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Registration has begun for this summer’s Sally Ride Science Junior Academy, a series of hands-on STEAM workshops that let middle school and high school girls take on the roles of space explorer, oceanographer, videogame designer and more.

The Junior Academy will run from June 26 to July 21. The weeklong workshops are open to all students entering grades 6 through 12, but the emphasis is on engaging girls in STEAM – science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.

Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego launched the Junior Academy last summer, with nearly 400 students taking part. Popular workshops will return this summer, including Virtual Reality Programming, Robotics and Space Out! This summer’s program also introduces many new courses. New offerings include Science of Science Fiction, Ethically Hacking Toys, Culinary Chemistry, Pirate Science and Math of Murals.