Project Exploration provides a variety of innovative science-related programs to ensure access and equity for students who may not normally be engaged by traditional schooling.  This year PE expanded programming by offering an all boys program as well as high school programs.



Girl’s Heath and Science Day 2016 presented by Project Exploration brought nearly 150 elementary-age girls to the University of Chicago campus for a day of health and wellness.  The students participated in information workshops that covered topics such as sexual identity, self defense, healthy eating and your digital footprint.

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Our diverse team brings a combination of various skills, experiences and expertise to supporting the development, delivery, implementation and evaluation of programs.  Bringing together a range of backgrounds this team works collaboratively to achieve the common goal of meeting students where they are and bringing high quality, hands on science programs.

Winter “Wine”derland!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Project Exploration is thrilled to partner with Vin Chicago a family run operation that has been selling wine since 1934, who will be providing a fine selection of wines for a relaxing evening of classical music and selection of appetizers. In addition, Vin Chicago has curated a wonderful selection of wines that you can walk away with.

Garam Kim, Neuroscientist, Violinist and PE Board Member

Garam Kim, Neuroscientist, Violinist and PE Board Member

We also invite you to meet our newest board member and accomplished Violinist Garam Kim. Garam has performed as concerto soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. She will be our lead performer.

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Project Exploration empowers and mentors underrepresented youth through science, technology and engineering out-of-school-time experiential programs led by university students and skilled professionals.


March Stem Professional Highlight: Ernest Williams

"Project Exploration is proud to feature this month's STEM Professional: Ernest Williams!"

March STEM Facilitator Highlight: Karen Duquette

"This month's STEM Facilitator that we are proud to highlight is Karen Duquette!"

February was Packed With STEM Professionals at Ariel Sisters4Science

"At Ariel this February, despite having one day off for President’s Day, we had a jam-packed month!"