Worcester Polytechnic Institute

School Notes Overview:

Founded in Worcester, Mass. in 1865, WPI is one of the nation's earliest technological universities. From our founding days, we've taken a unique approach to technological education......

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School Overview:

County Worcester County, MA
Program Name Frontiers Program
Program Type Academic enrichment
Number of Students 135 students
Student Body Type Coeducational
Grades 11 - 12
First Session Start Date July 10
First Session End Date July 22
First Program Weeks 2 weeks
Program Director Julie Chapman
Campus Area 88 acres
Founding Year 1865
Application Date 5/15/2020
Summer School Type Residential

School Notes:

  • Founded in Worcester, Mass. in 1865, WPI is one of the nation's earliest technological universities. From our founding days, we've taken a unique approach to technological education.
  • Frontiers is an on-campus research and learning experience that challenges you to explore the outer limits of knowledge in science, mathematics and engineering. Now in its 23rd year of operation, it has been enthusiastically received by its participants.
  • The academic program is distinguished from others by its focus on current laboratory techniques and unsolved problems in the following areas: aerospace engineering, biology, chemistry, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, physics, and robotics
  • Participants have the opportunity to engage in one of five communication modules: creative writing, elements of writing, music, speech and theatre. A full schedule of activities complements the academic program, including evening workshops, field trips, movies, live performances and tournaments. During scheduled hours you may use our well-equipped fitness center, gymnasium, softball diamond and tennis courts.
  • Also available for your use is Gordon Library, which supports study and research with its collection of more than 250,000 books, 90,000 audio and videocassettes, films, music recordings, and microforms. You will be given an account on WPI's computer system and you'll have access to PCs and UNIX workstations.

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