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Pre-College Summer Enrichment Programs at WPI Worcester, MA

S U M M E R P R O G R A M S Summer at Smith College Northampton, MA

What are you doing this summer? How about spending a few weeks on a classic New England campus with its beautiful architecture, ivy-covered walls, and state-of-the-art labs and research facilities? WPI is the kind of place where you can’t help but feel inspired. Explore new subjects and get hands-on experience in science, engineering, and technology using our cutting-edge equipment and labs. Connect with other students who are just like you, and have fun. AtWPI, we believe in the power of our students to make an impact Our undergraduates do much more than study science and technology in the classroom and lab. They delve into the arts and humanities and complete projects destined to make a difference in the world. As one of the nation’s first technological universities, founded in 1865, our curriculum, like our students, continues to be both innovative and practical. Small classes, flexibility, and one-on-one interaction with professors at the top of their fields make learning at WPI an experience unlike any other. Our goal is to give you a taste of the WPI experience and leave you wanting more Frontiers, WPI’s flagship summer program, offers rising juniors and seniors a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Imagine spending the summer splicing DNA or designing a robot. Or creating your own multimedia web pages, investigating interplanetary travel, or exploring flight. Choose from a wide range of areas of study: Aerospace engineering, Biomedical engineering, Biology andbiotechnology, Chemistry/biochemistry, Civil and environmental engineering, Computer science, Electrical and computer engineering, Engineering exploration, Environmental and sustainability studies, Global sustainability, Interactive media and game development, Mathematics, Mechanical engineering, Physics, Robotics, Women’s Leadership Dive into the arts as well Rounding out the academic experience are Humanities and Arts workshops in areas such as writing, art, music, speech, history, digital painting, cinematic storytelling, international studies, law, psychology, and theatre. A full schedule of activities, including evening workshops, field trips, movies, live performances, and just-for-fun evening activities will ensure that your stay at WPI is more than just an academic experience. This two-week residential program for juniors and seniors offers an excellent opportunity to meet the current WPI students who serve as program leaders and interact with other participants from across the

Our “Summer Smithies” have the opportunity to take classes with our faculty, recently ranked as “the smartest faculty” in the country, and experience hands-on courses that will better prepare you for college academics. We don’t offer grades or credit, which allows you to explore, experiment, and remember why you love to learn! The courses are extremely rigorous, and the faculty will have the same expectations of you as they do of Smith students during the academic year. If you are looking for a program that will challenge you academically, allow you to meet like-minded students, and learn about college expectations while having a blast, Summer at Smith is for you. The SmithCollege Summer Science and Engineering Program (SSEP) is a twenty-five-year-old program for young women interested in science. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in a class of young women like yourself? Are you passionate about robotics and not afraid


to show it? Wondering what your DNA looks like? Maybe homeopathic healing, or classifying meteorites gives you a charge? Well, SSEP enrolls 120 students just like you, each summer. Field Studies for Sustainable Futures is a program for the environmentally conscious. Students visit permaculture communities, food banks, organic farms and learn about how adopting sustainable living practices can change the trajectory of climate change. Plus, you get to eat lots of delicious, local food and make your own hand-churned ice cream. What could be better? Hidden Lives: Discovering Women’s History is a training ground for future women’s history buffs. This program explores 19th- and 20th- century women’s history topics, in Smith’s world-renowned archive, and the life and times of famous Smithies like Sylvia Plath, Gloria Steinem, Julia Child, and Nancy Reagan. This past summer, our students opened boxes that hadn’t been opened in 70 years! Young Women’s Writing Workshop is an exciting program that focuses on the following areas: poetry, creative fiction, and memoir, just to name a few. Participants work with published authors, lay the groundwork for a strong writing portfolio, and learn the steps involved in becoming a published writer. Students report they have never written so much, or so well! Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so applying before the deadline is suggested. All applications are due May 1. For more information, please contact the director of non-degree programs, Sarah Craig: or 413-585-2165. We hope to see you in July!

nation and around the globe. To learn more about the program or to apply, visit WPI Summer Programs also offers a wide variety of day and overnight experiences that focus on engineering, leadership for young women, game design, entrepreneurship, sports, and more. Middle school as well as high school students will find enjoyment— and learning in these creative, enriching, and challenging topics. Learn more at



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