laboratory techniques to explore unsolved problems, along with some time in another aspect such as from writing, psychology, music, theater, and more are also offered.  The Frontiers application is now open! Majors/minors fill on a first-come, first-served basis.