Entrepreneur Reinvents Electricity + Overturns 100 Years of History

February 17, 2016
Max Mankin is the founder of Modern Electron, a startup that seeks to overturn 100 years of history in generating electricity, replacing steam turbines with small, modular devices that convert heat to electricity. The company has raised $11 million so far, earning Mankin — who attended Explo in 2002 — a spot on Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30” list.
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29-Year-Old Creates Handbag Label + Launches a Global Brand

February 12, 2016

In just three years, Sarah Law — an Explo alum listed as one of Forbes Magazine’s 2015 “30 Under 30” — has turned a nascent handbag label into a global brand. With their minimalist and urban aesthetic, KARA bags are designed for “people that have a strong sense of themselves.” Sarah talks to Explo about community, following your path no matter what, and opening yourself to new experiences.

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The Puppies of Explo

February 1, 2016

 

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Topics: EXPLO 360, EXPLO English, EXPLO ER, EXPLO Maker, EXPLO Ortho, EXPLO Sports Management, EXPLO Startup, Alumni News, EXPLO Mini, EXPLO Vet, Video, EXPLO Chef, EXPLO Foreign Affairs, EXPLO Marketing

24-Year-Old Explo Alum Disrupts Journalism with Crowd-Sourcing Startup

January 29, 2016
Journalist, entrepreneur, and Explo alum, Amanda Gutterman cofounded the startup Slant — a crowd-sourced journalism platform where anyone can submit content — and earned her place on this year's Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30” list. We're thrilled for her, and excited to share Amanda's thoughts on Slant, her time at Explo, and her advice to young creatives and entrepreneurs.
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White Out! NYC + Long Island, We're Having an Info Meeting Do-Over

January 27, 2016
Last weekend, Winter Storm Jonas disrupted Explo's info meetings in New York City and Long Island. So we're launching a do-over, and invite all New York City and Long Island families to join us to come find out more about Explo during the weekend of February 6 and 7.
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Topics: EXPLO 360, EXPLO English, EXPLO ER, EXPLO Maker, EXPLO Ortho, EXPLO Sports Management, EXPLO Startup, Alumni News, EXPLO Mini, EXPLO Vet, EXPLO Chef, EXPLO Foreign Affairs, EXPLO Marketing

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5 Recent Explo Faculty Win Fulbright Grants

December 16, 2015
Former Explo faculty Sarah Beam, Lindsay Galeste, Brandon Ouellette, Laura Gabriel, and Allison Fried all recently won Fulbright grants to live and teach abroad. We’re so proud of their success, and wanted to share some of their journeys with you.
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Our Thoughts are with the People of Beirut and Paris

November 15, 2015
Watching the news unfold about the bombings in Beirut on Thursday and the brutal attacks that took place in Paris on Friday night, we at Explo want to share our heartfelt condolences and support to all those affected by these tragedies.
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Topics: EXPLO 360, EXPLO English, EXPLO ER, EXPLO Maker, EXPLO Ortho, EXPLO Sports Management, EXPLO Startup, Alumni News, EXPLO Mini, EXPLO Vet, EXPLO Chef, EXPLO Foreign Affairs, EXPLO Marketing

Are You Explo Orange? Join Us on Instagram + Share Your True Colors

November 2, 2015
Color: the colors you hold an allegiance to (your country's flag, your sports teams, your favorite summer program...) can say a lot about who you are as a person. So that leaves us with just one question:. How orange are you? If the color orange has become a bigger part of your life (thanks, in part, to Explo), we want to hear about it. No, actually, we want to see it. And we're inviting you to share your Explo Orange Pride with us on Instagram.
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Happy Halloween!

October 30, 2015

Han Solo trapped in carbonite, The Morton Salt Girl. A Double Robot R2D2. And the KoolAid Man. This is the year that we upped our game, the year that we asked ourselves, how creative can we get? And we think we rocked it! We give you: The Curriculum Department as Star Wars; Reggie as Yoda; the Admission Department as the Spice Rack + Chef; the Communications, IT + Business Departments as the KoolAid Man (and wall); and the Explo at Wheaton Program as Countess Pingula + Count Pongula (get it? Ping Pong + Dracula?). Happy Halloween from all of us to all of you!!

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