Inspiring new STEAM adventures await at summer Sally Ride Science Junior Academy

Run an experiment in space. Make a movie using stop-motion animation. Get to know the mammals of the Arctic. Learn skills to boost your score on college entrance exams. These are just some of the engaging possibilities at this summer’s Sally Ride Science Junior Academy, which carries on the legacy of America’s first woman in […]

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Tritons for Sally Ride Science hosts Carlsbad robotics teams for inspiring event

Photos/Jackie Boock Science teacher Nicole Buchanan helped create a robust robotics program at Kelly Elementary School in Carlsbad. But when the school’s robotics teams began working on projects for a space-based LEGO competition, she thought she could use a little help. “I know nothing about space,” she said. “I sort of panicked. I thought I […]

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Dates set for next summer’s Sally Ride Science Junior Academy

Students at Sally Ride Science Junior Academy have wrapped up a busy summer of programming robots, designing ecofriendly houses, exploring distant planets and more. And 2019 promises to be another summer of inspiring STEAM adventures. During the 2018 Junior Academy, held from June 25 to July 20 at Mission Bay High School, nearly 350 middle […]

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Sally Ride Science instructor, embarking on Arctic expedition, hopes to bring back discoveries to share with students

Marine biologist and documentarian Cynthia Matzke is heading to the Arctic this month as part of an expedition of 16 female polar explorers from all over the world, collectively known as Sedna. Matzke will be ice diving in the frigid water to capture rare footage, monitoring ocean acoustics and helping with educational outreach to Inuit […]

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Mayor helps get out the word about expansion of free STEAM classes in San Diego libraries

Things got a bit messy at a STEAM event where kids previewed free Sally Ride Science workshops offered through the Library NExT program. But no worries – the mess was in the service of hands-on learning. With San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer looking on, young guests tried out activities from some of the STEAM (science, […]

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Teen space enthusiast helps keep Sally Ride’s legacy alive at summer Junior Academy

Elle McCue remembers when she was little and her dad would push her in a swing. With each push he would chant, “Blast off to Mercury . . . Blast off to Venus . . .” “Before I could even say the alphabet, I could recite the order of the planets,” McCue said. It was […]

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Board members who guided Sally Ride Science reunite on historic anniversary

Sally Ride blasted off aboard shuttle Challenger on June 18, 1983, to become the first American woman in space. Thirty-five years later, members of the Board of Directors of Sally Ride Science marked the 35th anniversary of that historic flight with a reunion. The board oversaw Sally Ride Science from its founding in 2001 until […]

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Poignant tributes, lively panel discussion mark release of Sally Ride Forever stamp

  Erik Jepsen / photos She was the first American woman in space. But Sally Ride was also a physicist, an author, an athlete and a crusader for equity in education. So it’s fitting that the celebration of a U.S. Postal Service stamp honoring Ride featured wide-ranging tributes and a freewheeling panel discussion among women […]

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Fallbrook STEAM camp marks a new kind of partnership for Sally Ride Science

Pirate Science. Marine Mammals. The Science of Harry Potter. Those are just some of the hands-on Sally Ride Science workshops that Fallbrook students can attend right in their own community this summer. The nonprofit Fallbrook School of the Arts is partnering with Sally Ride Science to offer a series of workshops in June in the […]

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