TouchTomorrow

June 8, 2019 10AM - 4PM
at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rain or Shine!
Free and open
to the public.

2019 Exhibitors

Updated June 2, 2019

Activities and locations are subject to change. For detailed information about exhibits and activities, specific locations, and to create your schedule, download the TouchTomorrow app!

1NTERRUPT
Cybersecurity in the Physical World

Location:  Foisie Innovation Studio
Categories: Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Technology
Ages: High School (9-12)

Description: Defending cyber space means protecting the physical world. Come learn how malicious attackers can shut down power grids, water supplies, and more and how defenders keep our critical infrastructure safe.

 

Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc.
Solar Scope Exhibit

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center – Outside
Categories: Physics, Science, Space
Ages: Middle and High School (6-12)

Description: View the Sun (our local star) safely through a Hydrogen-Alpha solar scope. Aldrich members will show you how to use the scope and explain all the cool features on the Suns surface you’re looking at.  *This activity will only be offered if skies are clear.

 

Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc.
Celebrating the Moon, Mars and Beyond!

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Physics, Science, Space
Ages: All Ages

Description: Backdrop of 3D Mars Marathon Valley Banner, displays of Apollo Command Module, Lander, Lunar Rover and Saturn V Rocket, 3D Printed Curiosity Rover Model and rotating Solar System, Mars soil simulant diorama, meteorite displays and NASA and Aldrich handouts.

 

ArtReach
OZOBOT City

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Technology
Ages: All Ages

Description: A hands-on, interactive exhibit where attendees will build a cardboard city that color coded OZOBOT robots will travel through.

 

Boston Scientific
Medical Device Exploration

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Biology, Engineering, Technology
Ages: Middle and High School (6-12)

Description: Explore medical devices and how they are used to help patients in various parts of the human body. Learn about how doctors use medical devices to improve a patient’s quality of life!

 

Chandra X-ray Observatory
NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory:  Exploring Exploding Stars and Black Holes

Location:  Gateway Park – 60 Prescott Street
Categories: 3D Printing, Science, Space
Ages: All Ages

Description: Come visit with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory to learn how space satellites talk to their controllers and send data back to Earth. Using 3D prints and virtual reality, explore for yourself the high-energy Universe, such as the insides of a star that exploded to leave behind the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A. Our first 100 visitors will get a NASA sticker!

*Check out the MA premiere of First light: Celebrating 20 years of Chandra X-ray Observatory at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30 & 2:30.  10:30 & 12:30 sessions followed by Q&A with NASA scientist!

 

Circuit Lab
Circuit Lab: Interactive Circuitry Classes for Kids

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Computer Science, Engineering, Robots, Technology
Ages: Elementary School (K-5)

Description: Circuit Lab is a local company that teaches electronics and computer programming classes for kids ages 5 to 14.
Come see what our innovative programs are all about, learn about upcoming class locations, and play with our interactive demonstration projects!

 

City of Worcester DPW&P
City of Worcester DPW&P CCTV Van

Location:  Gateway Park – Outside
Categories: Robots, Science, Technology
Ages: All Ages

Description: The City of Worcester runs a CCTV program that runs a small rover unit through City sewer lines to search for defects. This rover and computer program allow the City to record and process defects for repairs.

 

c-Link Systems, Inc.
Autonomous Robots and the Future

Location:  Discovery Row
Categories: Technology
Ages: All Ages

Description: Working display of autonomous omni-chassis robot and future scaled down functioning autonomous robots for STEM teaching.

 

Dassault Systems SOLIDWORKS Corp. **Sponsor*
SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: 3D Printing, Engineering, Technology
Ages: All Ages

Description: Introduce children 4 – 14 to the excitement of imagining and designing your own creations. Apps for Kids breaks down the design process into bite-sized tools to create, style, design, and engineer a concept and then present & share it with others.

 

David Clark Company Inc.
Pioneers In Communications and High Flight Personal Protection

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Aerospace
Ages: All Ages

Description: See leading edge communications systems. Touch and hear wireless and wired headsets and see how they interface with portable radios and with DC designed and fabricated intercom systems.  See and touch real high altitude flight suits worn by USAF and NASA flight crews. Find out how crewmembers eat and drink during their missions while flying at altitudes greater than 75,000 feet. You can try on an actual pressure suit helmet and a pair of gloves!  Come see us at the David Clark Company display booth!!

