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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New Video from UCTV’s STEAM Channel: What Is Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego?

https://www.uctv.tv/steam/search-details.aspx?showID=32458 The STEAM Channel Date: 3/5/2018; 14 minutes Founded by the late Sally Ride and others to inspire young girls to pursue careers in STEM, Sally Ride Science is now housed at UC San Diego, offering opportunities for middle and high school students to embrace science in fun settings. Featured here is the Sally Ride […]

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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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Science of Harry Potter

Instructor Sharon Jones visits News 8 to preview free “Science of Harry Potter” STEAM workshops

WATCH VIDEO: Sharon Jones previews experiments from the free “Science of Harry Potter” workshops she teaches through the Library NExT program. http://www.thecwsandiego.com/story/37462297/harry-potter-the-science-behind-the-sorcery See all the Library NExT STEAM workshops here: https://sallyridescience.ucsd.edu/next/ SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) – Love Harry Potter? How about learning the science behind the books. The free library NExT workshop lets middle school […]

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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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NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir Orbits Back to Scripps for Campus Visit

Photos by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications Scripps alumna delivered keynote address at Blue Tech Week, engaged in roundtable discussion with students, and participated in Facebook Live Q&A during visit By Brittany Hook, thisweek@ucsandiego Nov. 16, 2017 Jessica Meir is one of a few scientists and UC San Diego alumni who also hold the prestigious […]

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UCSD Women Rising

Women Rising: Women scientists at UC San Diego have overtaken men as leaders of the campus’s biggest research grants

Photos by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications By Kim McDonald, thisweek@ucsandiego Nov. 9, 2017 For Elizabeth Villa, 2017 was a banner year. Earlier this year, the biophysicist and assistant professor of molecular biology received her first of four years of research funding from the Pew Charitable Trusts following her selection last fall as a Pew scholar. […]

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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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