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.
PROJECT EXPLORATION COORDINATING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TEN80 STUDENT RACING CHALLENGE IN CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS SPONSORED BY THE U.S. ARMY
Students Collaborate, Create & Compete in Student Racing Challenge CHICAGO, Il. (October 9, 2013) — Chicago Public Schools and local science-education non-profit Project Exploration are partnering with the U.S. Army-sponsored Ten80 Student Racing Challenge to bring the exciting science of race car driving to CPS students and educators over the next school year. On October […]
Project Exploration is partnering with U.S. Army, LAB-AIDS, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Ten80 to implement the STEM NASCAR Student Racing Challenge in 10 Chicago Public High Schools and Middle Schools. Ten80 is a project-based learning program that challenges students in and out of schools to optimize the performance of 1:10 scale radio controlled cars.
For six weeks this summer, more than a dozen youth participated in a Project Exploration program that explored three different scientific fields, as well as methods for communicating both science and their experiences to the public. Led by Elena Schroeter Ph.D. Candidate, this first-ever STEM Discoveries Program incorporated two weeks of paleontology, one week of […]
A Chicago program called Project Exploration is helping low-income kids discover practical applications for science, math and engineering by introducing them to careers they might not ordinarily have considered. NBC’s Rehema Ellis reports. http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/52279311/#52279311
Spearheaded by Project Exploration, a community-based alliance of youth development and STEM education professionals released the first comprehensive city-wide survey and analysis of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) opportunities in out-of-school time. It identified the breadth of programs and gaps in service, and recommended better citywide coordination and expanded outreach to underrepresented communities, especially […]