Junior Academy of Science

Junior Academy of Science
More than 400 middle and high school students from public, private and home schools across the region experience hands-on opportunities in science, engineering, technology and medicine through the Junior Academy.
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Watch Our Featured Videos

Watch Our Featured Videos
We film a number of our broad range of science speakers, tours, and community-wide public talks, workshops and citizen science events. Find popular talks such as Higgs Boson and the Fate of the Universe and Cyberforensics.
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Upcoming Events

Aviation Revolution: Remotely Piloted Aircraft

March 30 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Registration not required. FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy members, middle and high school students and adults. Parking is free in Kirkwood High School lots. Featured Speaker: Damon Lercel, Ph.D., Program Director and Assistant Research Professor, Center for Aviation Safety Research, Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, Saint Louis University Join Parks College Center for Aviation Safety Research Program Director, Dr. Damon Lercel, for an introduction to remotely piloted technologies, insight into the future of aviation and a fascinating exploration of the opportunities on the horizon.

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Curiosity Revealed the Cat: Domesticating the Cat Genome

April 1 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Featured Speaker: Wes Warren, Ph.D., Assistant Director of Comparative Genomics, The Genome Institute at Washington University, Animal Comparative Genomics Join Washington University Genome Institute genetics professor, and the study’s senior author, Wes Warren, for the inside scoop on the molecular events and genetic roots associated with the domestication of our feline friends.

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