“The way Project Exploration combines youth development and science education is, bar none, the most exciting idea I’ve encountered in a long time,” Natasha says. “Now that I’ve lead some Sisters4Science sessions, it is so clear to me how important and powerful the relationships between the students and us adult role-models is. We’re really engaging them at their level, and that’s why these programs are so successful. I’m really looking forward to meeting more students and seeing this approach at work in different contexts.”
Co-founder and Senior Explorer Gabrielle Lyon has joined Mayor Emmanuel’s newly-formed Technology Industry Diversity Council as co-chair
Natasha Smith-Walker brings over 15 years of experience in youth development and education to Project Exploration. Her career has included classroom teaching and numerous administrative and educational roles in Chicago’s out-of-school time landscape, including serving as Director of Education at the James Jordan Boys and Girls Club and Family Life Center and Mayor Daley’s YouthNet […]
Project Exploration has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring!
President Obama has named Project Exploration one of the 2009 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring, the White House announced today. Project Exploration was one of only three organizations cited, and the only one in Illinois; 19 individuals were also recognized. “It’s an incredible thrill to have our […]