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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Board members who guided Sally Ride Science reunite on historic anniversary

Sally Ride blasted off aboard shuttle Challenger on June 18, 1983, to become the first American woman in space. Thirty-five years later, members of the Board of Directors of Sally Ride Science marked the 35th anniversary of that historic flight with a reunion. The board oversaw Sally Ride Science from its founding in 2001 until […]

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Junior Academy students explore the medium where science and art collide, using the technology of circuits to create art in the form of music, paintings and photographs in “Introduction to Circuits using Makey-Makey.” Kevin Andrew Falk/Sally Ride Science

Summer Guide for Kids: Summertime STEM programs inspire goals, nurture minds

By Allison Keltner, The San Diego Union-Tribune May 13, 2018 Think summer is for sleeping in, watching TV and hanging out at the pool or beach? Maybe spending a week at camp playing Capture the Flag and doing arts and crafts? Not anymore — more and more summer programs are designed to prepare students for STEM […]

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Fallbrook STEAM camp marks a new kind of partnership for Sally Ride Science

Pirate Science. Marine Mammals. The Science of Harry Potter. Those are just some of the hands-on Sally Ride Science workshops that Fallbrook students can attend right in their own community this summer. The nonprofit Fallbrook School of the Arts is partnering with Sally Ride Science to offer a series of workshops in June in the […]

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Scholarships are available for SD Unified students to attend Sally Ride Science summer academy

Students in the San Diego Unified School District can apply for scholarships to attend hands-on STEAM workshops at this summer’s Sally Ride Science Junior Academy. The 2018 Junior Academy, from June 25 to July 20 at Mission Bay High School, will offer dozens of innovative STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) classes for middle […]

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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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Elizabeth Blackburn (left) and Elissa Epel

Researchers team up to share key insights on telomeres and health

Tam on STEAM Elissa Epel, a professor of psychiatry at UC San Francisco, studies how stress affects the body. There’s no shortage of advice out there about what makes a healthy lifestyle. Get regular exercise. Reduce stress. Eat whole foods. It all sounds good, but the advice is easy to ignore when you are tired […]

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KGTV 10 News visits the Sally RIde Junior Academy

VIDEO: ‘It’s Slimy, Techie and Downright Brainy’: KGTV 10 News Visits Our Junior Academy

WATCH THE VIDEO Leveling the Scientific Playing Field SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Educators are trying to level the scientific playing field.  Monday kicked off the Sally Ride Science Junior Academy at Mission Bay High School.  The program encourages all children, especially young women, to get involved in STEAM programs of science, technology, engineering, art, and […]

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Hollis Woodard, a UC Riverside entomologist, studies bumblebees in extreme environments.

How a girl who came late to science became an expert on bumblebees

Tam on STEAM Hollis Woodard sees bumblebees as the pandas of the insect world. “They are a very charismatic bee,” she said. “They are big and chunky and fuzzy. They move kind of slow, so you can watch them bumbling around. People are pretty attracted to them.” But what fascinates Woodard about bumblebees goes beyond […]

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Visitors at Open House Preview Summer STEAM Workshops

Local girls and their parents had some hands-on fun exploring astronomy, oceanography, robotics and more during an Open House previewing summer workshops from Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego. The event May 13 at Mission Bay High School in Pacific Beach offered an advance look at the Sally Ride Science Junior Academy, to be […]

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