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Moving Mountains: Parents and Families Driving Research in Rare Disease

T-Rex Room 5050 Oakland Avenue, Lower Level, St. Louis, MO

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend.

Featured Speaker: Stephanie Snow Gebel, founder, Snow Foundation

Stephanie Snow Gebel is the founder of the Snow Foundation, a voice for rare disease that is working towards a cure for Wolfram Syndrome and developing novel therapies for diabetes, vision loss, hearing loss, and neurodegeneration. Hear one family’s story and join a discussion about how you can motivate and engage the research enterprise. Washington University researchers, Fumi Urano, M.D., Ph.D., and Tamara Hershey, Ph.D., who have collaborated closely with the Snow Foundation, will also be present for the discussion.

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Moving Mountains is an Evenings on Genetics and Genomics Series Community Event of The Academy of Science - St. Louis, Washington University in St. Louis Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences, the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, Siteman Cancer Center, and the Children's Discovery Institute of St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.

Free

How Does Henrietta Lacks Apply to Me? A Discussion on Key Ethical Considerations of Precision Medicine

T-Rex Room 5050 Oakland Avenue, Lower Level, St. Louis, MO

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Click Find Out More to Register!

Featured Speakers:

Vetta Sanders Thompson, Ph.D., E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity, Brown School; Co-Director, Center for Community Health Partnership and Research, Institute for Public Health, Washington University in St. Louis

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Angela Brown, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Division; Co-Director, Center for Community Health Partnership and Research, Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Henrietta Lacks is the mother of modern medicine—a true hero to the scientific community and the millions of people whose lives have been saved by her cells. Her story, however, is also the backdrop to a set of 3 key ethical issues surrounding precision medicine: consent, privacy, and monetization. In this informative session, Drs. Brown & Sanders Thompson present an overview of the Henrietta Lacks story and precision medicine, and moderate discussion around community perspectives of key ethical issues.

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Does Henrietta Lacks Apply to You? is an Evenings on Genetics and Genomics Series Community Event of The Academy of Science - St. Louis, Washington University in St. Louis Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences, the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, Siteman Cancer Center, and the Children's Discovery Institute of St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.

Free

STEM Teens Leadership Council Holiday Party and Meeting

T-Rex Room 5050 Oakland Avenue, Lower Level, St. Louis, MO

OPEN to STEM Teens Leadership Council Members and current Junior Academy Members ONLY! Registration is required. Space is limited! Click Find Out More to RSVP today!

The STEM Teens Leadership Council cordially invites Junior Academy of Science members to attend the STEM Teens Holiday Party & Meeting!

Enjoy holiday food and drinks, meet members of the Academy's STEM Teens Leadership Council, participate in an icebreaker and hands-on leadership vision board activity, and learn about honors colleges from guest speaker, Holly Pope, Ph.D., with the University of Missouri - St. Louis' Pierre Laclede Honor's College.

See you there!

Free

Junior Academy Archaeology Mini-Series for Teens! Session 4: Zoo Archaeology

T-Rex Room 5050 Oakland Avenue, Lower Level, St. Louis, MO

This is the 4th and final session of this hands-on and interactive monthly mini-series for teens exploring the field of archaeology with past sessions on flintknapping, ceramics, and geoarchaeology!

SESSION FOUR IS NOW FULL! CURRENTLY ACCEPTING WAIT-LISTED REGISTRANTS ONLY for Session Four! To be added to the wait-list for this session, click Find Out More.

FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy members and their parents ONLY. Registration is required. Space is limited to 30 participants per session, so register early to reserve your spot! Click "Find Out More" to register!

Learn how animal bones thrown into prehistoric trash pits are used to learn about the humans who put them there. See the many ways animals were utilized as cuisine and more. Then try your skills at identifying bones like an archaeologist!

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Junior Academy Archaeology Mini-Series for Teens! Session 3: Geoarchaeology—Stories from the Soil

T-Rex Room 5050 Oakland Avenue, Lower Level, St. Louis, MO

This hands-on and interactive monthly mini-series for teens explores the field of archaeology with sessions on flintknapping, ceramics, geoarchaeology, and zoo archaeology!

SESSION THREE IS NOW FULL! CURRENTLY ACCEPTING WAIT-LISTED REGISTRANTS ONLY for Session Three! To be added to the wait-list for this and/or additional sessions in the series, click Find Out More.

FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy members and their parents ONLY. Registration is required. Register for one or more sessions in the series! Space is limited to 30 participants per session, so register early to reserve your spot! Click "Find Out More" to register!

Join us to learn how archaeologists use the soil to interpret history. Discover how the changes in color, texture, and composition can reveal information about past peoples and their environment. Get hands-on practice in soil reading!

Archaeology Mini-Series for Teens Upcoming Sessions

Session 4: Thu, Dec 14, 7PM - 8:30PM, Zoo Archaeology | FULL! Accepting Wait-List Only.

Free

Junior Academy Archaeology Mini-Series for Teens! Session 2: Ceramics—From Dirt to Dinnerware

T-Rex Room 5050 Oakland Avenue, Lower Level, St. Louis, MO

This hands-on and interactive monthly mini-series for teens explores the field of archaeology with sessions on flintknapping, ceramics, geoarchaeology, and zoo archaeology!

SESSION TWO IS NOW FULL! CURRENTLY ACCEPTING WAIT-LISTED REGISTRANTS ONLY for Session Two! To be added to the wait-list for this session, click Find Out More. To be added to the wait-list for additional sessions in the series, click the session links below.

FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy members and their parents ONLY. Registration is required. Register for one or more sessions in the series! Space is limited to 30 participants per session, so register early to reserve your spot! Click "Find Out More" to register!

Learn about the transformation of clay into a world-changing technology. Join us to discuss prehistoric ceramics and experience the process of making a clay pot of your own!

Archaeology Mini-Series for Teens Upcoming Sessions

Session 3: Mon, Nov 27, 7PM - 8:30PM, Geoarchaeology | FULL! Accepting Wait-List Only.

Session 4: Thu, Dec 14, 7PM - 8:30PM, Zoo Archaeology | FULL! Accepting Wait-List Only.

Free

Junior Academy Archaeology Mini-Series for Teens! Session 1: Flintknapping—Prehistoric Physics in Action

T-Rex Room 5050 Oakland Avenue, Lower Level, St. Louis, MO

This hands-on and interactive monthly mini-series of four sessions for teens explores the field of archaeology with sessions on flintknapping, ceramics, geoarchaeology and zoo archaeology!

SESSION ONE IS NOW FULL! CURRENTLY ACCEPTING WAIT-LISTED REGISTRANTS ONLY for Session One! To register for additional sessions in the series, click the upcoming session links below.

FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy members and their parents and all teens in grades 6-12. Registration is required. Register for one or more sessions in the series! Space is limited to 30 participants per session, so register early to reserve your spot! Click "Find Out More" to register!

Session Presenter:
Kathryn Chapman, Education Coordinator, Center for American Archaeology

Flintknapping is the art of shaping flint, chert, or glass into tools. Join Kathryn Chapman from the Center for American Archaeology to learn how prehistoric people shaped arrowheads, knives, hoes, and more. We'll provide some local chert and tools for you to shape your own point using pressure flaking techniques.

Archaeology Mini-Series for Teens Upcoming Sessions

Session 2: Tue, Oct 17, 7PM - 8:30PM, Ceramics

Session 3: Mon, Nov 27, 7PM - 8:30PM, Geoarchaeology

Session 4: Thu, Dec 14, 7PM - 8:30PM, Zoo Archaeology

Free