Overview

Sally Ride Science Junior Academy offers science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) workshops for students entering the 3rd-12th grade. Students assume the roles of space explorer, marine biologist, computer programmer and more as they immerse themselves in hands-on projects.

Sally Ride, the first American woman in space and high-profile advocate of diversity in science, helped start a national dialogue about the importance of involving girls and boys of all backgrounds in STEM studies and careers. Today, as it celebrates its 20th anniversary, Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego continues Ride’s educational legacy with a range of innovative STEAM (STEM plus arts) programs. Top-notch STEAM instructors lead these workshops, serving as both teachers and role models incorporating real-life stories of vibrant women conducting research in each field. Their examples inspire students and help make STEAM careers more accessible.

Our Junior Academy online workshops let students investigate coding, engineering, space science, marine biology and more. This year, students will earn 1.5 pre-college credits for each workshop. 

Choose from popular returning workshops such as Python Programming, Slimy Sea Creatures and Tiny Houses or new ones like Website Design, Deep-Space Base Building and Cognitive Psychology.

In response to COVID-19 health guidelines, we have restructured our in-person Junior Academy workshops as online courses. These online STEAM workshops will be conducted through virtual class meetings using the Zoom conferencing system and the learning platform Canvas.

Cost and Session Information

Registration for summer 2021 Sally Ride Science Junior Academy is now open.

Session 1:  7/12/21 - 7/16/21 
Session 2:  7/19/21 - 7/23/21 
Session 3:  7/26/21 - 7/30/21
Session 4:  8/2/21 - 8/6/21 

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