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Junior Academy of Science

Junior Academy of Science
More than 400 middle and high school students from public, private and home schools across the region experience hands-on opportunities in science, engineering, technology and medicine through the Junior Academy.
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    Mon 14

    Teen Science Cafe: Self-Organization in Biology

    Monday, December 14 @ 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

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We film a number of our broad range of science speakers, tours, and community-wide public talks, workshops and citizen science events. Find popular talks such as Higgs Boson and the Fate of the Universe and Cyberforensics.
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What Can Evolutionary Biology Tell Us About the Origin and Spread of Human Agriculture?

December 10 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

St. Louis County Library - Zoom

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 Event Information link below to register! Registrants will receive Zoom information via email immediately after registering.

Featured Speaker: Carlos Botero, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis

Modern humans existed for at least two thousand years as hunter-gatherers before developing agriculture around 12,000 years ago. Biologist Carlos Botero uses the tools of evolutionary biology to test fundamental ideas related to why this transformative innovation originated where it did and spread so quickly around the world.

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Teen Science Cafe: Self-Organization in Biology

December 14 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Space is limited! FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy of Science members and ALL middle and high school students in grades 6-12! Click the Event Information button below to register. Pre-registration for Junior Academy of Science members ONLY through Friday, Dec 4. General registration for ALL open on Saturday, Dec 5. Look for Cafe login information in your email confirmation.

To join the Junior Academy of Science, or to find out more about the benefits of membership in the Junior Academy, CLICK HERE.

Featured Cafe Presenter: Ram Dixit, Ph.D., Professor of Biology and Program Director, Plant and Microobial Sciences, Department of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis; Principal Investigator, Working Group 2, Co-Leader, Center for Engineering MechanoBiology, National Science Foundation

Unlike human-made structures, biological structures are created without an underlying template or blueprint. Instead, these structures arise dynamically through a process called self-organization in which higher-level patterns emerge from interactions between lower-level components. Use computer modeling in this interactive virtual Teen Science Cafe to explore what self-organization means and how it applies to biological systems.

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26th Annual Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards Dinner and Celebration

April 6 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Reservations are required. For information on this year's awardees, or to reserve a ticket or table, CLICK HERE.

Since its inception, the Academy has promoted the recognition of the impressive scientists of St. Louis. This tradition continues with the 26th Annual Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards. Each award-winner represents an extraordinary caliber of expertise.

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5:30 p.m. Networking Reception

7:00 p.m. Dinner

— Educator Award —

— Next Generation Awards —

— Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Presentations —

The 26th Annual Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards Dinner and Celebration is presented by The Academy of Science - St. Louis, connecting Science and the Community® for more than 160 years.

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