Meet Kamentha, PE’s Operations Director!

Project Exploration’s Team Expands!
Project Exploration is pleased to welcome Kamentha Pillay who is now serving as Operations Director. Kamentha started this role in March and has had a whirlwind of an experience so far! In the last two months she has been on live TV, she has met CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, and helped PE to hit the reset button with internal systems and procedures.

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Taking a Bite out of Apple

Taking a Bite out of Apple

Chicago Public School had Spring Break from Monday, March 26 to Friday, March 30th. A group of fifteen motivated high school students from the west side attended a Apple Coding Boot Camp.

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Authentic STEM Experiences Help Change the Face of Science

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!

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The role of STEM mentors, it makes a difference!

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!

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