Program Manager, Kiara Byrd shares her StartingBloc Fellowship Experience Kiara had the opportunity to participate in the 5-day StartingBloc Institute, where she became a Fellow within the StartingBloc community. StartingBloc is a social innovation...read more
Project Exploration (PE) and Argonne National Laboratory work together and bring a new program to PE’s Sisters4Science (S4S) program. Kelly Sturner, Argonne’s Learning Lab Instructor brought Argonne’s CodeGIrls to middle school girls.read more
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.
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.read more
Students in PE's Environmental Adventures connect with real science and scientist! Project Exploration values the importance of providing students with authentic experiences that puts them at the center of real science with real scientists. This Spring 2018,...read more
Project Exploration, one of five Chicago-area non-profit organizations was a winner of the Project Innovation grant awarded by NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago and the NBCUniversal Foundation.read more
Project Exploration is preparing for two events that will bring girls from all across the City to participate in a week-long STEM Spring Break Camp and a day long conference, Girls’ Health and Science Day!read more
On January 22nd Project Exploration hosted a community open house event called, ‘Celebrating a New Year in STEM Learning’. As the title suggests, the objective of this event was to celebrate the opening and future potential of the West Side STEM Learning Center as well as highlight the incredible work already taking place in Austin. Community stakeholders, students, and parents alike explored six different classrooms and a hallway full of engaging STEM activities. Over 50 guests registered for the event and attendees were able to participate in various activities, from creating paper rockets to touching real local specimens to creating musical instruments.read more
Project Exploration has a history of bringing scientists and students together to investigate real science and build meaningful relationships. This model has a positive impact for everyone involved, including practicing scientists, whom we know are often looking for ways to share their expertise and passion for the sciences with young people.read more