More than a dozen Project Exploration students showcased their engineering tech skills yesterday morning with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg during their spring break "Motorama" program. Highlights from that visit appeared on ABC's 6pm News aand...read more
Dear Friends, As the new chair of the board of directors, I am excited to update you on promising developments at Project Exploration. Over the past several months, the board and staff have been focused on mitigating the effects of a cash crisis that occurred in...read more
We are excited to announce our PRIVATE AUCTION! Thanks to a generous donor we have four of the hottest tickets in town available for friends of Project Exploration. The auction will run March 11-March 22nd at 5pm CST.read more
“The way Project Exploration combines youth development and science education is, bar none, the most exciting idea I’ve encountered in a long time,” Natasha says. “Now that I’ve lead some Sisters4Science sessions, it is so clear to me how important and powerful the relationships between the students and us adult role-models is. We’re really engaging them at their level, and that’s why these programs are so successful. I’m really looking forward to meeting more students and seeing this approach at work in different contexts.”read more
Co-founder and Senior Explorer Gabrielle Lyon has joined Mayor Emmanuel’s newly-formed Technology Industry Diversity Council as co-chairread more
Natasha Smith-Walker brings over 15 years of experience in youth development and education to Project Exploration. Her career has included classroom teaching and numerous administrative and educational roles in Chicago’s out-of-school time landscape, including...read more
Project Exploration has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring!
President Obama has named Project Exploration one of the 2009 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring, the White House announced today. Project Exploration was one of only three organizations cited, and...read more