STEM Saturdays is a WPI outreach program that provides half-day workshops focused on the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields for middle school-aged boys and girls as well as their parents and guardians. STEM Saturdays is generously funded by Intel and is sponsored by the WPI Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Are you creative? A problem solver? Curious about the way things work and enjoy hands-on activities? Do you hope to make a real difference in the world someday? At WPI’s STEM Saturday Programs, you will work on projects that challenge you to think outside the box and further ignite your passion to make a difference in the world through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Guided by teachers and WPI students, with the same passion for discovery as you, you will work with your middle school peers, in a hands-on, team-based environment. As you explore topics in STEM, your parent/guardian, family member, or mentor, will also attend sessions to learn how to best support you and encourage you to excel in these areas. Generously funded by Intel, and hosted by the WPI Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Undergraduate Admissions Office, the STEM Saturdays program allows you to see what is possible and to better identify what your true interests and passions might be, connected to math and science. Your future is bright with so many opportunities, and we hope to introduce you to 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 just like you who have the potential to lead the world tomorrow...
The 2014-2015 program schedule includes the following dates:
Session I: November 22, 2014
Session II: December 6, 2014
Session III: January 31, 2015
Session IV: February 21, 2015
Session V: March 21, 2015
Session VI: April 4, 2015
The cost is $150.00 for all six sessions (fee is non-refundable). Sessions are not individual and participation in all sessions is required.**Parent/Guardian must attend all session dates.
For more information about upcoming Sesssions, please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-831-5796.