Hanny visited the West Side STEM Learning Center (SLC) during our first week of summer camp, and led an activity with the students, a coin purse made from Capri Sun pouches, while explaining to them how she came up with the bag design, how she sourced the manufacturing in China and the logistics on getting them shipped to her warehouse here in Illinois.
During the eight week camp, students have had the opportunity to dissect frogs and sharks, program robots, build wind chimes and ArtBots, build a water pump designed for use on Mars, and learn all about the mechanics that go into building a race car.
Chicago Public School High School Graduates Pursuing a STEM Related Degree or Program Participate in Inaugural STEM Signing Day 2018. Signing days traditionally have been opportunities to celebrate athletes, but this year high school seniors from across our city will be celebrated as they make their commitment to attend either a two or four-year college or university and pursue a STEM degree or program. These students will be recognized for applying their talents in pursuit of careers in STEM fields by Boeing, Motorola Solutions Foundation, and the Mayor’s Office.
The PE team retreat held at Glenhagen Farm Retreat, in Princeton, IL brought together a newly restructured team.
Project Exploration works to ensure STEM summer programs are hands-on, rigorous, and fun! We aim to foster natural curiosity and inquiry, so participants begin to design their questions and problems, in addition to solutions.
“What stands out to me about Project Exploration is that they seek to take advantage of the demand for STEM educated professionals by providing STEM-related opportunities to underfunded and underserved communities in Chicago.” - Maximilian Esterhammer-Ficsettings West...
Project Exploration was selected from 92 applications from 82 communities across 35 states, representing more than 1,800 nonprofits, companies, school districts, and local government partners. Project Exploration (PE) is honored to have been selected as a finalist in the US2020 Challenge.
At the end of the Spring semester, Project Exploration has an event called Reflection of Knowledge. Reflection of Knowledge is a way that the students in our Sisters4Science and Brothers4Science programs to be recognized and given the opportunity to lead scientific presentations to family, friends, and corporate guests.
On April 13, 2018, Project Exploration kicked off its NSF-funded award, Project SYSTEMIC, by convening the Austin STEM Leadership Board. Our inaugural meeting took place at the new West Side STEM Learning Center, located in the George Leland Elementary School annex building.