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The Underacknowledged History of Women in STEM

Historically, the scientific achievements of women have been overlooked and undervalued across the globe. In fact, women are represented in only 0.5% of all recorded history, according to The Representation Project! Although, it is important to understand that this...

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Highlighting Volunteers!

Highlighting Volunteers!

This month’s Mentor of the Moment is Steve Shaheen. After seeing our call to create an intentional impact in our communities, Steve was inspired by PE’s mission to serve underrepresented youth in Chicago to volunteer. As a pipeline engineer at BP, Steve brought his...

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Introducing Virtual Lunchroom

Introducing Virtual Lunchroom

Virtual Lunchroom, Innovating Ways to Connect! As we entered a period of uncertainty and imminent quarantine due to COVID-19 at Project Exploration (PE), we took it as an opportunity to innovate and continue to provide opportunities to youth underrepresented in the...

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Project Exploration Introduces the STEM Bus!

Project Exploration Introduces the STEM Bus!

Family Comes First Project Exploration (PE) creates transformative STEM learning opportunities for youth underrepresented in the sciences –particularly students of color and girls — by reducing or removing barriers to STEM education and career possibilities. And, we...

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Project Exploration’s Exceptional Summer of STEAM

Project Exploration’s Exceptional Summer of STEAM

PE's Exceptional Summer of STEAM This summer, while not what we had planned, was better than we could've expected! PE ran two camps – one through the Chicago Park District, where we live-streamed into 15 different parks and one directly into our enrolled PE students'...

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Expanding STEM Access

Expanding STEM Access

'Enter' the Summer with 'Inter' net. A large part of Project Exploration’s mission is to increase youth and family access to quality STEM experiences in formal and informal settings, from cradle to career. As we began to design summer programming, we saw a need that...

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Why We Give, Tinsman Family Reflection

Why We Give, Tinsman Family Reflection

The Value of Education  Education is very important to both Peter and Heather Tinsman. They recognize that having the ability to get a good education does not happen for everyone and know that they were both fortunate to have their education paid for. Because their...

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