 

Discovery Museum
Hands-on Discovery for Families

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Science
Ages: Elementary School (K-5)

Description: The Discovery Museum of Acton, MA brings hands-on science activities mirroring those found within the museum. Adults and children can work together on fun table-top STEM based activities exploring magnets, engineering, light, and more.

 

DuPont
Photochemical Bluprinting

Location:  Gateway Park – Outside
Categories: Chemistry, Science
Ages: Elementary and Middle School (K-8)

Description: Join us to make your own camera-free photograph by placing objects directly onto light sensitive paper!  Learn how the photo-reactive products made by DuPont are used to manufacture Computer Chips used in smart devices you use every day!

 

EcoTarium
Stomp Rockets

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Aerospace, Engineering
Ages: Elementary School (K-5)

Description: Visit the EcoTarium table to create a rocket and see how high you can make it soar!

 

EcoTarium
Imagination Playground

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Engineering
Ages: Elementary School (K-5)

Description: Let your child’s imagination go wild with Imagination Playground, a mobile play system made up of big blue blocks in all kinds of fun sizes.  Watch them make objects such as animals, rocket ships, robots, houses and even cities!

 

FANSE Kids
STEAM based Food & Nutrition Education

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Food, Physics, Science
Ages: All Ages

Description: What is the connection between Fall foliage and our eyes? Do our eyes have a built-in sunscreen? What colors really make up sunlight or white light? Learn about food, nutrition and health through hands-on activities and demonstrations that utilize nature and science.Our mission is to create a generation of FANSE Kids, Food And Nutrition Science Empowered Kids, who can make healthy food choices independently. Our goal is to build healthy, food conscious children, families and ultimately healthy communities!

 

Fay School
Fay School Innovation Lab

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Engineering
Ages: Elementary and Middle School (K-8)

Description: Students at Fay School have an opportunity to work hands-on in many ways in our Innovation Lab and think like a professional designer.  Com see what our iLab has to offer fro grades K-9!  see and hear how inspiration from a middle school book led students to make their own wind turbine that conducts energy, add weight to a cup and make cars go faster down a ramp, or see what our older students have invented and presented to professionals in various companies around.  Plus more!

 

FIRST Robotic Team 6328
FIRST Robotics Competition Team 6328

Location:  Alden Hall
Categories: Robots
Ages: All Ages

Description: We will demo one of our FRC robots for attendees. We will also demo FLL (EV3) robots made by our FIRST Lego League (FLL) Teams.

 

FIRST Team 1100
FIRST Robotics FRC Team 1100

Location:  Alden Hall
Categories: Robots, Science, Technology
Ages: All Ages

Description:  FIRST Team 1100, “The T-Hawks” from Algonquin Regional High School in Northboro, MA is a robotics team for high school students. The Vision of FIRST is: “To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.”

Team 1100’s interactive exhibit will have robots that took the field in past FIRST Robotics Competitions. Participants can take control of our robot! Come and use our robot to launch balls and feel the excitement of FIRST Robotics!

 

FLIR Unmanned Ground Systems

Location:  Quad
Categories: Robots
Ages: All Ages

Description: FLIR Unmanned Ground Systems will be demonstrating several different types of robots used by the US Army, Marine Corp, and first-responders for reconnaissance and bomb disposal. Visitors will have the opportunity to drive some of the smaller robots.

 

Fun America at Roll On America
Fun America at Roll On America

Location:  Gateway Park – Outside
Categories: Engineering, Physics, Sports
Ages: All Ages

Description: Join us to see how STEM principles relate to the sport of roller skating! Hands on activities include a friction experiment, reverse engineering a roller skate and making a catapult.

 

GE
GE Engineering Challenge

Location:  Rubin Campus Center – Hagglund Room
Categories: Engineering
Ages: Elementary and Middle School (K-8)

Description: Design, test and iterate your zip line basket to carry a ping pong ball down the line as fast as possible! Learn about force, drag, friction and the engineering process as you develop your own basket!

 

Girl Scouts of Central and Western MA
AMAZING Arches with Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Engineering
Ages: Elementary School (K-5)

Description: Come have some hands-on fun and learn how to build arches and how they stay up!

