WPI’s Camp Reach to Celebrate White House Award with Alumnae Dinner

March 30, 2012


Worcester Polytechnic Institute will host a celebratory dinner for alumnae of Camp Reach, a math- and
science-focused summer camp for girls entering the seventh grade.

The dinner will feature women who went through the camp as middle-schoolers who are now professionally employed in STEM-related fields.


WPI was named a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and
Engineering Mentoring last November for its heralded Camp Reach. Camp co-founder Chrysanthe
Demetry, professor of mechanical engineering and materials at WPI, accepted the award from President
Obama in a White House ceremony. Camp Reach will celebrate its 16th anniversary this year.

The featured speakers are Camp Reach alumnae from 1998, the second year of the camp. Mary Kate
Toomey, a Worcester native who lives in Boston, graduated from WPI in 2008 and is now a civil
engineer in the Aviation Division of Jacobs Engineering Group in Boston. Christina Kach, who grew up
in Douglas and graduated from Northeastern University in 2009, is now an Industrial Engineer at


Sunday, April 1, 2012, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. (A mentoring reception begins at 5 p.m.; dinner and program begin at 6 p.m.).


WPI Campus Center Odeum, 100 Institute Road, Worcester.