Summer Programs

Programs & Workshops

The Academy identifies and sponsors academic workshops and camps for teachers and teenagers.

 Academy teacher workshops occur during the school year and in summer. Nearly all take place at the Academy but on-site professional development can be arranged. The Academy is a certified host site for TI^3 and Flinn Scientific.

Academy academic programs for teenagers seek to inspire and challenge high ability, motivated students at the middle school level. These are offered during the school-year and in summer.

Programs for Students 

EMERGING ENGINEERS

Summer Program for Students Entering Grades 3-5

Did you know that Worcester has a rich history in engineering? From Robert Goddard launching the first rocket in 1931 to  ATLAS, the groundbreaking robot at WPI today, Worcester has remained at the cutting edge of engineering. This STEM-focused day program for students entering grades 3-5 will provide a view of Worcester through the eyes of an engineer. Each day will highlight a different type of engineering with field trips to Worcester’s best institutes and lots of hands-on activities. Students will meet experts in many engineering fields and learn what it’s like in a day in the life of an Engineer. Students will document their trips and activities with video diaries—all of which will be presented at the end of the week to parents and friends.

SPLISH  

SPLISH  is an adventure, that takes place during April school vacation, for 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who enjoy a hands-on, mind-on, learning experience.  Each of the workshops offered will be presented by Academy students under the guidance of Academy faculty.

The day begins at 7:50 a.m. with a short introduction and then the adventure in active learning moves on to the hour long workshops.  Starting at 8:00 a.m., each student will take part in four sessions of his/her choice.  The day will end at 12 noon.  Transportation is not included, so each participant will need to plan his/her own means of transport.  Lunch is also not included.

Take a look at our Splish Newsletter to see how much fun our 2013 participants had.

Due to the overwhelming response to our SPLISH camp, registration is now closed.  

Intellect Quest

A Summer Program for kids who need an Intellectual Challenge!

Intellect Quest is a fun and challenging program designed to stimulate the inquisitive minds of bright, motivated students.  Designed for students (grades 5-8) throughout the area, this experience requires cooperation, organization, and innovation.

Under the supervision or our summer director and alongside Mass Academy students, participants work in a hands-on environment within the disciplines of math, science, and technology. 

The program is held at the Mass Academy of Math and Science, 85 Prescott Street, Worcester, MA.  Each session runs Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, with a morning drop off at 8:30 if needed.        

Other Programs for Advanced High-school Students

The Academy has identified programs that are offered by other organizations that may be of interest to advanced high school students.

WPI Summer Programs - K-12 Student Programs 2013

Northwestern University - summer programs in music, theatre, and journalism

CURIE Academy - math and science for high school girls

Sea Education Association (SEA) - 20-day program off the shore of Cape Cod

Smith - Summer Science and Engineering Program for girls

Boston University - Two-week courses in a variety of topics

George Washington University - 10-day and 6-week workshops in photojournalism, law, and writing

Mount Wachusett Community College - Summer drama camp

Digipen - learn game programming and 3D animation; sponsored by Nintendo

Stanford University - college-level courses for high school students

Carnegie Mellon - courses for high school students

Early College Programs - Summer college programs for high school students  

For additional programs for school age youth and children hosted by WPI, see K-12 Programs.