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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At Sally Ride Science Junior Academy, program supervisor Christine Morales focuses on safety, communication – and inspiration

Several years back, Christine Morales led a program to train other teachers in her Alpine school district on how to use Sally Ride Science books and lesson plans in the classroom. She also took part in a Sally Ride Science Academy for teachers from across the country. “I loved the experience of being at the […]

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The Guardian: Second Annual Women in Leadership Conference Held at UCSD

By Natalie Tran The Guardian, UC San Diego, May 28, 2019 The second annual Women in Leadership event was hosted by Sally Ride Science @ UC San Diego was held in Price Center West on May 22, featuring a panel discussion with CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA Sylvia Acevedo, best-selling author and former […]

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WATCH: NBC 7 San Diego previews summer STEAM workshops from Sally Ride Science Junior Academy

Click here to watch  the NBC 7 segment Sally Ride Science instructor Shirli Cohen visited NBC 7 San Diego recently for a segment previewing the Sally Ride Science Junior Academy, which runs from June 24 to July 19. The Junior Academy offers dozens of innovative STEAM workshops for students in grades 4-12. Cohen brought along two students […]

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WATCH: Sally Ride Science instructor visits FOX 5 News to preview summer course where students run an experiment in space

Sally Ride Science instructor Shirli Cohen visited FOX 5 News recently for a segment previewing the Sally Ride Science Junior Academy, which runs from June 24 to July 19. The Junior Academy offers dozens of innovative STEAM workshops for students in grades 4-12. Cohen previewed “Space Tango: Quest Institute.” In this 4-week course, high school […]

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For this Sally Ride Science instructor, STEAM inspiration is a two-way street

Instructor Spotlight: Manju Muralidharan Manju Muralidharan attended her first computer class as a fifth grader in Bangalore, India, in 1997. Programming in the Turtle Logo language captivated her right away. “It was the joy of seeing that something you did produced results immediately in front of you,” she said. “I’ve been programming pretty much ever […]

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Sally Ride Science partnership lets students ‘reach for the stars’ with experiments in space

SAN DIEGO—When astronaut Sally Ride spoke to young audiences about her experiences as the first American woman in space, she made a point of urging kids to “reach for the stars!” Now Sally Ride Science is helping students do just that in workshops where they can program heat experiments and then actually run their programs […]

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