Academy of Science - St. Louis

A nonprofit organization

-The children we engage in science and technology today are the critical thinkers and problem solvers of the future
-The decisions facing our world require a scientifically-literate citizenry, informed by those with expertise in science and technology
-The St. Louis region is a brain-trust of researchers, investigators, explorers, and science advocates-dedicated to fostering the next generation of STEM leaders and advocates

-That by 8th grade, children have determined if they have a place in science and technology. By connecting them to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) professionals who share the rewards of their efforts, we are building the workforce of the future
-That communicating complex science and technology ideas to the public can be effectively accomplished through stories, accessible outreach, and citizen-science opportunities
-That children learn science inquiry through hands-on, relevant, project-based experiences
-That 87% of middle school students, after engaging in Academy career explorations with professionals in science and technology, report a better understanding of why it's important to take math and science; and 74% report the program inspired them to want to find out more about future careers in STEM fields.

-In the power of collaboration and interdisciplinary ideas and effort
-In an engaged community of advocates of the community outreach initiatives of the Academy of Science
-In the value of a uniquely independent and community supported organization, true to its 1856 mission of "Promoting the understanding and appreciation of science."

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Academy of Science - St. Louis

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Science, Tech & Business


5050 Oakland Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110