Be prepared: The WPI campus is about to be taken over by astronauts, all manner of robots, rovers, vacuum chambers—and, last but not least, Curious George.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, the campus will host its 5th annual TouchTomorrow, dedicated to exposing people of all ages to the STEM fields and all they have to offer.
“It’s really just terrific, interesting, fun, educational activities for people of all ages,” says Leigh Sjogren, director of advancement events. “And it’s free.”
The festival, which is organized by a dedicated committee of WPI staff, has been held over the past five years in conjunction with the NASA Sample Return Robot Centennial Challenge, and incorporates a wide range of hands-on events. According to Sjogren, attendance has grown in that time from around 6,000 to 10,000.