 

Gordon Library
Make and Taste the Constellations

Location:  Gordon Library
Categories: Space
Ages: All Ages

Description: Join the Gordon Library in making marshmallow constellations while learning about star formations from different cultures.

 

iRobot
Cool and Practical Robots

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Robots
Ages: All Ages

Description: Come see cool and practical consumer robots up close and learn how they work.

 

Heart of New England Council BSA
Scout STEM Physics and Navigation

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Engineering,  Physics, Technology
Ages: Elementary and Middle School (K-8)

Description: Returning with our popular track with timers and adjustable cars. Visitors will make tuning adjustments and then do timed runs on the track to see the impact of changes on the performance of the car. Also, we will have an interactive display, on Topographical Maps, landforms Land Navigation. Our booth will display Scouts BSA registration information, and details about our STEM-NOVA program as well.

 

KitingUSA.com
The Aerodynamics of Kites

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Aerospace
Ages: Middle and High School (6-12)

Description: Kites have a history that spans thousands of years of learning, adventure, and experimentation in aviation. Today, kites can be used in the classroom to teach a wide variety of subjects. Kites can be used for relaxation or as an exciting vehicle to carry physics, mathematics, materials science, arts, crafts, and weather skyward!

 

Level Up Your Home
Connected Home Technology – Jetsons of Now

Location:  Foisie Innovation Studio
Categories: Computer Science, Technology
Ages: Middle School (6-8)

Description: Dive into hands on programming of internet based home technology products and wireless networking. See how voice control can drive changes in lighting, locks, temperature, security and entertainment.

 

LRIG-New England
Location:  Sports & Recreational Center
Categories:  STEM
Ages: Adult

Description: TouchTomorrow is brought to you in part through the generosity of LRIG. Learn about LRIG-New England, it’s members and mission.

 

MA Destination Imagination
Grape Crusher Challenge

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Engineering, Physics, Science
Ages: All Ages

Description: You have toothpicks, you have slips of paper but can you create something that will protect your grape when it’s subjected to the Grape Crusher!   Destination Imagination (DI) is a volunteer-led, educational non-profit organization that teaches 21st-century skills and STEM principles to kindergarten through university level students through collaborative problem-solving challenges. The standards-based challenges have both long and short-term components.

 

MA Destination Imagination
Paper Tower Challenge

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Engineering, Physics, Science
Ages: All Ages

Description: Using only the paper you are given, can you have a structure that is at least a foot tall and hold a variety of different objects, some flat, some round, some heavy, some light? How will you use the paper to meet the Paper Tower challenge?  Destination Imagination (DI) is a volunteer-led, educational non-profit organization that teaches 21st-century skills and STEM principles to kindergarten through university level students through collaborative problem-solving challenges. The standards-based challenges have both long and short-term components.

 

Mass Academy of Math and Science

Location:  Quad
Categories: Engineering, Science, Technology
Ages: Middle and High School (6-12)

Description: Visit the Mass Academy of Math and Science, WPI’s High School of Excellence, and check out our STEM challenges. Learn about science and have some fun in the process, and find out more about the Mass Academy from our students.

 

Massachusetts National Guard
STEM Robotics Seminar Demonstration

Location:  Quad – Parking Lot
Categories: Engineering, Robots, Technology
Ages: High School (9-12)

Description: The event challenges competitors to engineer a robot which can navigate a unique obstacle course in order to remove a simulated piece of ordnance within a specified time. Recognizing that no two districts or curricula are identical, we designed this set to be usable by any sized group with any possible time considerations

 

MassDiGI
Meet MassDiGI, play our games and have a blast!

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Technology
Ages: All Ages

Description: Drop by MassDiGI’s table and demo our latest early-stage games and meet the interns who are making them! MassDiGI, a statewide center for game development based at Becker College in Worcester, offers dozens of college and university students from around the world the opportunity to build games every summer and this is your chance to be one of the first to test them!

 

Massachusetts Pirates Arena Football
Affect of PSI on the Game of Football

Location:  Gateway Park – Lawn
Categories: Science, Sports
Ages: Elementary and Middle School (K-8)

Description: Participants will learn how the PSI of a football impacts the ability to both kick and throw a football!

