Junior Academy

Scholarships are available for SD Unified students to attend Sally Ride Science summer academy

Students in the San Diego Unified School District can apply for scholarships to attend hands-on STEAM workshops at this summer’s Sally Ride Science Junior Academy. The 2018 Junior Academy, from June 25 to July 20 at Mission Bay High School, will offer dozens of innovative STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) classes for middle […]

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Junior Academy

STEAM inspiration for spring: Library NExT offers new lineup of free Sally Ride Science workshops

Here’s a chance for students in grades 6 to 12 to explore a range of fascinating science and tech topics – and just possibly to find career inspiration. Spring registration is now open for free Sally Ride Science STEAM workshops at library branches around San Diego. The spring lineup for the Library NExT program, a […]

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WomenInLeadership

Women in Leadership panel discussion marks release of Sally Ride postage stamp

Sally Ride blasted off aboard shuttle Challenger on June 18, 1983 to become the first American woman—and, at 32, the youngest American—in space. She flew on Challenger again in 1984 and later was the only person to serve on both panels investigating the nation’s space shuttle disasters—the Challenger explosion in 1986 and the breakup of […]

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Expanding Your Horizons

Sally Ride Science classes highlighted at STEM conference for girls

Parents looking for ways to help their daughters prepare for college or careers got some timely assistance during a workshop surveying a wealth of local programs, including classes from Sally Ride Science, aimed at inspiring students in science and technology fields. The workshop was part of an annual conference held by the nonprofit group Expanding […]

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Intro to Circuitry

Sally Ride Science Junior Academy offers summer STEAM adventures

Kevin Andrew Falk/Photo Do you know a student who would love to spend part of the summer flying drones, hunting fossils or designing a website? The Sally Ride Science Junior Academy is now registering students for hands-on summer classes, including dozens of innovative and exciting new offerings. The 2018 Junior Academy, from June 25 to […]

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Library NExT

Lineup of free Sally Ride Science workshops at local libraries expands with fun new courses

Jan. 8, 2018 SAN DIEGO – A program offering free Sally Ride Science STEAM workshops at San Diego library branches is gearing up to serve more students with an expanded course lineup covering everything from Marine Mammals and Kitchen Chemistry to Wearable Electronics and The Science of Harry Potter. Winter offerings for the Library NExT […]

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Pioneering astronaut Sally Ride among icons honored with 2018 stamps

Dec. 12, 2017 Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, will be among the iconic figures celebrated on new stamps in 2018, the U.S. Postal Service® announced. The Postal Service’s 2018 stamp program will honor Ride with a Forever® stamp, along with rock ’n’ roll immortal John Lennon; Lena Horne, the legendary singer, actress, and civil rights […]

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From left, Rosie Casals, Dolores Huerta, Billie Jean King, and Tam O'Shaughnessy.

Sally Ride Science cofounder Tam O’Shaughnessy receives humanitarian award for STEM education advocacy

Tam O’Shaughnessy, cofounder and executive director of Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego, has been honored with the 2017 Joe Shapiro Humanitarian Award for her advocacy of science literacy and diversity in science education. O’Shaughnessy received the award October 21 at Cal State Los Angeles’ Billie Jean King & Friends Gala in recognition of her […]

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Tam O'Shaughnessy

SRS cofounder Tam O’Shaughnessy to receive humanitarian award at Billie Jean King & Friends Gala

Tam O’Shaughnessy, cofounder and executive director of Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego, is being honored with the 2017 Joe Shapiro Humanitarian Award for her advocacy of science literacy and diversity in science education. O’Shaughnessy will receive the award October 21 at Cal State Los Angeles’ Billie Jean King & Friends Gala in recognition of […]

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STEAM panel on virtual reality in the classroom

STEAM Series panel sees exciting future for virtual reality in the classroom

Virtual reality has huge potential as an educational tool in many subjects, but widespread use of the technology in classrooms must await advances in hardware and development of curriculum, experts said during the latest panel discussion in the Sally Ride Science STEAM Series. The event, “Virtual Reality in the Classroom,” was held Sept. 13 at […]

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