Frontiers Program Information

STEM Summer Program students sitting around a table outdoors using tie dye

More than an Academic Experience

Frontiers WPI's premier pre-college program will give high schoolers an all-encompassing preview of college life at WPI. Students will not only learn and grow their STEM knowledge and skills but build connections with students from around the globe. Please see our FAQs page for orientation information, packing lists, and more!

CONTACT
Location: 20 Trowbridge Road
Phone: 508-831-4900
Fax: 508-831-5188

Example Schedule

This is an example of a schedule of "A Day in the Life" of a Frontiers student. All Frontiers events offered at different times to accommodate student schedules and preferences. Please note timeframes given are based on Eastern Standard Time, U.S.

A day in the life for Frontiers

7:30-8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30-10:30 AM Major Program (STEM Discipline)
10:30-12:30 PM Minor Workshop (Humanities & Arts)
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch in the Dining Hall
1:30-4:15 PM Major Program (STEM Discipline)
4:15-5:30 PM Resume Writing Workshop
5:30-6:30 PM Dinner in the Dining Hall
6:30-7:30 PM Kickboxing Class
7:30-8:00 PM Dungeons and Dragons
8:00-9:00 PM Movie Night
9:00-10:00 PM WPI Trivia

Welcome & Orientation

Frontiers will be offering a student and family orientation to share available resources, provide technical support, and have live conversations with the WPI Community.

Our orientation schedule will include: 

  • Welcome to WPI & Frontiers 
  • Technology Overview & Services 
  • Herd Group Introductions & Hangouts
  • Advice from WPI undergraduates
  • Parent & Family Engagement (throughout the program)
  • Live Q & A with WPI staff

College Access Overview & Resources

We understand that the college search process can be overwhelming. That is why getting you prepared for your college journey is one of our priorities. Through this program you are able to attend a whole host of college preparation workshops from resume writing to career planning. 

Some additional programs include: 

  • College Planning Night for Students
  • Resume Workshops 
  • Financial Aid Workshops
  • Admissions 101