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Project Exploration Continues to Look at Assets in Austin On Thursday, August 1st, PE, along with Chicago City of Learning, Digital Youth Network, and Northwestern and DePaul Universities, hosted an Austin Asset-Mapping Workshop to discuss physical assets in the...
Project Exploration Launches Rockets!

Project Exploration Launches Rockets!

“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.”

Spring Programs Wrap-Up at Project Exploration

Spring Programs Wrap-Up at Project Exploration

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.

STEM Learning During School Breaks

STEM Learning During School Breaks

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 at Summer of Opportunity

Project Exploration at Summer of Opportunity

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...

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