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.

Going Green for Project Exploration!

Monday, April 24, 2017

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Project Exploration invites you to join us at Half Acre Beer Company, built in 2008 it’s one of the first production breweries in Chicago.

If you believe that science education matters then this is the event to support! For the past 18 years, PE has nurtured students’ natural curiosity and inquiry about the world around them.

All proceeds from this event will directly support bringing the joy of science, technology and engineering to students who generally do not have that opportunity.

This event includes 3 hours of unlimited beverages, heavy appetizers, a tour of the brewery and souvenir glass!

But most importantly it supports PE’s ability to Change the Face of Science!

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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.


Shades of Green Podcast

Project Exploration Program Director Jaclyn Carmichael and Program Coordinator Kiara Byrd were featured on Juanita Garcia's Podcast "Shades Of Green"

Sisters4Science – Funston: What Happens During a Heart Attack?

The Sisters4Science learn about saving lives with CPR and an incredible heart attack survival story

Brothers4Science – Funston: The New American Dream

Thank you to the Dyson Foundation for helping us grow the S.T.E.M industry as we constantly expose students to new careers!