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!
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!
Project Exploration has been committed to developing STEM learning opportunities in the Austin community and thrilled to bring Sisters4Science to Spencer Elementary Technology Academy. Arionna an 8th grader at Spencer joined Sisters4Science because the name peaked her interest, she was curious, she loves chemistry and wanted to try something new.
Project Exploration (PE) values providing our students with the opportunity to celebrate their successes and share what they have learned with their peers, parents, STEM Facilitators and community.
Project Exploration believes that all children should be allowed to explore their curiosity and learn new things. We are proud to introduce you to a young man that is doing just that!
“The greatest privilege of teaching is witnessing the girls’ tenacity and vibrancy”
The last few weeks have been very enjoyable, and the girls were thrilled with each experiment and activity!
The Environmental Adventures team learns about the science of food!
Facilitator Torri Hampton writes about her experience so far with Sisters4Science