Project Exploration (PE) works to find ways to engage our participants in real-world and authentic experiences. In our middle school programs, we provide trips to various STEM rich institutions in Chicago to build their understanding of STEM in everyday careers. With our high school programs that focus on a STEM specific discipline, identifying authentic experiences becomes more creative. However, with effective partnerships we find organizations willing and ready to help us fulfill this goal!
One of the cornerstone principles of Project Exploration (PE) programs is to provide our students with mentors and role models that will be positive influences on their education and personal goals. One of the ways PE does this is in the training and development of our STEM Facilitators to provide engaging and interesting activities for our students! Not only is it important for our Facilitators to be engaging, we also need them to be relatable to our students. This is the way in which to really establish connections with our students that will keep them coming back to program!
“Welcome to 2017 at Project Exploration! We are so excited for all that we have planned for this Spring semester in our programs!”
Carlos Matallana recounts building flying devices with the Funtston Brothers4Science boys.