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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Check Our Upcoming Events

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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

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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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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