 

Museum of Science, Boston
Avalanche!

Location:  Gateway Park – Outside
Categories: Engineering
Ages: All Ages

Description: A blizzard is coming! Engineer protective barriers to save snowboarders from a wild mountain avalanche. This drop-in activity gives participants a chance to plan, build, and test their designs against the forces of nature.

 

NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassadors Program
MOXIE: Preparing Oxygen on Mars

Location:
Categories: Chemistry, Engineering, Space
Ages: All Ages

Description: The Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment is better known as MOXIE. MOXIE is an instrument aboard the NASA’s upcoming Mars 2020 Rover. MOXIE will demonstrate a way that future explorers might produce oxygen from the Martian atmosphere for propellant and for breathing.

 

New England Water Works Association
NEWWA Youth Education Committee

Location:  Discovery Row
Categories: Engineering, Science
Ages: Elementary and Middle School (K-8)

Description: Stop by the New England Water Works Association Youth Education Committee table to explore water resources through hands-on activities and interactive displays.

 

Northeastern Engineering World Health (EWH)
Build Your Own Microscope

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Biology, Engineering, Technology
Ages: Middle School (6-8)

Description: Learn about portable microscopes used for medicine in low-resource settings by building your own microscope.  Then, test your microscopy skills with a matching game!

 

PawSox/Worcester Red Sox 
The Science of Baseball

Location:  Gateway Park – Lawn
Categories: Sports
Ages: All Ages

 

Petricore, Inc.
Petricore Games

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Computer Science, Technology
Ages: All Ages

Description: Come playtest the latest games being developed here in Worcester by Petricore! Learn about how games are made, and speak with the developers, producers, and artists who work together to create video games.

 

Project GUST
Color Changing Slime!

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Chemistry, Science
Ages: All Ages

Description: Project GUST (Girls Unlocking Science & Technology) works to introduce young girls to a variety of STEM opportunities.
Thermochromism is the property of substances to change color because of a change in temperature. You’ve probably seen it in action with mood rings or some thermometers. Everyone is welcome to come make their own heat-sensitive, color changing slime, and learn a bit about thermochromic materials in the process!

 

Quinsigamond Community College
QCC STEM Expo

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Technology
Ages: High School (9-12)

Description: Come see the latest STEM student project and our many undergraduate STEM programs.

 

Saint-Gobain – **Sponsor**
Invent yourself.  Reshape the world.

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Engineering
Ages: All Ages

Description: Science and engineering demonstrations  Learn about the sport of Luge, “the fastest sport on ice.”

 

Saint John’s High School Pioneer Robotics
Pioneer Robotics:  Much will be expected Lk 12: 48

Location:  Alden Hall
Categories: Robots, Science, Technology
Ages: All Ages

Description: Pioneer Robotics will allow people of all ages to play and work with one or more robots which perform simple tasks. Participants may compete in contests to most effectively drive the robots at their tasks.

 

Seres Therapeutics 
Leading the Microbiome Revolution

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Biology, Chemistry, Engineering
Ages: All Ages

Description: Ever wonder what’s going on in your gut? What’s the scoop with your poop?   The microbiome is a collection of microorganisms in your body, and Seres Therapeutics is leading the microbiome revolution! Seres is creating a new wave of medicines with a novel approach – aiming to restore a balance of good bacteria in the gut for treatment of infectious diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases and within immuno-oncology! Come visit the Seres booth to learn about our mission to treat diseases using microbiome therapeutics!

 

STEM BEGINNINGS LLC
Magnetic STEM

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Science
Ages: Elementary School (K-5)

Description: Let’s explore the power of Magnets! Children will have the opportunity to try some magnetic games, by fishing for objects that contain metal, or trying to maneuver around a maze with a magnet. They will also use a magnet to create some pictures within a frame of iron filings. At the end, children can create their very own “I LOVE STEM” magnet cards to bring home.

 

Technocopia 
Design, Learn, and Make with Technocopia

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Engineering
Ages: Elementary and Middle School (K-8)

Description: Come join Technocopia’s table for wood working and engineering! Good for ages 5+! Meet some of our staff and learn about our maker space located in downtown Worcester. It’s a place where we dream, learn, design and make!

 

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Plant Power!

