Worcester Polytechnic Institute and WGBH will present Touch Tomorrow — a festival of science, technology, and robots — on Saturday, June 8, 10AM-4PM at WPI (directions). It’s family-friendly, fun, free, and open to all ages — with a particular focus on what’s interesting for middle- and high-school students. Programming includes hands-on activities, exhibits, presentations, and the high-school FIRST robotics competition, BattleCry (in which the Newton LigerBots will compete). WPI faculty and students will open their labs and share their work and engage the public in hands-on activities and demonstrations. Registration beforehand is appreciated.
WGBH will host the Design Squad Team Challenge competition for teams of 2-6 students in Grades 5-8 to design and build rubber-band cars for speed.