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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Future Trek STEM Career Explorations: Greening Your Future for 6th – 8th Grade Students

February 28 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Room remaining for 15 students. Individual and home school students/groups may also register to attend. Explore careers in science through interactive and hands-on demonstrations in four fun, informative and fast-paced, 25-minute classroom sessions with working scientists, engineers and STEM professionals. Career explorations include sessions on Green Careers in STEM. Students participate in an afternoon scavenger hunt featuring the Botanical Garden’s Climatron (world’s first geodesic dome greenhouse), Linnean House (oldest continuously operating greenhouse west of the Mississippi), William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, and English Woodland Garden. REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

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Future Trek STEM Career Explorations: Greening Your Future for 6th – 8th Grade Students

March 8 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Can accommodate four groups of 20-25, or up to 100 students total. Individual and home school students/groups may also register to attend. Explore careers in science through interactive and hands-on demonstrations in four fun, informative and fast-paced, 25-minute classroom sessions with working scientists, engineers and STEM professionals. Career explorations include sessions on Green Careers in STEM. Students participate in an afternoon scavenger hunt featuring the Botanical Garden’s Climatron (world’s first geodesic dome greenhouse), Linnean House (oldest continuously operating greenhouse west of the Mississippi), William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, and English Woodland Garden. REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

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Chariots, Horses, and Taxis: The Disruptive History of Vehicles for Hire

March 8 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. The Director of UMSL's Center for Transportation Studies, Dr. Ray Mundy, provides a fascinating overview of the history of coach and taxi regulations from the 1600’s through to today's current disruption of Transportation Network Companies (Uber and Lyft).

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