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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Tales of the Unheard and Unseen: From the Vibrational Songs of Insects to the Bizarre Mating Rituals of Arachnids

July 20 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration Required. Click "Find Out More" to register! Featured Speaker: Kasey Fowler-Finn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, and Director, Fowler-Finn Lab, Evolutionary Ecology of Arthropods, Saint Louis University Dive into the depths of the undergrowth, where insects literally buzz with excitement and arachnids perform wild mating dances. Learn through stories of scientific discovery how these creatures converse with vibrations and touch. Through interactive, hands-on activities with the Fowler-Finn Lab, get up close and personal with the creatures that teach us so much about our world!

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Visualizing Biodiversity for a Better World: How Science, Art, and Imagination Create Change

July 25 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

— a Wild Ideas Worth Sharing special partnership event Free and Open to all. Registration Required. Click “Find Out More” to register. PROGRAM 5:30 p.m. Check-in and Networking 6:15 p.m. Formal Presentation Free wine and light appetizers Featured Speaker: David Haskell, author of The Forest Unseen and The Songs of Trees Books available for purchase and signing by the author.

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Does the Military Make the Man (or Woman), or Does the Man Make the Military? Insights from Personality Science

August 9 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Registration not required. FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students welcome. Parking is free in the History Museum lots, on the street in Forest Park, or in the East and West lots across from the Judith and Dennis Jones Visitor Center. Featured Speaker: Joshua Jackson, Ph.D., Rosenzweig Associate Professor in Personality Science, and Director, Personality Measurement and Development Lab, Washington University in St. Louis A fascinating look from the field of Personality Science at the personality of those who choose to serve and how military experience shapes a soldier's personality long after their tour has ended.

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