Centers and Institutes


The Innovative Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Explore project engages rising 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade minority students in a three-year STEM technology program that includes a four-week summer program, hands-on field experience, and Saturday Academy during the academic year.

The program uses a project-based framework designed to provide students with challenging technological learning experiences. The project exposes students to innovation and creativity in STEM disciplines within the context of real-world problem-solving scenarios using entrepreneurial concepts in order to promote academic success in middle school and high school and prepare students academically to attend a college or university. The program began in summer 2019 and concludes following the summer 2021 session.

iSTEM-Xe Curriculum

The Innovative Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Explore project offers a rigorous and stimulating curriculum of project- and inquiry-based learning activities that explore principles related to STEM education and careers. The curriculum also includes hour-long classes of advanced mathematics, science, English, and innovation.

You may read more about our program in the STELAR program spotlight