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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Upcoming Events

The Brain in Love

August 4 6:30 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. Register below. Featured Speaker: Sandra J.E. Langeslag, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience Program, Neurocognition of Emotion and Motivation Lab, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri - St. Louis In humans, romantic love consists of three independent systems: sexual desire, infatuation, and attachment. University of Missouri – St. Louis psychology professor and researcher, Sandra Langeslag, talks about the interaction between infatuation and cognition in this illuminating look at The Brain in Love.

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Fashioning Women Under Totalitarian Regimes: Chic and Duty in Nazi Germany

August 18 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Registration not required. FREE and OPEN to high school students and adults. Parking free in Museum lots or in Forest Park. Featured Speaker: Victoria Rust, PhD, German and Comparative Literature, Department of Global Cultures and Languages, Southeast Missouri State University Upon consolidating their political power, National Socialists attempted to create a new, Aryan model of femininity that aimed to sustain the National Community. Southeast Missouri State German and Comparative Literature instructor, Dr. Victoria Rust, analyzes the characteristics of this so-called New Woman as promoted by the state via the official propaganda and political organizations and as seen in the era’s contemporary women’s fashion magazines.

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