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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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

Backyard Folklore: The History and Use of Native Missouri Wildflowers

December 2 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. Featured Speaker: Ashley Glenn, Research Specialist, Sacred Seeds Program Manager and American Indian Ethnobotany Program Manager, William L. Brown Center, Missouri Botanical Garden When you look out your window you may see weeds, scrub, or pretty flowers, but the Native American living in our region found food, medicine, and magic. Learn the stories of these useful plant species in the St. Louis area and how to use them yourself in this fun and fact-filled look at Missouri’s Sacred Seeds.

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Reversing Time, Photoacoustics and Other Optical Breakthroughs in Biomedical Imaging

December 3 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Featured Speaker: Lihong Wang, Ph.D., Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis; Academy Fellow and recipient, 2014 Academy of Science James B. Eads Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Award FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students welcome! Check with your teacher, you may be able to attend for extra credit! Proof of attendance available following the presentation. Learn more about these important engineering breakthroughs in this fascinating talk with internationally renowned photoacoustics expert, Lihong Wang.

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Maplewood’s Green Dining District: The Nation’s First

December 4 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Registration required. FREE to the first 2 registrants, $11 per person thereafter. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Middle and high school students welcome. Featured Speakers: Olivia Engel, Green Dining Alliance and Jim Jordan, University of Missouri - St. Louis Join us on a walking tour as we visit participating eateries and stores in downtown Maplewood.

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