Intercollegiate Tennis Association announces Sally Ride STEM Award to help scholar-athletes reach for the stars

March 29, 2022 Before Sally Ride blasted off to become America’s first woman in space, she was an accomplished tennis player who considered turning pro in the sport. To honor Ride’s legacy as an athlete and a scientist, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has announced it will present the Sally Ride STEM Award to a […]

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The new Sally Ride quarter has a lot of symbolism

By Melissa Truth Miller for Nerdist March 16, 2022 A new quarter honoring Dr. Sally Ride debuted March 21, 2022. The coin is the latest in the American Women Quarters collection. It highlights her trailblazing spirit as the first American woman in space and her advocacy for equitable science education. Her life and business partner, Tam […]

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Sally Ride coin is next in American Women Quarters program

By Darrin Lee Unser, coinnews.net March 8, 2022 The United States Mint will begin offering 100-coin bags and 40-coin rolls of circulation-quality 2022 Dr. Sally Ride quarter dollars in the American Women program beginning at noon Eastern Time March 22. The coin is the second of five releases in 2022 for the four-year, 20-coin American […]

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Segment of Highway 101 to be named in honor of trailblazing astronaut Sally Ride

The California Legislature has voted to rename a section of State Highway 101 in the West San Fernando Valley as the Dr. Sally Ride Memorial Highway. Assembly member Jesse Gabriel (D-Woodland Hills) introduced the resolution to honor the pioneering astronaut, who grew up in Encino. ⁠ “As the first American woman in space, Dr. Sally […]

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The San Diego Union-Tribune – “Sally Ride: Astronaut who reached for the stars, not stardom”

The San Diego Union-Tribune and the Women’s Museum of California are celebrating a century of female achievement in San Diego to mark the 100th year of women’s suffrage in America. The second installment of this series pays tribute to pioneering female scientists and researchers who pushed boundaries in exploring our world—and beyond—and helped cultivate new generations […]

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WATCH “Fly Girls: Women in Aviation” from Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

“Fly Girls: Women in Aerospace” is the latest segment of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s STEM in 30 program. It tells the stories of pioneering women from Amelia Earhard and Bessie Coleman to Sally Ride and beyond. Discover STEM in 30 STEM in 30  is an Emmy-nominated program for middle school students produced […]

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The Guardian: Second Annual Women in Leadership Conference Held at UCSD

By Natalie Tran The Guardian, UC San Diego, May 28, 2019 The second annual Women in Leadership event was hosted by Sally Ride Science @ UC San Diego was held in Price Center West on May 22, featuring a panel discussion with CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA Sylvia Acevedo, best-selling author and former […]

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Sally Ride Science Junior Academy on CBS

CBS News 8 features Sally Ride Science Junior Academy as this week’s Innovate 8 STEAM Success School

Watch CBS News 8’s feature on Sally Ride Science Junior Academy as a program prepping young women for jobs that don’t yet but will soon exist. For more information on STEAM Education in San Diego, visit CBS News 8’s Innovate 8.

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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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