Project SYNCERE will take its playful engineering-based learning (PEBL) activities on the road to 60 Chicago neighborhoods this summer. The goal is to engage K-8 students from traditionally underrepresented communities with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) by making learning fun.

Thanks to its collaboration with Tufts University Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) and a grant from the LEGO Foundation, Project SYNCERE has purchased two vans, called STEM-in-Motion Mobile Tinker Labs, and equipped them with high-tech and low-tech engineering resources and tools.

During each workshop, children will participate in play-based challenges using life-sized tinker sets, LEGO kits, robotics, electronics, and ramps. Participants can design, build, and create structures, vehicles, robots, and more!

What can you create?

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In the United States, more than 3,000 students attended PEBL workshops, camps, or classes and over 300 teachers were trained to bring PEBL into their classrooms. (Source:

In the first year of the LEGO Foundation grant, Tufts Center for Engineering and Outreach supported eight outreach organizations, including Project SYNCERE, to bring playful engineering-based learning to almost 6,000 students around the globe. (Source: