- Elementary workshops: Along with classes designated for middle school or high school students, there will be elementary workshops for kids going into grades 4 and 5.
- Science in space: In a workshop offered in conjunction with Space Tango and Quest Institute, students will learn to program a heat-transfer experiment and then actually run their programs in microgravity on the International Space Station.
- Test prep: High school students can take a 16-hour course to master proven strategies for success on the SAT exam.
- Program Your Future: In this certificate program, high schoolers will learn the basics of three major programming languages and then choose one of the languages to use in a project addressing a problem in the world.
- Parent workshop: There’s even a workshop for parents offering research-based pointers on how to support children’s engagement in STEAM.
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 space with innovative STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) workshops. Registration is now open for the 2019 academy, to be held from June 24 to July 19 at University City Center, 6256 Greenwich Drive, San Diego. The dozens of offerings include popular workshops from past years – including Astrobiology, Tiny Houses, Messy Science and Culinary Chemistry. There are also exciting additions this summer: