Programs for students can be offered for extra credit or curriculum enhancement. Thanks to a generous community of donors, most programs are available at no cost to the students and educators of our region.

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Junior Academy of Science Students Building Robots

Junior Academy of Science

How cool would it be to meet a scientist in their research lab? Teens in grades 6-12 can attend unique behind-the-scenes opportunities at leading engineering, technology, and science labs of our region. Jr. Academy members make real world connections, meeting top STEM professionals from corporations and universities. Scholarship opportunities available.

Academy of Science – St. Louis Science Fair

The Monsanto Fund and SunEdison support this high-impact demonstration of scientific learning and discovery.

Grades K- 12
The Science Fair is inquiry-based learning at its best!  St. Louis students follow their passion as they explore the world they live in and make real world connections. Science Fair is the perfect platform to support and showcase classroom research as teachers prepare for the Next Generation Science Standards and students develop into confident STEM-capable learners.

The Academy’s Science Fair is the premier STEM Fair in St. Louis with more than 50,000 K-12th grade students representing 250 schools throughout the region. Over $60,000 in scholarships and awards are presented annually.

Honors Division Grades 9 – 12

High School students who complete collegiate-level research compete for scholarship awards and two students represent the Academy of Science – St. Louis Science Fair at the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair.

Teacher Awards

Two science teachers from the St. Louis metro area were awarded $2,000 for professional development and $500 for classroom supplies. The awards were presented at the annual dinner on April 9, 2014 at the Chase Park Plaza. We wish to focus the region’s attention upon individuals and institutions known worldwide for their scientific contributions to research, industry, and quality of life. Visit the Awards page to learn about this year’s award winners.

STEM Careers Students Make Silly Putty

Science Careers: Student Explorations

Students in grades 6-8 explore STEM careers and experience the interdisciplinary nature of science today and prepare for the workforce of the future in these FREE, fun and fast-paced high-impact small group sessions scheduled throughout the school year.

Sessions with working scientists, engineers and STEM professionals are open to student groups and individual students from private, public, independent and home schools.

Tower Grove Park BioBlitz


Here’s your chance to learn about everything from butterflies to bats, crickets to katydids!  The Academy of Science – St. Louis BioBlitz is an exploration and inventory of the biodiversity of urban parks.  Join teams of public volunteers led by biologists, naturalists and environmental enthusiasts search natural areas, listing as many different species as they can find.  Great for students, families, adults, groups.

Download this Teacher’s Guide to host a BioBlitz in your school’s backyard: Academy’s Backyard BioBlitz guide for teachers

Science for the Public

Smart people talk on science today and all the cool and trending topics that are shaping our future. From the Higgs boson and the fate of the universe to quantum computing, scientists and STEM professionals share all the science you need to know more about at public talks offered year-round throughout the region.

No-cost science talks are open to all.  Many teachers offer extra credit to students who attend. Visit our calendar for all upcoming events.

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