Young winner of ‘Stop the Spread’ video contest learned art of filmmaking in Sally Ride Science class

By Margaret King When 15-year-old Lauren Mathios won the grand prize in the “Stop the Spread” video contest with a public service announcement about COVID-19 prevention, she thanked her family, her friends and her teachers for helping and encouraging her. She also gave a shout-out to Sally Ride Science. “I took a weeklong (filmmaking) class […]

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“Stop the Spread” video contest winner credits skills she learned in SRS Junior Academy class

Sept. 26, 2020 Lauren Mathios, a sophomore at Sage Creek High School in Carlsbad, is the grand-prize winner of the “Stop The Spread” video contest sponsored by the San Diego Union-Tribune and FOX 5 TV. The contest called on participants to create a public service announcement urging people to take  precautions against the spread of […]

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UC San Diego Extension donates Sally Ride Science books to enrich home learning for Chula Vista students

By Margaret King When the pandemic forced Chula Vista’s Harborside Elementary School to switch abruptly to remote learning, teacher Jessica Bruder found herself worrying: How would her young students get books to read at home? “Here at Harborside, most students are socially and economically disadvantaged,” she said. “Some of them don’t have even one book […]

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Junior Academy instructors bring virtual inspiration to homebound students

By Margaret King Sally Ride Science Junior Academy is known for lively and often messy hands-on STEAM workshops. When the coronavirus pandemic forced the academy to move online this summer, instructors faced the challenge of finding creative ways to deliver involving lessons to remote learners. The resulting classes kept young learners engaged and left parents […]

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Junior Academy Supervisor Christine Morales on how to engage remote learners with innovative online classes

By Margaret King When the coronavirus pandemic forced this summer’s Sally Ride Science Junior Academy to move online, the Junior Academy team saw an opportunity to help families during a difficult time by creating a high-quality remote learning program. “We didn’t just quickly throw together online classes,” says Program Supervisor Christine Morales. “We thought about […]

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The San Diego Union-Tribune – “Sally Ride: Astronaut who reached for the stars, not stardom”

The San Diego Union-Tribune and the Women’s Museum of California are celebrating a century of female achievement in San Diego to mark the 100th year of women’s suffrage in America. The second installment of this series pays tribute to pioneering female scientists and researchers who pushed boundaries in exploring our world—and beyond—and helped cultivate new generations […]

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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum seeks volunteers to help transcribe Sally Ride’s archival papers

From: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Posted March 19, 2020 By Jennifer Levasseur, Space History Department NASA astronaut Dr. Sally K. Ride became a national icon of achievement in science and space on June 18, 1983, when she became the first American woman to fly in space. The National Air and Space Museum is pleased to […]

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WATCH “Fly Girls: Women in Aviation” from Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

“Fly Girls: Women in Aerospace” is the latest segment of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s STEM in 30 program. It tells the stories of pioneering women from Amelia Earhard and Bessie Coleman to Sally Ride and beyond. Discover STEM in 30 STEM in 30  is an Emmy-nominated program for middle school students produced […]

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Barbie hails astronaut Sally Ride with new ‘Inspiring Women’ doll

From CollectSpace.com Barbie has added to her astronaut wardrobe the flight suit of a real space explorer. Mattel on Monday (Aug. 26) revealed its new Barbie Inspiring Women Series Sally Ride doll, modeled after the late NASA astronaut. “Sally Ride was the first American woman, and the youngest American, to fly in space. Her adventurous […]

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Sally Ride Science rolls out inspiring space-education program at ISS research conference

Sally Ride Science is stepping onto the national stage at a major space-research conference this week to announce the expansion of an innovative program that lets students take an active role in research aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Last year Sally Ride Science, which is based at UC San Diego, partnered with Space Tango and […]

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