Mission Training: Exploratory Robotics at EXPLO

January 25, 2018

As the grainy particles settle, the picture comes into focus, slowly. Wide swaths of sand paint the unfamiliar terrain in soft arcs and waves. She inches the Mars Rover forward with a gentle push of the toggle; in turn, the image on the screen reflects back this forward movement. The human engineer with her hand on the toggle breathes a sigh of relief. It is only the first of many small, carefully calculated movements in an epic scientific investigation, but it is something. She takes solace in the metal being she has created and presses onward, hoping to find a seed of promise in this endless sea of sand.

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Tags: Exploration Programs, Alumni News, EXPLO at Wellesley, Academics

Award-winning Community The Pinehills to Partner with EXPLO

January 8, 2018

EXPLO is thrilled to announce a new partnership with The Pinehills, one of the most celebrated examples of thoughtful new town planning and design in the United States — and the ideal site for architecture students to gain on-the-ground insights around the complexities of design, building, and development. At the helm of The Pinehills is managing partner Tony Green and partners Steve Karp, Douglass Karp, and Steve Fischman of New England Development.

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Tags: EXPLO at Yale, Academics

Meet Miguel from Venezuela

August 3, 2017

Fifteen-year-old Miguel came to EXPLO to explore his interest in computer programming and determine if it's the path he wants to pursue. What he discovered is that collaborative learning is far more engaging and effective than the independent method he is used to from school. 

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Tags: Exploration Programs, Conversation, Student Life, Academics

STRATUS Center: Test Drive Your Surgical Skills

July 28, 2017

The STRATUS Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital brings hands-on learning to a whole new level, putting students in the driver's seat as they hone their surgical skills and respond to medical emergencies in lifelike simulations. 

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Tags: Emergency Medicine, Trips, Slideshow, Academics

Startup Entrepreneurship: Sanaa from India

July 28, 2017

At EXPLO, ninth grader Sanaa has found the supportive environment and guidance necessary for a project that combines her dream of starting a company with her passion for human rights.

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Tags: Startup Entrepreneurship, Conversation, Academics

Startup Entrepreneurship: Nicolas from Switzerland

July 27, 2017

At EXPLO Startup, 13-year-old Nicolas is working on a product that he hopes to get on the market soon. With positive feedback from successful entrepreneurs and inspiration from the EXPLO community, Nicolas is prepared to take his product — and his career — to new heights.

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Tags: Startup Entrepreneurship, Conversation, Academics

Meet Tiffany from Hong Kong

July 26, 2017

Ninth grader Tiffany is exploring her passions in Costume, Hair + Makeup Design, but she's discovered that her creativity can flourish beyond boundaries in the supportive environment she's found at EXPLO. 

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Tags: Exploration Programs, Conversation, Academics

Meet Helen from Connecticut

July 4, 2017

When students found out that the Philosophy and Ethics workshop wasn't being offered in the final week of the session, they joined forces to petition its continuation. The initiator and author of the petition, 14-year-old Helen, shares what made her feel so strongly about her Philosophy and Ethics workshop.

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Tags: Exploration Programs, Conversation, Academics

Meet Armance from France

June 29, 2017

Coming to EXPLO at Yale this summer is a familial rite-of-passage for 11th grader Armance. She's using her EXPLO experience to test the waters for her future course of study. 

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Tags: Conversation, EXPLO at Yale, Student Life, Academics

One Tool: An Exploration of Personal Preference

May 1, 2017

 

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Tags: Alumni News, Video, Outreach, Academics

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