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.
Juanita did not see herself exploring science or engineering because of her perceived challenge with math. However, through her internship, she was introduced to data analysis and developing spreadsheets. Her ability to tell a story using data boosted her confidence since she now saw math differently.
“Environmental Adventures closes out another great season with a firework display of student led projects, professional guest speakers, and a very special field trip.”
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!
The last few weeks have been very enjoyable, and the girls were thrilled with each experiment and activity!