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

Here and There– An Earthling’s Guide To Lands, Seas, and Weather On Planets and Moons

April 14 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Featured Speaker: Rich Heuermann, Administrative Officer, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and campus Outreach Program Coordinator, NASA Missouri Space Grant Consortium, ret'd., Washington University in St. Louis What scientists have learned about the land, seas, and skies of Earth can help us to understand the geology and weather of other planets and their moons. We'll peek at giant volcanoes and canyons on Mars, planet-sized storms on Jupiter and Neptune, and seas on satellite moons.

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Rebuilding the American City: Models of Design and Planning

April 21 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Registration not required. FREE and OPEN to high school students and adults. Parking free in Museum lots or in Forest Park. Featured Speaker: Patty Heyda, Assistant Professor of Urban Design, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis What is the spatial and social impact of the political economy in urban areas? Patty Heyda, assistant professor of urban design at Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University, explores the politics and spaces of urban redevelopment in St. Louis and other areas, looking especially at the particularities of American downtown redevelopment in the first decades of the new millennium.

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