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

Combating The Evolution of Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs Across Diverse Habitats

May 27 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Combating The Evolution of Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs Across Diverse Habitats Featured Speaker: Gautam Dantas, Ph.D., 2015 Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Innovation Award recipient, The Academy of Science of St. Louis; and Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Immunology, Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine Join 2015 Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Innovation Award recipient, Gautam Dantas for a compelling look at how these technologies reveal an intricate network of antibiotic resistance exchange between bacteria across habitats as diverse as the soil, the human body, and hospital environments.

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Explore – Junior Academy of Science Event

June 12 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Monsanto invites students in grades 6-12 and their parents to a biotech tour. Tour Highlights Share, discuss and learn how we work with nature. Touch plants as they grow from a single cell. Experience different climates simulated in one of a hundred plus growth chambers. Walk through greenhouses to see test plants and that need less water. Stay tuned - details and RSVP provided as it gets closer to the event.

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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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