We have big challenges facing us in the 21st
century - conquering diseases, eliminating hunger, and providing a better
quality of life for all people. At iPRAXIS, we feel that we need every scientific
brain working to overcome these challenges - not just the people who have
been doing it in the past. We must ensure that every budding scientist in our
schools today maximizes their potential to be tomorrow's great inventor.
We are professionals and volunteers. We are
scientists and teachers. And we believe that the only thing standing between a
student and their potential is opportunity, exposure, and access.
iPRAXIS provides opportunity, exposure, and
access through science education.
iPRAXIS has brought our network of nearly 150 volunteer scientists and technology professionals - whom we call "Scienteers" - to more students.
We work with some of the most underserved schools in Philadelphia. The students at our partner schools get to work one-on-one with these professionals to see how science and technology impact their lives and see what's happening on the cutting edge of innovation in the labs and research centers right here in Philadelphia.
Our Scienteers are also there for the teachers at these schools, providing meaningful, professional development opportunities. They become partners in implementing engaging new science learning opportunities both in the classroom and beyond.
iPRAXIS is designed to excite our students - most of whom come from under-served minority communities -- about the promise science and technology offers to address the problems we face in the 21st century... and make sure these students see their role and place within the larger picture.