Year Round Expeditions

 

Project Scientist has you covered parents! When school is closed for teachers, our STEM programs and expeditions have you covered for all girls ages 4 to 12! Have your girls join the Project Scientist team as we explore and learn from exciting local STEM companies and universities. Our popular Expedition program brings home the relevance of STEM to girls through getting a VIP behind the scenes look at companies and hearing from female STEM professionals. Tours of University campuses provide a glimpse of what college life is like and hearing from female STEM majors gives girls the vision that they too can succeed in science, technology, engineering, and math.

During the school year in Charlotte, Pasadena, Los Angeles, Orange County, and St. Paul, we offer full day Expeditions when schools are closed, offering parents an exciting and educational full-day option for their girls ages 4 to 12.

Pasadena

Takeda

Date: Monday, January 20

Times: 8:30a-9:00a (drop-off) to 4:30p-5:00p (pick-up)

Please pack a full water bottle and two snacks for the expedition. Takeda will be sponsoring luch, but feel free to pack a lunch.

Price: $150/individual, $250 for two siblings

University Host / Bus Pick-up Location: Caltech

Come join us for our Martin Luther King Jr. Day Expedition with Takeda! We have a unique opportunity to visit with the Takeda team to learn about the work they do in underserved patient communities as they focus on rare diseases through research and development in the biotech space. The scientists will have the chance to tour the facilities, including laboratory and manufacturing spaces, and through demonstrations and hands-on activities. The girls will be encouraged to think like a biomedical engineer, geneticist, or pharmacist. Expanding on this, the girls will be able to meet with the women who operate, design, and test the products they will see onsite. It will be an amazing day you won’t want to miss!

REGISTER HERE!

Charlotte 

Albemarle 

Date: Monday, February 17

Times: 8:30a-9:00a (drop-off) to 4:30p-5:00p (pick-up)

Please pack a full water bottle and two snacks for the expedition.

Price: $150/individual, $250 for two siblings

University Host / Bus Pick-up Location: First Ward Elementary School

Come join us for our Presidents' Day Expedition with Albemarle! Your young scientists will learn from the women at Albemarle about the many different roles at this company and see how they all work together. Students will jump from department to department, taking apart computers to see how different parts work, conducting chemical experiments like the chemists at the Albemarle lab, and learning how to use a Surface Hub — a giant, 7-foot wide touch screen tablet with video chatting capabilities! It will be a great day, and we hope you can join us!

REGISTER HERE!

Orange County

USC with GWIS LA

Date: Monday, January 20

Times: 8:30a-9:00a (drop-off) to 4:30p-5:00p (pick-up)

Please pack a lunch, full water bottle, and two snacks for the Expedition.

Price: $150/individual, $250 for two siblings

University Host / Bus Pick-up Location: UC Irvine

Come join us for our MLK Day Expedition with the women of Los Angeles’s Chapter of GWIS - Graduate Women in Science. They have planned an amazing day for your young scientists. We will spend the day speaking to female students and faculty, exploring the various departments and colleges at USC, including engineering, chemistry, biology and more, and engaging in hands-on activities and STEM challenges. We are excited to see the broader USC campus and spend the day learning all about the research being completed at USC by these amazing women.

REGISTER HERE!

Los Angeles

Moore Laboratory of Zoology at Occidental College

Date: Monday, January 20 

Times: 8:30a-9:00a (drop-off) to 4:30p-5:00p (pick-up)

Please pack a lunch, full water bottle, and two snacks for the Expedition.

Price: $150/individual, $250 for two siblings

University Host / Bus Pick-up Location: USC Campus

Come join us for our MLK Day Expedition to Occidental College to visit with the Moore Lab of Zoology! Your young scientists will learn all about the amazing research that is being completed next door to our Academy site. With the faculty, students, and researchers of the Moore Lab, your scientists will take part in a bird walk, explore the inner workings of genomics laboratories (and learn what the means!) and tour the amazing collection of birds housed on campus. During this time, your students will be able to spend time with women who work in these laboratories, study a wide range of disciplines including bioinformatics, and those who care for the specimen. In the afternoon, we will spend time with Boundless Brilliance to take a deeper dive into their love for all things science. It will be a great day and we hope you'll be able to join us!

REGISTER HERE!

Playa Vista / Silicon Beach

UCLA with SWE UCLA 

Date: Monday, January 20

Times: 8:30a-9:00a (drop-off) to 4:30p-5:00p (pick-up)

Please pack a lunch, full water bottle, and two snacks for the Expedition.

Price: $150/individual, $250 for two siblings

University Host / Bus Pick-up Location: LMU - Playa Vista Campus

Come join us for our Martin Luther King Day Expedition to meet with UCLA’s Society of Women Engineers. SWE UCLA, one of the largest groups on UCLA’s campus, is an educational and service organization that works to empower women to succeed and advance in STEM fields, as well as to inform young women of the opportunities available to them in this ever expanding field. The amazing women of SWE UCLA have planned a great day for our young scientists. We will spend the morning exploring the science departments of UCLA and speaking with the students and faculty that work in the research centers, while our afternoon will be filled with DNA extractions and roller coaster design. We are excited to visit campus and spend the day learning all about engineering from the women of UCLA!

REGISTER HERE!

St. Paul

Best Buy

Date: Monday, January 20

*This expedition is limited to students ages 8 to 12 years old.

Times: 8:30a-9:00a (drop-off) to 4:30p-5:00p (pick-up) 

Please pack a lunch, full water bottle, and two snacks for the Expedition. 

Price: $35/individual ***This is your special pricing thanks to our partner, Best Buy!

University Host / Bus Pick-up Location: Laura Jeffrey Academy 

Come join us for our MLK Day Expedition to Best Buy! Your scientists will have the chance to get a behind-the-scenes tour of Best Buy's corporate headquarters and speak to the men and women who work there. We will spend the majority of the day with their Geek Squad Academy for a workshop exploring coding, film production, 3D design, and more! During the Academy, your scientists will be challenged through hands-on coding activities to expand their digital ideas and develop tech skills with the newest technology around. This is going to be a unique experience and we hope you will be able to join us!

REGISTER HERE!

  

General Mills

Date: Monday, February 17

Times: 8:30a-9:00a (drop-off) to 4:30p-5:00p (pick-up) 

Please pack a full water bottle and two snacks for the Expedition. General Mills will be sponsoring lunch, but feel free to pack a lunch.

Price: $120/individual, $220 for two siblings

University Host / Bus Pick-up Location: Laura Jeffrey Academy

Come join us for our Presidents' Day Expedition to General Mills! Your scientists will have the chance to get a VIP behind-the-scenes tour of General Mills to see first hand the science that goes into creating the products we know and love.  In addition to a tour of the factory where some of their food products are created and manufactured, your students will learn how to measure the “slipperyness” of packaging, calibrate the ideal pH of yogurt, and discover why magnetism plays a vital role in food production. This is going to be a unique experience and we hope you will be able to join us!

REGISTER HERE!