Location:  Gateway Park – Outside
Categories: Animals, Biology, Physics
Ages: All Ages

Description: Stop by to get up close and personal with live plants and explore plant adaptations for survival. From storing water to seed dispersal, children of all ages will make observations, use scientific tools and create a craft that explores how plants disperse their seeds in autumn.

 

Tower Garden by Juice+

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Food
Ages: All Ages

Description: Tower Garden by Juice Plus+ is a highly efficient vertical aeroponic growing system that allows you to grow massive amounts of produce in a tiny amount of space.

 

Toysinbox 3D Printing
Fun with 3D Printing and 3D Scanning

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: 3D Printing
Ages: All Ages

Description: 3D printing is the future. Come and enjoy this amazing technology and get hands-on experience! We will help you 3D print a mini object that you can take home. It is also a great fun to examine the 3D objects we 3D printed in our store. If time permits, you may want to try our 3D scanning t and see yourself in 3D.

 

UMass Extension – 4-H YDP
4-H CS, Aerospace and Beyond

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Aerospace, Animals, Computer Science
Ages: All Ages

Description: 4-H Does that? Many have seen 4-H at fairs and are familiar with animal science projects, but 4-H does youth development around many project including computer science, aerospace and robotics. Stop by and check out some hands on activities, think outside the box with computer science and meet some of our 4-H’ers and volunteers. See resources around aerospace to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo mission to Mars. Check out our NEW CS Launch program and become one of the 100 groups to participate. The first 20 will receive a free National Youth Science Day kit.

 

UMassMemorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital, Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer Center
Cancer-Screening, Prevention, Early Detection

Location:  Gateway Park – 50 Prescott St.
Categories: Biology, Science
Ages: All Ages

Description: Exhibit includes model diseased pig’s lung, breast models with different size lumps for breast self exam education, smoking cessation, information on problems with vaping, sun safety.

 

Unruly Studios
Unruly Splats!

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Computer Science, Science, Technology
Ages: Elementary and Middle School (K-8)

Description: Unruly Splats are stompable, programmable tiles that light up, make noise, and sense when they’re stepped on. Using a block coding language, kids and adults can code their own recess-style games and play them on their Splats. There are no rules until YOU make them!   Stop by the Unruly table to play some of our favorite games and even try making your own. Time to get Unruly!

 

US Coast Guard
US Coast Guard Oil Spill Response

Location:  Gateway Park – 50 Prescott St.
Categories: Biology, Engineering, Science, Technology
Ages: All Ages

Description: One of the US Coast Guard’s mission is Marine Environmental Protection. Through the Marine Environmental Protection program, the Coast Guard develops and enforces regulations to stop unauthorized ocean dumping, and prevent oil spills. Attendees will perform hands on activities to clean up oily water using methods we employ on a bigger scale.

 

WGBH
WGBH-Peep and the Big Wide World

Location:  Alden Hall
Categories: Science
Ages: Elementary School (K-5)

Description: Come and try one of the new activities from the PEEP Family Science App! PEEP Family Science teaches preschool science concepts and skills that include making observations and comparisons, testing and problem solving, and communicating and sharing ideas.

 

WGBH-Curious George

Location:  Alden Hall
Categories: Science
Ages: Elementary School (K-5)

Description: Get curious with everyone’s favorite monkey! Try building a tower out of cups in this Curious George challenge!

 

WGBH-Design Squad Global: Pop Fly

Location:  Alden Hall
Categories: Engineering
Ages: Middle School (6-8)

Description: Build a device that can launch a ball into the air! Using paint stirrers and a wooden spool try to build a catapult that can send a ball flying. Can you build a lever that can get a ball to hit one of our targets?

 

WGBH-Design Squad Global:  Seismic Shake Up

Location:  Alden Hall
Categories: Engineering
Ages: Middle School (6-8)

Description: Your challenge is to build a structure 6 inches tall that can withstand an earthquake! Come test your design on our shake tables!

 

WGBH-Design Squad CHALLENGE

Location:  Alden Hall
Categories: Engineering
Ages: Middle School (6-8)

Description: Submit your middle-school age engineering team (2 to 6 people per team) for a hands-on engineering challenge with PBS KIDS Design Squad Global! We are challenging teams to build Rubber Band Cars and race them to see whose car is the fastest! Challenge materials will be supplied. You will have 50 minutes to build and test your creation. You can register your team HERE!

