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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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WATCH VIDEOS: Wide-ranging conversation on Women in Leadership marks release of Sally Ride stamp

WATCH: To mark the dedication of a Sally Ride Forever stamp by the U.S. Postal Service May 23, Sally Ride Science and UC San Diego hosted a lively discussion on Women in Leadership. Panelists were Billie Jean King, tennis legend and human rights activist; Ellen Ochoa, first Hispanic woman in space and former director of […]

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Poignant tributes, lively panel discussion mark release of Sally Ride Forever stamp

  Erik Jepsen / photos She was the first American woman in space. But Sally Ride was also a physicist, an author, an athlete and a crusader for equity in education. So it’s fitting that the celebration of a U.S. Postal Service stamp honoring Ride featured wide-ranging tributes and a freewheeling panel discussion among women […]

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Watch video: U.S. Postal Service dedicates Forever stamp honoring Sally Ride

U.S. Postal Service celebrates Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, a pioneering astronaut, brilliant physicist and dedicated educator who inspired the nation. #SallyRideForever #AstronautStamps Posted by US Postal Service on Wednesday, May 23, 2018   The U.S. Postal Service dedicated its Forever stamp honoring Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, in a ceremony […]

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Mayor Kevin Faulconer announces expansion of a program offering STEAM workshops.

Free Sally Ride Science Workshops Will Expand to More Libraries, Mayor Announces

A program offering free Sally Ride Science STEAM workshops at San Diego library branches will expand to new communities so it can serve more of the city’s students, Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced. The program, Library NExT, is a partnership between the San Diego Public Library and UC San Diego. A pilot program starting in January […]

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Sally Ride Science STEAM Series: Equity in STEAM Education

WATCH: Panel Discussion on Equity in STEAM Education The inaugural event in the new Sally Ride Science STEAM Series was a panel discussion on why it is crucial to strive for equity in STEAM education. Watch a video of the Feb. 28 discussion from The STEAM Channel on University of California Television. STEM education refers to science, technology, engineering, […]

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Google Doodle Honors Pioneering Women, Including Sally Ride, on International Women’s Day

The Google Doodle for March 8, 2017, marks International Women’s Day by celebrating 13 women around the world who shaped history—including astronaut Sally Ride. The doodle shows Ride in space giving a high-five to a young girl. Ride blasted off aboard the space shuttle Challenger on June 18, 1983, to become America’s first woman in […]

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