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  • Chromatography in Forensics!
    Forensic Investigators – Week 2: Dig Deeper into the Forensic World Forensic Investigators – Week 2: Dig Deeper into the Forensic World

    Forensic Investigators – Week 2: Dig Deeper into the Forensic World

Forensic Investigators – Week 2: Dig Deeper into the Forensic World

Our forensic crews are back for another week in Forensic Investigators.

  • The students had the opportunity to learn from a scientist from the Illinois State Police Forensic Science Center, Mr. Moses Boyd, and did an experiment using fake specimens.
    Forensic Investigators – Week 1: CSI vs. Real World Forensics Forensic Investigators – Week 1: CSI vs. Real World Forensics

    Forensic Investigators – Week 1: CSI vs. Real World Forensics

Forensic Investigators – Week 1: CSI vs. Real World Forensics

Welcome Forensic Investigators! On a sun-bright summer day, we welcomed our awesome summer forensic crew.

  • Girl's Health and Science Day
    14th Annual Girl’s Health and Science Day 14th Annual Girl’s Health and Science Day

    14th Annual Girl’s Health and Science Day

14th Annual Girl’s Health and Science Day

The 14th annual Girl’s Heath and Science day presented by Project Exploration brought nearly 200 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.

  • Capture
    Student Journalists Profile a Civil Engineer Student Journalists Profile a Civil Engineer

    Student Journalists Profile a Civil Engineer

Student Journalists Profile a Civil Engineer

YSM student journalists had the opportunity to profile civil engineer Kelsey A. Taylor, P.E.

  • Testing iterations.
    Mindstorming the Union League with Tata Consultancy Service Mindstorming the Union League with Tata Consultancy Service

    Mindstorming the Union League with Tata Consultancy Service

Mindstorming the Union League with Tata Consultancy Service

Over spring break 15 students, 1 instructor, 1 alum of Project Exploration and countless engineers from Tata Consultancy Service (TCS) convened at the Union League Boys and Girls Club to conquer Lego Mindstorms!  Students learned the basics of HTML (HyperText Markup Language) used to program Web Pages. Terms such as tags, headers, body and more were explored. The boys quickly got the terminology and its functionality, embedding images, links, adjusting the color and size on their own webpages. A journal activity was included into the program to explore different topics. For this specific program we chose Fear, an emotion that could trigger solutions or numb us in matter of seconds. Boys starting by defining what is fear for them in a group discussion, then they were asked to list five of their own personal fears. Volunteer engineers from TCS  lead students through coding and programming the robots they built in teams the previous day. Each team coded basic exercises such as moving it forward, backwards, then rotation. Features such as speed and motors control were explored as well. The goal this time was to use the basic features of the robot and follow a red path using a special feature these robots have which is a scanner capable of reading seven different colors. The Beatles team won one minute before the time was up. It was an emotional moment for everyone considering the fact that they had a couple of hours to familiarize with the software and this very last task was resolved by the kids themselves not volunteers involved.   After a day of  building their robot, then a day of programming the students had the final challenge. This time each robot’s team were to identify four different colors […]

  • goIT students using teamwork to build robots.
    Bringing out Inner Engineers in Each Student Bringing out Inner Engineers in Each Student

    Bringing out Inner Engineers in Each Student

Bringing out Inner Engineers in Each Student

Day one of the Spring STEM Exploration – goIT.
goIT is designed to provide students from different neighborhoods, schools, and ethnic backgrounds the ability to learn about robotics, programming, and html.

  • Thank you Louesa!  We had a blast!!!
    Sisters4Science Spring Exploration Sisters4Science Spring Exploration

    Sisters4Science Spring Exploration

Sisters4Science Spring Exploration

Student assistant Shelby recaps the S4S Spring Science Camp.

  • Natasha Wadlington
    Project Exploration News Myth Busters- Brain Project Exploration News Myth Busters- Brain

    Project Exploration News Myth Busters- Brain

Project Exploration News Myth Busters- Brain

Project Exploration’s Youth Science and Media students at Young Women’s Leadership Charter School interview a scientist to dispel the popular myth, “We Only Use 10 Percent of Our Brain.”

  • Joe Austin
    Project Exploration News Myth Busters- Plants Project Exploration News Myth Busters- Plants

    Project Exploration News Myth Busters- Plants

Project Exploration News Myth Busters- Plants

Project Exploration’s Youth Science and Media students at Young Women’s Leadership Charter School interview a scientist to dispel the popular myth, “You Can’t Drown a Plant.”

  • Lauren Krieg (Albert Pick Jr. Fund) and Christy Uchida (Brinson Foundation)
    Chicago STEM Pathways Cooperative Convenes Chicago STEM Pathways Cooperative Convenes

    Chicago STEM Pathways Cooperative Convenes

Chicago STEM Pathways Cooperative Convenes

On February 28th, representatives from STEM OST networks, the Chicago Office of the Mayor, and a variety of local funding agencies at the Chicago Community Trust met for a review of the findings of the 2012 report, as well as a review of other local networks.