 

WGBH-PLUM Landing

Location:  Alden Hall
Categories: Animals, Biology, Science
Ages: Elementary School (K-5)

Description: Take a photo in the PLUM Landing photo booth and make a pledge to help the environment! Then check out new games and apps that encourage kids and their families to get outdoors and explore science in the natural world!

 

WGBH-NOVA Education

Location:  Alden Hall
Categories: Science
Ages: High School (9-12)

Description: Come check out cool apps, virtual reality resources!

 

Worcester Art Museum

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Technology
Ages: All Ages

Description: Stop by the Worcester Art Museum to learn many of the inventive ways people have learned to protect themselves in battle – from Chainmail (which is still used by butchers today!) to Plate armor.  Enjoy a chainmail making activity and talk with a knight in armor.  Information about studio classes, museum programming, and upcoming exhibits will also be available.

 

Worcester Bravehearts Baseball 
The Science of Baseball

Location:  Gateway Park – Lawn
Categories: Sports
Ages: Elementary School (K-5)

Description: Test your strength and predict how fast you can throw a baseball at the Worcester Bravehearts Science of Baseball booth. See how a radar gun works while it measures the speed of your pitches. Learn how using your entire body when throwing can increase the speed of your throws, and then try to predict the correct speed of your final toss!

 

Worcester Fire Dept.
Technology in Fire Services

Location:  Gateway Park – 50 Prescott St.
Categories: Fire
Ages: All Ages

Description: The Worcester Fire Department will be guiding guests through a hands-on presentation of the tools they use every day. These tools include thermal imaging cameras, Pak Tracker and the IPADS used on the apparatus to track calls and call locations. The demonstrations will be interactive allowing visitors to experience the technology firefighters use in their daily tasks.

 

Worcester Historical Museum
To Worcester & Beyond

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Space
Ages: All Ages

Description: Join Worcester Historical Muesum to learn about the different Worcester companies that played a role in man landing on the moon in 1969. Plus – get a selfie with Dr. Robert Goddard – Worcester native and Father of Modern Rocketry.

 

Worcester Public Library
Coding Fun!

Location: Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Computer Science, Robots, Technology
Ages: Elementary School (K-5)

Description: Worcester Public Library has STEM resources for kids of all ages.  Come try our Code and Go Robot Mouse–just one of the fun tech toys that helps kids learn to code.  Pick up a copy of our latest science-based book list and learn more about the summer reading at the library when well be blasting off for a summer of fun, space-themed activities!

 

Worcester Railers HC
Hockey Stick Evolution

Location:  Gateway Park – Lawn
Categories: Sports
Ages: Elementary School (K-5)

Description: Check out our hockey stick collection and test your shot at our Railers Shootout Inflatable!  We’ll be describing how the evolution of hockey sticks has impacted the game of hockey.

 

WPI Alumni Relations/Alumni Association
Alumni Welcome Tent

Location:  Quad
Categories: Engineering, Science, Technology
Ages: All Ages

Description: Official Welcome site for WPI alumni and their families–snacks and giveaways for alumni, a shady spot to rest and plan the rest of your TouchTomorrow visit.

 

WPI Alumnus – Oobleck
Crazy Oobleck

Location:  Quad
Categories: Science
Ages: All Ages

Description: Stop by to be amused by weird action exhibited by oobleck that is placed on vibrating surfaces. Not a liquid, not a solid.. what is it?

 

WPI Football
Technology and Football

Location:  Gateway Park – Outside
Categories: Sports
Ages: Middle School (6-8)

Description: Come learn how helmet technology has advanced throughout the years and how “robots” have made the game safer and more fun!

 

Young Rembrandts of SW Boston/Central MA 

Location:  Sports & Recreation Center
Categories: Engineering
Ages: Elementary School (K-5)

Description: Art has a special significance to learning because it is a  visual, tactile medium that meets children in their learning need.  As the foundation of all visual art, Drawing helps solidify learning in a powerful way as it incorporates in to any subject matter. Come visit us at Touch Tomorrow where we will have drawing sheets available throughout the day, as well as demo lessons throughout the course of the event. Tap in to your creativity,  taking 2D to 3D!