• Who We Are

    Project SYNCERE (Supporting Youth’s Needs with Core Engineering Research Experiments) is a non-profit organization founded by three African American men from the south side of Chicago in 2008. Since our first program launch in 2009, Project SYNCERE has been able to serve more than 4,000 students throughout Chicago. Project SYNCERE utilizes...

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  • Our Mission

    The mission of Project SYNCERE (Supporting Youth's Needs with Core Engineering Research Experiments) is to prepare the minds and create pathways for underrepresented and disadvantaged students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)....

  • Our Partners

    Project SYNCERE partners with several schools and organizations to help fulfill its mission. Creating this network of partners has allowed us to reach a larger student base and provide them with the necessary tools to improve their learning experience....

  • E-CADEMY

    Project SYNCERE’s E-CADEMY offers a 3-year out-of-school time engineering experience to prepare students in grades 6-8 and 9-11 for enrollment in post-secondary STEM programs. ...

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Get To Know Us

The mission of Project SYNCERE (Supporting Youth's Needs with Core Engineering Research Experiments) is to prepare the minds and create pathways for underrepresented and disadvantaged students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).


Project SYNCERE provides a curriculum that integrates science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through the use of project-based learning.  Project SYNCERE's staff assists and coaches students in scientific inquiry, directing them to deeper levels of understanding. These actions have helped students by raising their test scores, improving their critical thinking and problem-solving skills and increasing their overall enthusiasm for school. Students use prior knowledge and technology to solve real-world problems. The goal is to produce successful self-directed learners who are equipped to excel in the global market.

Project SYNCERE is designed to serve students in grades 1-12. Targeting students early give them a stronger scientific foundation and a head start in building a scientific career. Project SYNCERE utilizes the resources of the community by working with target schools and other community organizations to implement our various programs.

Announcements

ENpowered Games - Citywide engineering competition for middle school students!

On May 25, 2018, Project SYNCERE will host a citywide engineering competition for 400 middle school students from 16 Chicago area schools. The students are participants in Project SYNCERE's ENpowered Program during the school-year and will come together for a daylong engineering competition to showcase their knowledge and skills in STEM. Teams of up to 4 students will test their skills in 2 engineering challenges to determine which school and team reign supreme.

Learn more about the competition here.


 

 

Project SYNCERE partners with Hotel EMC2 to transform the lives of Chicago area youth!

The joy of creating is universal and innovation is the key to the future. Empowering our youth and allowing them to discover these truths is both essential and transformational. Project SYNCERE is proud to announce its new partnership with Hotel EMC2, which is a new boutique hotel located in the Streeterville community. Driven by the vision and passion of local real estate developer, leader and disruptor Scott Greenberg, President & CEO of SMASHotels, the innovative hotel celebrates the convergence of art and science at every turn through its captivating design, dynamic cuisine and unique guest experience. Direct bookings by guests on Marriott.com will support Project SYNCERE’s youth STEM programs within underserved Chicago communities. Learn more about our partnership here.

 

 

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Current Programs

2018/19 E-CADEMY Pro


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2018/19 E-CADEMY Gateway


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2018 Middle School Summer STEM Camp

The Project SYNCERE Middle School Summer STEM Camp was designed for students who have a sincere interest in learning how to apply math and science skills to solve "real-world" problems. It was created to give students the opportunity to engage in engineering topics and to better prepare them for pursuing STEM-related careers.

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2018 High School Summer STEM Camp

In partnership with the DFSS and ASM, we are excited to host our High School Summer STEM camp. This program is for aspiring engineers and is a great opportunity to learn about the exciting fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through our project-based learning curriculum.

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   News & Events

PROGRAM Highlights

Wearable Electronics

Project SYNCERE recently partnered with the UIC CHANCE program to host its Entrepreneurial Leadership Program. For 11-weeks, 28 high schools students from various schools throughout the Chicagoland area, learned about entrepreneurship as they created a business plan around the wearable electronics they were tasked with designing.  

Throughout the program, students learned how to fully integrate electronics such as LED lights, sound ... Know More