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

Biotech Student Tour at Monsanto Headquarters

June 12 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Experience different climates simulated in one of a hundred plus growth chambers. Walk through greenhouses to see test plants and that need less water. Share, discuss and learn how we work with nature. See plants as they grow from a single cell. Open to Junior Academy Students and 2015 Honors Division Students - Academy of Science - St. Louis Science Fair. Registration Required.

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Where in the World Are We? A Look at the Role Spatial Data has Played in Research and Our Daily Lives

June 16 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Featured Speaker: Aaron Addison, Director, Data & GIS Services, University Libraries, Washington University in St. Louis We interact with spatial data in almost everything that happens during our daily lives. Location plays an important role in providing context for where things happen, our relationship to those around us, and how we navigate using our smart phones.

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London Bridge is Falling Down: The Physics of Four Bridge Failures

June 24 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration required. FREE to the first 10 registrants, $10 per person thereafter. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Middle and high school students welcome. Register below. Featured Speaker: Bernard J. Feldman, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Missouri - St. Louis and Associate Dean, Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program, University of Missouri - St. Louis and Washington University in St. Louis Physicist and physics professor, Bernard Feldman shares the physics behind the failure of four bridges: the I-35W Bridge in Minneapolis, the London Millennium Footbridge, the Nimitz Freeway, and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in this fascinating look at bridge building physics failures. All four of these failures have alternate explanations and all these explanations—correct ones, incorrect ones, and inconclusive ones, involve simple physics that can explain four very complicated events.

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