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The Academy of Science held our 8th signature BioBlitz!

Students, families, scientists, and naturalists from across the region joined us for treks to discover trees, plants, birds, insects and more in Emmenegger Nature Park on May 16 & 17.



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Congratulations to the 2014 Academy of Science - St. Louis Science Fair participants!


Almost 2000 projects represented the top 3% of our region.

Some of the special awards
donors at work.

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Hundreds of proud young scientists!

Hundreds of volunteers from companies, academia, and organizations judged projects from K-12.

The Academy of Science - St. Louis Science Fair
is underwritten through generous contributions from

sunedisonmonsanto fund

Congratulations to the 20th Annual St. Louis
Outstanding Scientist Awards Winners!

Thank you to everyone who helped fill our beaker and joined us at the dinner to celebrate the awardees!

 

To learn about all of our awardees, visit our Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Awards page.


2014
Academy of Science - St. Louis,
Monsanto Fund, SunEdison
Teacher of the Year Awards Announced

Two science teachers from the St. Louis metro area will be awarded $2,000 for professional development and $500 for classroom supplies!

Academy of Science-St. Louis & SunEdison Teacher of the Year Awardsunedison

Christine Ries

Combs Elementary School
Ferguson-Florissant School District


Academy of Science-St. Louis & Monsanto Teacher of the Year Awardmonsanto fund

Charlotte Smith
Gateway Elementary School
St. Louis Public School District



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Upcoming Academy of Science Events (View All Upcoming Events)
Jul 30th, 2014 (Wed)
Forensic Science: What’s Real, What’s Not? What’s Cool, What’s Hot
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Special Partnership Presentation

Featured Speaker: Bryan Hampton, Bryan Hampton, Director, Criminalistics Laboratory, St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department

Hear about the hot topics in forensics and its role in solving cold cases. Forensic scientist and St. Charles County Criminalistics Lab director Bryan Hampton takes a look at the realities of forensic science and debunks some of the often-glamorized science’s common myths. You’ll learn about the tools used in the crime lab and how the efforts of forensic scientists today impact the crimes of tomorrow.

To be held at:
St. Charles County Library
Spencer Road Branch
427 Spencer Road
St. Peters, MO 63376-2420

Registration required. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Middle and high school students welcome.

For more information, or to register, CLICK HERE, or call 314.533.8586.



Special Partnership Presentation co-sponsor:

 
Aug 4th, 2014 (Mon)
From the Wild to the Plate
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Special Partnership Presentation

Featured Speaker: Patti Wright, Ph.D., Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Languages, University of Missouri - St. Louis

Food Crops of American origin—chocolate, chili peppers, corn, manioc, peanuts, potatoes, squashes, and tomatoes—provide nourishment and dietary variety to millions of people throughout the world. Have you ever wondered how the tomato, once considered unfit to eat, became the most common garden item in the U.S.? Did you know that corn is a grass? What is manioc? Join us for a discussion of the myth, history, and biology associated with some of our favorite foods.

To be held at:
St. Charles County Library
Middendorf-Kredell Branch
2750 Hwy K
O'Fallon, MO 63368-7859

Registration required. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Middle and high school students welcome.

For more information, or to register, CLICK HERE, or call 314.533.8586.



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Aug 12th, 2014 (Tue)
Crafting Beer: The Science of Brewing
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Perspectives on Science & History Series

Featured Speaker: Florian Kuplent, Co-Founder and Brewmaster, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

There's more to beer than hops and yeast. Join Florian Kuplent, Co-Founder and Brewmaster of Urban Chestnut Brewing Co., as he discusses the science behind craft beers and Beer Divergency, a unique philosophy that puts a modern spin on traditional brewing, while paying homage to the old.

Presented in conjunction with the Missouri History Museum exhibition, American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, on display at the Museum through August 17, 2014.

To be held at:
Missouri History Museum – Lee Auditorium
Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park
St. Louis, Missouri 63112

Registration not required. FREE and OPEN to ALL. Parking free in Museum lots or in Forest Park.

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