Project Exploration

Changing the Face of Science

Project Exploration has been at the forefront of impacting under-served communities and youth by delivering STEM education programs and influencing a citywide conversation that aims to combat STEM deserts through partnership development. At the core of PE’s mission we see STEM education as an imperative and social justice issue.

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Project Exploration creates transformative learning opportunities for youth underrepresented in the sciences — particularly students of color and girls — by equipping them with the skills, practices, and mindset needed for a lifelong pursuit of learning.

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Programs with STEM Mentors

Students Served

Project Exploration aims to increase traditionally underrepresented populations in STEM careers while integrating STEM learning and experiences into everyday life.

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Engaging Families at the West Side STEM Learning Center

Project Exploration has cultivated deep relationships with key stakeholders in the Austin neighborhood in the effort to identify and close opportunity gaps in the STEM learning ecosystem for the community’s youth.

Project Exploration at Summer of Opportunity

Walking down Harrison Street in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood on Friday, August 17th provided an inspiring and uplifting vision. Community members gathered together for BUILD’s Summer of Opportunity Community Celebration. This year, the Summer of Opportunity event...

STEM Education Brings Prosperity, Preparedness, and Opportunity

STEM Education Brings Prosperity, Preparedness, and Opportunity Since 1999, Project Exploration has delivered access to STEM learning opportunities and has valued the support from corporate supporters. The STEM Education Coalition, reported that a survey of CEOs of...

Upcoming Events

May 10, 2018

Project Exploration Meet and Greet

Interested in getting involved with PE and help lead student activities? Attend the Project Exploration Junior Board On-boarding meeting!
Eventbrite - Project Exploration Junior Board On-boarding Meeting
JUNE 4, 2018

Project Exploration Summer Kick-off at Lagunitas!

Join Project Exploration for a night of fun, laughs, door prize drawings, and enjoy a locally brewed beer while supporting STEM education!


Eventbrite - Project Exploration's Lagunitas Summer Kick-off!!!

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