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Pre-collegiate Outreach Programs Fall Academic Year Programs start this week

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October 6, 2020

 

 

The Office of Pre-Collegiate Outreach Programs is excited to announce that our Fall Academic Year Programs for grades 3 – 12 start this week!   

 

BOOST Virtual Programs*

Our BOOST programs allow students in grades 7-12 to build, explore, and boost their STEM skills with WPI's undergraduate students. This program series will allow students to explore the STEM topic area while boosting their skills and knowledge of specific topics related to science, technology, engineering, and math.

 

Grades 7-8

Electronic Gadget Design with Arduinos

Video Editing 101

 

Grades 9-10

Design Your Own Website

Nuts & Bolts of Mechanical Engineering

 

Grades 11-12

Robotics Engineering

 

Girls Who Code*

Girls Who Code is an international non-profit organization that helps to close the gender gap in technology. Through the Girls Who Code Clubs program at WPI, girls will be able to learn the foundations of computer science while exposing them to positive female role models who are currently involved in the field. This fall girls will be introduced to website development by learning languages such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

 

Tech Kids: Explore Your World*

Buildings and structures, space, food and medicine…these are just a few of the topics that participants in grades 5-6 will have the opportunity to explore in this program! Each week, students will take part in a learning module and hands-on activities that promote creativity, problem-solving, and teamwork. Materials will be supplied for porch pick-up at WPI.

 

Weekly Topics Include:

Week 1- Buildings/Structures

Week 2- Environment

Week 3- Space Travel

Week 4- Unique Transportation

Week 5- Robots

Week 6 – Electricity

 

Engineers on the Go

This is a half-day program that exposes girls and boys in grades 3-5 to engineering through learning sessions and hands-on activities led by WPI undergraduate mentors.
 

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 

This is a half-day program exposes girls in grades 3-5 to engineering through learning sessions and hands-on activities led by WPI undergraduate mentors.


 

*BOOST, Girls Who Code and Tech Kids sessions registration are closed now but we will be offering new sessions starting in the beginning of January.