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Science Careers: Student Explorations

Registration is now open for the following STEM Career Explorations sessions for middle school students: Greening Your Future at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Register by scrolling and clicking the registration link in the Greening Your Future program tab below. For additional upcoming Teen opportunities and STEM programming, sign up to receive Academy eNews!

FT Greening Your Future Logo3FUTURE TREK: GREENING YOUR FUTURE STEM CAREER EXPLORATIONS is FREE and open to middle school students in grades 6-8. Individual students and student groups of 20-25 may apply. Unless otherwise indicated, program can accommodate up to 100 students per day.

Students in grades 6-8 explore STEM careers and experience the interdisciplinary nature of science today with working scientists and STEM professionals at Greening Your Future—FREE, fun, and fast-paced high-impact interactive small group sessions held at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education scheduled throughout the school year. Includes sessions on Green Careers in STEM!

Fully funded by Academy donors, the Academy’s STEM Career Explorations are offered at no cost to schools in the region and directly impact more than 1,500 students yearly at a pivotal time in their lives when they are laying the science and technology paths for their futures.

Student STEM Career Explorations are made possible through the generous lead support of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and Boeing;

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with additional key support from
Express Scripts and the Emerson Charitable Trust.

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GREENING YOUR FUTURE for 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Students–in partnership with the Missouri Botanical Garden

WHEN (from 9 am – 1:30 pm):

FEBRUARY 2020
Wednesday, February 19, room remaining for 25 students
Tuesday, February 25, room remaining for 25 students
Thursday, February 27, FULL

MARCH 2020
Tuesday, March 3, FULL
Thursday, March 5, room remaining for 25 students

WHO: Unless otherwise indicated, program can accommodate four groups of 20-25 (or up to 100 total) students in grades 6, 7, and/or 8, each day. Individual students and home school students/groups may also apply.

WHERE: Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110 (NE corner of Shaw and Kingshighway)

WHAT: Four fun, informative, and fast-paced, 25-minute classroom sessions with working scientists, engineers and STEM professionals explore careers in science through interactive and hands-on demonstrations at the Commerce Bank Center for Science Education. Includes sessions on Green Careers in STEM. Students participate in a self-directed afternoon Garden Trek Quest scavenger hunt on the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Main Campus featuring the Garden’s Climatron (worlds first geodesic dome greenhouse), Linnean House (oldest continuously operating greenhouse west of the Mississippi), William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, and English Woodland Garden.

BRING: Sack lunches and drinks for students, teachers, and chaperones. Sharpened pencils.

HOW: Registration required. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. You may register a single group, or up to four groups, of 20-25, 6th – 8th grade students per day. (Program can accommodate up to 100 students per day unless otherwise indicated). Please choose an alternate date, or dates, when when registering. You will receive an email notification if you have been selected to attend on your preferred or alternate date, or dates. Individual students and home school students/groups may also register.

or contact Science Careers program director, Rose Jansen, at 314-537-7889, rjansen@academyofsciencestl.org.

 

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No upcoming sessions scheduled at this time.

EXPLORE the STEM in COMMUNICATIONS CAREERS at …

COMMUNICATIONS FUTURE TREK for High School Students–in partnership with Webster University School of Communications AND NOW OPEN TO students in grades 8-12, Junior Academy and STEM Teens Youth Leadership members. Students in grades 6-7 may also apply. Individual students and student groups of 10 – 15 are welcome to register to attend. Program can accommodate up to 75 students.

WHEN (from 9 am – 1:15 pm):
No upcoming sessions scheduled at this time.

WHO: Preference given to students in grades 8-12, Junior Academy and Youth Leadership Team members. Students in grades 6-7 may also apply. NOTE: Program can accommodate up to five groups of 10-15 students each, or 75 students total. Individual students are also welcome to register to attend.

WHERE: Webster University School of Communications

WHAT: Five fun, informative and fast-paced, 35-minute classroom sessions with working Communications professionals explore the science and tech side of Communications Careers through interactive and hands-on demonstrations in exciting fields of study such as Animation, Audio Engineering, Game Design, Radio and Broadcasting, and Visual Effects. BRING: Sack lunches for students, teachers, and chaperones. Drinks provided by Webster University. Bring sharpened pencils.

HOW: No sessions currently scheduled. Please check for OPEN dates and information on how to register for Greening Your Future Sessions (click on Greening Your Future tab). Sign up to receive Academy eNews for notification of any upcoming scheduled Future Trek STEM Careers sessions.

No upcoming sessions scheduled at this time.

ENGINEERING FUTURE TREK for 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Students–in partnership with the St. Louis Public Schools Career and Technical Education Division and Saint Louis University Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology

WHEN: Check back for upcoming scheduled sessions; 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WHO: Groups of 20-25, 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Students. NOTE: Program can accommodate four groups of 20-25 students each, per day.

