Conducting science research can change students, as they gain important problem-solving skills and appreciation for the knowledge they learn in the classroom. At Opportunity X, we believe that all students should have access to the resources and materials necessary to complete their own research projects, regardless of their socioeconomic background.
To promote interest for science, we partner with local middle schools that have a high percentage of socioeconomically challenged students. We organize and lead weekly research programs at these schools, guiding a group of 15-20 students through the science research process. Our ultimate goal is to be able to help students participate in the regional science fair (Synopsys Championship). Our curriculum can be found here: https://opportunityx.github.io/home/curriculum.pdf.
Our pilot program successfully ran at KIPP Heartwood Middle School in the 2017-2018 school year. We mentored several students through the scientific research process, and we had great results. In the 2018-2019 school year, we expanded our programs to 6 schools across states. For the 2019-2020 school year, we are planning to expand to even more schools and states.
We are currently partnered with 11 schools in 4 states:
KIPP Heartwood Academy
River Glen Middle School
Morrill Middle School
ACE Esperanza Middle School
Voices Franklin McKinley Academy
KIPP Heritage Academy
Itliong Vera-Cruz Middle School
Huntington Middle School (Southern California)
Heights Elementary School (Florida)
Bear River Charter School (Utah)
Mount Logan Middle School (Utah)
Corpus Christi Middle School (Texas)
Click on each box below to see what we did at that school in that year.
Are you a student/staff who is interested in having us run a program at your school? Please fill out this form.