SALLY RIDE SCIENCE ACADEMY
The Sally Ride Science Academy summer program offers science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) workshops for students entering 3rd-12th grade. During these workshops, students assume the roles of space explorer, marine biologist, computer programmer and more as they immerse themselves in hands-on projects. Top-notch STEAM instructors lead these workshops, serving as both teachers and role models. These summer workshops also incorporate real-life stories of vibrant women conducting research in each field. Their examples inspire students and help make STEAM careers more accessible.
2024 Sally Ride Science Academy Summer Workshop Schedule
- In-Person AM sessions run 9am-12pm. Live-Online AM sessions run 9-11am with office hours from 11am-12pm.
- In-Person PM sessions run 1-4pm. Live-Online PM sessions run 1-3pm with office hours from 3-4pm.
*Registration for all courses closes on May 31, 2024
Supervised Lunch Hour
Students who are participating in both an AM and PM session during a given week are required to enroll in the lunch hours for the sessions they will be attending. It will provide them with a location and supervision for their lunch hour. Lunch is not provided.
Enroll in Lunch Hour
Session 1: 7/8/24 – 7/12/24
Session 2: 7/15/24 – 7/19/24
Session 3: 7/22/24 – 7/26/24
Session 4: 7/29/24 – 8/2/24
2024 Sally Ride Science Academy Summer Workshop Descriptions
Elementary School Level Workshops
- Elementary School: A Dose of Pharmacreations
A Dose of PharmacreationsApply STEAM skills, such as communication, critical thinking and problem solving, which are essential skills pharmacists must possess to succeed in their careers n the course. Experience unique hands-on activities that provide insight into the types of problems pharmacists encounter and solve daily.
- Elementary School: Being Nemo
Being NemoSee the world from the perspective of an ocean animal, from a clownfish in a coral reef to a gray whale migrating the Pacific. Explore how various creatures survive in different marine habitats.
- New!Elementary School: Cooking with Kids: Edible Science
Cooking with Kids: Edible ScienceKnowing how to cook healthy meals is a key life skill that will pay dividends for decades to come. Learn about nutrition and food science as you experiment with cooking techniques from around the world.
- New!Elementary School: Creating Digital Art Using Google Drawing
Creating Digital Art using Google DrawingTap into your creative mind with digital art!
- Elementary School: Creative Programming Using Scratch
Creative Programming Using ScratchAre you a fan of games like Minecraft, Roblox and Animal Crossing? Learn to use block coding in the Scratch programming language to create your own interactive games and animated movies.
- Elementary School: Disney Style
Disney StyleDiscover how to use active vocal warm-ups, physical stretches and tongue twisters to loosen up before acting out familiar movie scenes and songs.
- Elementary School: Filmmaking
FilmmakingLearn the filmmaking skills you need – from scripting and storyboarding to editing and audio – to craft short films sharing the stories you want to tell.
- Elementary School: Introduction to Circuits and Makey-Makey
Introduction to Circuits and Makey-MakeyDiscover how electronic components work by creating wacky circuits linking Makey Makey circuit boards with everyday items like bananas, potatoes or Play-Doh.
- Elementary School: Introduction to Robotics Using Lego Mindstorms
Introduction to Robotics Using Lego MindstormsLearn the basics of robotics & build battle bots with Lego Mindstorms.
- Elementary School: Messy Discoveries
Messy DiscoveriesReady to get messy in the name of science? We will design things, test things, throw things and stomp on things while exploring volcanoes, earthquakes, glaciers and other phenomena in Earth science.
- Elementary School: Money Matters: Math and Money
Money Matters: Math and MoneyThis engaging and interactive course is designed for elementary students in grades 3 to 5. It combines fundamental math skills with practical lessons in financial literacy. Students will explore the world of money, learn essential math concepts through real-life financial scenarios and a lot of fun hands-on activities. In the process, they would develop valuable skills for managing money wisely. By the end of the course, students will be well-equipped to make informed financial decisions and understand the importance of budgeting, saving, and investing.
- Elementary School: Photovoices
PhotovoicesCombine photography, dialogue, photo exhibits, and social action to address issues you care about!
- New!Elementary School: Rocket Science
Rocket ScienceReady to learn more about NASA's Rockets, space exploration, and what it takes to get to space?
- Elementary School: Slime, Ooblek, Soil and Other Suspiscious States of Matter
Slime, Ooblek, Soil and Other Suspicious States of MatterExplore the Scientific Aspects of Non-Newtonian Fluids
- New!Elementary School: Stop Motion Animation Movie Making
Stop Motion Animation Movie MakingGet creative as you learn to animate your own stop motion movie and bring your creativity to life!
- Elementary School: The Making of a Super Hero
The Making of a Super HeroSuperheroes have shaped past and modern day culture as fictional characters with superhuman powers. Learn about the concept of the hero’s journey by looking at literature, TV shows, graphic novels, and movies. Attribute a hero’s identify and super powers and explore how science, technology, psychology and medicine contribute to today’s heroes.
- Elementary School: Tiny Houses
Tiny HousesThe tiny-house movement is sweeping the country! Explore how and why people are building houses that require a fraction of the space of a traditional home, and then create a model of your own tiny-house design.
Sally Ride Science Academy Workshop Location
University City Center
6256 Greenwich Drive
San Diego, CA 92122
Phone: (858) 534-0804
2024 Sally Ride Science Academy Scholarship Application
*Submission deadline for consideration is April 29, 2024. Limited to one scholarship for one workshop per student.