Girls Can Register Now for Sally Ride Science Summer STEAM Workshops

Registration has begun for this summer’s Sally Ride Science Junior Academy, a series of hands-on STEAM workshops that let middle school and high school girls take on the roles of space explorer, oceanographer, videogame designer and more. The Junior Academy will run from June 26 to July 21. The weeklong workshops are open to all […]

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Dr. Tam O’Shaughnessy Appointed to Advisory Board of Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 22, 2016 — President Obama has appointed Dr. Tam O’Shaughnessy, cofounder and executive director of Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego, to the Advisory Board of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. In announcing the appointment of O’Shaughnessy and several others to key administration posts, Obama said, “I […]

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Fanfare Planned for R/V Sally Ride Before Ship Gets to Work

America’s newest research vessel open to the public Oct. 30 Scripps Institution of Oceanography News |  Oct 26, 2016 Media Contact: Robert Monroe  |  Phone: 858-534-3624  |  Email: scrippsnews@ucsd.edu A new era in American exploration of the oceans will formally begin on Nov. 4 when Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego research […]

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Virtual reality tour aboard SIO’s – R/V Sally Ride

Experience a virtual reality tour aboard Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s newest research vessel, R/V Sally Ride. This app takes viewers on an interactive tour of the exterior of the ship, from the working deck just a few feet above the surface of the ocean all the way to the mast more than 70 feet up. […]

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Science Friday’s Ira Flatow, NMSI’s Rene McCormick, and Former NASA Astronaut Sandy Magnus among Judges for Sally Ride-Deloitte Award for Teaching Innovation in STEM

Judges also Include Educators; Will Select Top Finishers in National Award Program that Recognizes Innovations in STEM Education; First Prize of More than $5,000 San Diego, CA, September 17, 2014—Today, Sally Ride Science announced the list of judges that will evaluate submissions and select the winners for the Sally Ride-Deloitte Award for Teaching Innovation in […]

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Sally Ride Science Launches New Professional Development Course: Teach STEM Using the 5Es

New Online Course Helps Educators Use the 5E Model—Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate—to Fuel Student Interest in STEM Topics and Careers San Diego, CA, March 25, 2015—Today, Sally Ride Science announced the launch of a new professional development (PD) course, Teach STEM Using the 5Es, a training designed to help educators apply the 5E model […]

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Resolution to Erect Statue of Astronaut Sally Ride Receives Unanimous Bipartisan Support in Key Senate Committee

SACRAMENTO, CA, March 24, 2015 — Senator Ricardo Lara’s (Bell Gardens) resolution to place a statue of American pioneer Sally Ride in the Statuary Hall located in the United States Capitol received unanimous bipartisan support today in the Senate Governmental Organization Committee by a vote of 10-0. Senate Joint Resolution 4 would make Sally Ride […]

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Sally Ride Science @ UC San Diego Launches Summer STEAM Workshops For Girls

Sally Ride Science @ UC San Diego has announced an innovative series of summer workshops aimed at getting girls in middle school and high school excited about STEAM topics and careers. The Sally Ride Science Junior Academy for Girls offers 12 weeklong workshops in a range of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) subjects. […]

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Animated Video Revives Sally Ride’s Lost Conversation With Gloria Steinem

When Sally Ride was preparing to make history as the first American woman in space, reporters kept asking questions that seemed beside the point. What type of makeup would she take with her? What were the bathrooms like in space? And did she cry when training got tough? Shortly after Ride returned from her 1983 […]

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Sally Ride Science Launches at UC San Diego

By Judy Piercy and Jennifer Davies, UC San Diego SAN DIEGO, CA, October 22, 2015 — Blasting aboard space shuttle Challenger in 1983 to become the first American woman—and at age 32, the youngest American in space—the late Sally Ride captured the nation’s imagination by breaking barriers. Her legacy also includes inspiring generations of students to […]

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