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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Latest News

Boeing Youth Lab Launches PE Students

Project Exploration has partnered with the Boeing Company to bring students from Chicago’s west and south side to work with Boeing employees and participate in a daylong rocket design challenge.

Meet Project Exploration’s New Program Director, Sarah Tinsman!

Introducing Sarah Tinsman, Project Exploration’s New Program Director Sarah Tinsman is Project Exploration’s newest team member.  She has jumped in with an emphasis on overseeing Programs and a new project in response to COVID-19, STEM@HOME. Every child, regardless of...

Inspire STEM for the Future! PE’s First Annual Black History Celebration

Project Exploration’s West Side STEM Learning Center (SLC) hosted its first annual Black History Month celebration. Inspire STEM for our Future, offered students, their families, and other members of the community the chance to experience the learning opportunities provided at the SLC.

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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