Mission Statement

To teach the fundamentals of research and programming to students, guiding them on their journeys of scientific research.

We believe that scientific research and STEM education are essential skills for life in the 21st Century. In achieving our mission, Project ROPEs will:

  • Introduce middle school students across the country to the opportunities in research through supporting them in conducting a project for their regional science fair with the RC² Workshops, taught by passionate volunteer science fair alumni
  • Provide resources and guidance online and through communication to any student conducting scientific research

Project ROPEs has and will never discriminate a student or a volunteer on any basis, including gender, race, sexual orientation, or any other discriminating factor.


Project ROPEs was founded in 2019, and has since then been built from the ground up by the Executive Officers, now a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. In the 2019–20 school year, Project ROPEs hosted pilot science fair workshops at Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School in Palo Alto, CA, helping students with their project for the regional Synopsys Silicon Valley Science and Technology Championship. During the summer of 2020, Project ROPEs offered weekly online workshops teaching basic Python programming to local students. In the 2020-21 school year, we are offering Research Crash Course classes, and extension of the JLS pilot classes, with 4 chapters across 3 states.

Timeline

Fall 2019

Project ROPEs Founded

Project ROPEs (Research Opportunities with Programming Experiences) was founded as a community service project, and was accepted into the Davidson Young Scholars Ambassador Program.

Fall 2019
2019-20 School Year

Pilot Science Fair Workshops

Workshops are held at Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School in Palo Alto, CA, guiding students with projects for the regional Synopsys Championship. Project ROPEs is recognized as a nonprofit corporation by the State of California, and becomes a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

2019-20 School Year
Summer 2020

Basic Python Workshops

Basic Python Workshops are held online weekly, teaching students the basics of Python programming and its applications in research.

Summer 2020
2020-21 School Year

Research Crash Course

Coming Soon! We will be offering Research Crash Course classes in 4 locations across 3 states, helping students through the process of conduction a project for their regional science fair, and individually mentoring them in their projects.

2020-21 School Year