A new LEGO set honors the women of NASA—and it looks pretty awesome

ARS TECHNICA By Eric Burger A new playset from LEGO will honor four key women in NASA history—astronomer Nancy Grace Roman, computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, and pioneering astronauts Sally Ride and Mae Jemison. The 231-piece set will be released on November 1, with a recommended selling price of $24.99. First proposed in July, 2016 by the deputy editor […]

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KGTV 10 News visits the Sally RIde Junior Academy

VIDEO: ‘It’s Slimy, Techie and Downright Brainy’: KGTV 10 News Visits Our Junior Academy

WATCH THE VIDEO Leveling the Scientific Playing Field SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Educators are trying to level the scientific playing field.  Monday kicked off the Sally Ride Science Junior Academy at Mission Bay High School.  The program encourages all children, especially young women, to get involved in STEAM programs of science, technology, engineering, art, and […]

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NASA’s women space pioneers to star in new Lego set

By Ben Westcott  @CNNTech, March 1, 2017 Lego announced Tuesday that a new set will feature some of the pioneering women who played vital but sometimes underappreciated roles in the U.S. space program.  The figures have been commissioned under the toy maker’s Lego Ideas series that allows fans to propose concepts for new sets. The “Women […]

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50 Voices of the Future: Tam O’Shaughnessy on STEM education

In honor of UC San Diego Extension’s first 50 years, 50 Voices of the Future asks thought leaders about the trends, breakthroughs and social advances they foresee over the next 50 years. As Carl Sagan once said, “We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology in which no one knows anything about […]

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The Talk I was Going to Give . . .

Scripps Institution of Oceanography By Tam O’Shaughnessy  |  Nov. 3, 2016 Tam O’Shaughnessy is Cofounder of Sally Ride Science and Executive Director of Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego. She was Sally Ride’s life partner.  The Talk I Was Going to Give for the R/V Sally Ride Commissioning Ceremony on Friday 10/28/2016.   Unfortunately, I […]

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Obama hails Sally Ride, other pioneers in State of the Union address

WASHINGTON—Invoking the examples of astronaut Sally Ride and other pioneering Americans, President Obama used his final State of the Union address to call for a renewal of the nation’s “spirit of discovery.” “That spirit of discovery is in our DNA,” Obama said during the speech to a joint session of Congress Jan. 12. “America is […]

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Google Doodle Celebrates Varied Facets of Sally Ride’s Life and Work

The May 26 Google Doodle honoring Sally Ride on what would have been her 64th birthday grew out of collaborative discussions between the Google creative team and Tam O’Shaughnessy, Sally’s life, writing, and business partner. Google wanted to celebrate Sally, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2012, for her role as America’s first woman in […]

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State Senate calls for swapping Father Serra statue with one of Sally Ride

Sacramento, CA, April 13, 2015— A divided California state Senate voted Monday to request that the statue of Father Junipero Serra in the U.S. Capitol be replaced with one of NASA astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. Each state can place statues of two of its important citizens in the Capitol. The likeness […]

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Sen. Lara Proposal Would Make History by Placing Statue of American Physicist and Astronaut Dr. Sally Ride in National Statuary Hall

Dr. Ride would become first woman to represent California and first member of the LGBT community to be placed in the National Statuary Hall SACRAMENTO, CA, February 4, 2015 — California State Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) today introduced Senate Joint Resolution 4 which would require the United States Congress to place a statue of […]

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