WHERE: Saint Louis University Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology

WHAT: Four fun, informative and fast-paced, 25-minute classroom sessions with working scientists, engineers and STEM professionals, explore careers in science through interactive and hands-on demonstrations. In the afternoon, students participate in a Parks College Admissions Session expressly for middle school students. BRING: Sack lunches and drinks for students, teachers, and chaperones. Sharpened pencils.

HOW: No sessions currently scheduled. Please check for OPEN dates and information on how to register for Greening Your Future Sessions (click on Greening Your Future tab). Sign up to receive Academy eNews for notification of any upcoming scheduled Future Trek STEM Careers sessions.

No upcoming sessions scheduled at this time.

FUTURE TREK for 6th Grade Students attending St. Louis City Public Schools–in partnership with the St. Louis Public Schools Career and Technical Education Division and the Saint Louis Science Center

WHEN:

NOV 2019, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Wed, Nov 6
Thu, Nov 14
Tue, Nov 19
Wed, Nov 20

DEC 2019, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Tue, Dec 10

WHO: Groups of 20-25, 6th Grade Students attending St. Louis City Public Schools. NOTE: Program can accommodate four groups of 20-25 students each, per day.

WHERE: Taylor Community Resource Center, 4900 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63110 (SW corner of Kingshighway and Manchester)

WHAT: Four fun, informative and fast-paced, 25-minute classroom sessions with working scientists, engineers and STEM professionals, explore careers in science through interactive and hands-on demonstrations. Students participate in a self-directed afternoon STEM Careers scavenger hunt at the Science Center. BRING: Sack lunches and drinks for students, teachers, and chaperones. Sharpened pencils.

HOW: Registration required. Contact Science Careers program director, Rose Jansen, at 314-537-7889, or email rjansen@academyofsciencestl.org. Sign up for Academy eNews to receive notification of any additional upcoming Future Trek STEM Careers program dates.

Communications STEM Careers Future Trek Explorations are open to students in grades 8-12, Junior Academy Members and STEM Teens Youth Leadership Members, high school students and high school student groups from private, public, independent, and home school groups from throughout the region. Students and student groups in grades 6-7 may also apply. Individual students and student groups of 10-15 may apply. Program can accommodate 75 students per day.

Engineering Future Trek, Future Trek, and Greening Your Future, Science Careers Explorations are open to students and student groups in grades 6-8 from private, public, independent, and home schools from throughout the region. Individual students and student groups of 20-25 may apply. Program can accommodate up to 100 students per day.

Check out our College Handbook for Middle School Students, with information for students interested in pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers. It’s a great resource for high school students as well.

Interested in hands-on and exclusive science opportunities outside of school? Check out the Junior Academy of Science.

Science Careers: Student Explorations

Advancing Space Exploration Using Multi-Robot Systems and Swarms and The Solar-Powered Lunar Ark Concept

June 17 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. CLICK the orange Event Information button below to REGISTER! Zoom link to join sent with confirmation email immediately after registering.

Featured Scientist: Jekan Thanga, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Space and Terrestrial Robotic Exploration (SpaceTREx) Laboratory, Asteroid Science, Technology and Exploration Research Organized by Inclusive eDucation Systems (ASTEROIDS) Laboratory, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, The University of Arizona

The exploration and development of Cislunar Space and beyond will be pivotal in securing and sustaining human civilization in the centuries to come. University of Arizona space robotics engineer Jekan Thanga and colleagues are leveraging small teams of university researchers and students to take on ambitious, high-risk, high-reward exploration missions that use multiple spacecrafts, or robots, working in teams that are analogous to colonies of social insects. Jekan's and colleagues' studies point to multiple promising pathways that produce new architectures and robust solutions to some critical challenges that await space exploration and development. You won't want to miss this fascinating look at space exploration in service to sustaining human civilization and the solar-powered lunar ark concept to store cryogenically frozen seed, spore, sperm and egg samples from 6.7 million Earth species.

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Science Careers: Student Explorations

Would You Like a Nudge from a Robot?

July 8 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. CLICK the orange Event Information button below to REGISTER! Zoom link to join sent with confirmation email immediately after registering.

Featured Scientist: Yun Seong Song, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Director, Physical Human-Robot Interaction Laboratory (pHRI Lab), Missouri University of Science & Technology

We’re all familiar with robots like unmanned drones or large industrial robots that operate in solitude. In the future, human-robot interactions that involve direct physical contact are likely to become even more ubiquitous—from social-physical robots that might assist human teachers in the classroom to versatile medical robots that tackle clinical challenges in the acute care of patients. While it may feel awkward to have a robot grab and pull us around, future robots may become better at it—if we understand how humans do it and let the robots learn from the 'experts.' Mechanical engineer, Yun Seong Song, presents what we know about physical interactions in humans and what to do next to make future robots feel more friendly and helpful, with enhanced abilities to communicate through touch.

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