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

Changes in Memory and Cognition with Normal Aging and Beyond

March 10 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. Check the calendar for additional talks in the series, UNFORGETTABLE: TALKS ON The Science of Memory on March 12, 26 and May 13. Featured Speaker: Lauren Schwarz, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Director, Neuropsychology Division, Department of Neurology & Psychiatry, Saint Louis University Saint Louis University neuropsychologist, Dr. Lauren Schwarz, discusses the common cognitive changes that occur with aging and pays particular attention to how to differentiate between normal aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and dementia.

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On the Rocks: Asteroids, Comets and Cocktails

March 19 7:00 pm – 8:30 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: 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 do comets and asteroids tell us about the early days and formation of our solar system? Robotic missions are now in orbit around an asteroid and a comet, but human missions are likely in the future. Marvel at NASA and European images from the spacecraft that are exploring these ancient worlds of ice and rock, learn about the results from their explorations and peek at the future of human missions while you sit back, relax and enjoy a cocktail in this out of this world talk on asteroids and comets.

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