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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Meet Me Outdoors in St. Louis: Increasing Multicultural Connections & Opportunities

May 24 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 by Monday, May 22. PROGRAM 5:30 p.m. Check-in/networking 6:15 p.m. Formal presentations Free wine and light appetizers Featured Speakers: Carlotta Lewis | Missouri State Parks Urban Connections: Your Adventure Starts Here Nick Speed | EarthDance Organic Farms Cultivating Environmental & Food Justice Joel Walker | International Institute Global Farms Reconnecting Refugees to Farming Traditions in the Urban Environment Romanda Walker | U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Diversity & Inclusion in the Great Outdoors

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Have We Created a Toxic Atmosphere? Our Planet at the Dawn of the Anthropocene

May 25 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: Jack Fishman, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and Director, Center for Environmental Sciences, Saint Louis University Discover how the burning of fossil fuels has changed the composition of Earth's atmosphere over the past century and how this change has affected both plants and animals on our planet in this fascinating talk on our atmosphere at the Dawn of the Anthropocene.

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Building Your Own Spaceship!

June 8 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: Brian Stofiel, Propulsion Engineer; CEO, Stofiel Aerospace LLC Want to learn how to quickly prototype and design experiments to produce results in an efficient and affordable way? Then this fascinating talk includes information on cubesats, hobby rockets, and large scale rocketry. And demos!

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