“When you launch in a rocket, you’re not really flying that rocket. “The deeper the journey into inner space, the further the possibilities in outer space.” – this is very important – so you don’t have to carry the return fuel when you go there.” “Rocket science is tough, and rockets have a way of failing.”
Project Exploration hosted its 20th annual Reflection of Knowledge at Cisco Meraki on Thursday, May 16, 2019. This year, the Reflection of Knowledge brought together nearly 50 youth from Sisters4Science, Brothers4Science, and the West Side STEM Learning Center. Each program shared their favorite project from the year, presenting their findings and highlighting the challenges and how they worked through them.
Project Exploration values the connection students make to real STEM experiences. Creating opportunities to expose students to STEM mentors and STEM-related environments has been a hallmark of Project Exploration programs. We always seek opportunities where our students can meet STEM professionals and can take trips to labs, nature centers, and corporations. These experiences build our students ability to see the options available to them if they are interested in STEM fields.
Project Exploration Professional Development Kelsey Galante, Chicago STEM Co-op Manager, attended a mini-conference hosted by the Tampa Bay STEM Network. She was among almost 50 STEM educators who engaged in professional development workshops provided by WozU...
Meet Lisa Heineman, Project Exploration’s Newest Team MemberLisa Heineman is Project Exploration’s new Program Manager. She is jumping feet first into the position and is ready to take on our Youth Science Pathway programs this spring! She is excited to be working...
Project Exploration is celebrating 20 years of Changing the Face of Science and featuring students, staff and a host of others impacted by our work. Meet Jameela Jafri!
There are also potential dips in academic achievement during extended times away from the classroom over the winter season. “Similar to summer learning loss, winter learning loss tends to have a greater impact on students who might have less access to scholastic resources at home (Education Post).” At the West Side STEM Learning Center (SLC), Project Exploration successfully hosted its first Winter Break Program on January 2-4 in an effort to keep students engaged during the out-of-school time.
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.
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...