As Project Exploration turns 20, we wish to acknowledge the alumni who have been positively impacted by the program and to offer their perspectives as a means of expressing why we provide the programs that we do. Our core values of equity, authentic and meaningful experiences, and students are at the center of how Project EXploration continues to brings hope and change to generations to come.
Heather shared advice to her younger self and to current Project Exploration students, saying “there’s no exact and linear path through life or through a career. There are so many ways to apply your skills and passions! Don’t be afraid to take risks and pursue opportunities, even if they don’t quite fit with the norm.
Project Exploration has a history of bringing scientists and students together to investigate real science and build meaningful relationships. This model has a positive impact for everyone involved, including practicing scientists, whom we know are often looking for ways to share their expertise and passion for the sciences with young people.
Katrina Miller a University of Chicago Physics PhD candidate and particle astrophysics researcher from Meza, Arizona was drawn to Project Exploration’s motto, “Changing the Face of Science”. As she reflects on her own experience she would have loved to have been in a program that introduced her to the sciences when she was younger.
The Sisters4Science learn about saving lives with CPR and an incredible heart attack survival story
Thank you to the Dyson Foundation for helping us grow the S.T.E.M industry as we constantly expose students to new careers!