The annual TouchTomorrow festival, which offers activities and educational opportunities for all people of all ages, typically draws about 10,000 guests to our campus to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. TouchTomorrow, now in its eighth year, is an excellent opportunity to highlight the people and programs that make WPI distinctive, particularly our groundbreaking research and our student projects. In fact, our faculty, staff, and students organized some 50 exhibits for last year’s event.
As we begin planning for TouchTomorrow 2019, we want to extend an invitation to all WPI community members to consider getting involved this year. More and more, outreach to the community is becoming an important part of the work of researchers; more and more, this kind of outreach is required of faculty members who receive federal funding. TouchTomorrow offers the opportunity to engage with thousands of people, of all ages, in a single day.
What kinds of activities can you organize?
Some researchers open their labs for tours and open houses. Some put their work in progress, such as robot prototypes and unmanned aerial vehicles, on display. Some create engaging hands-on and educational science and technology activities and shows. Some feature student project work.
If you are interested in participating in 2019, or would like to learn more or just bounce some ideas off of someone, please email Ryan Meadows at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can help you brainstorm concepts for your exhibit, find you a suitable location on campus, work with you to determine your needs for facilities and technology, and then take care of all of the behind-the-scenes logistics that will help you be successful.
Thank you. We look forward to hearing from you.