Annual Sally Ride Science Festival set for Oct. 12

The annual Sally Ride Science Festival, a daylong science and engineering fair aimed at interesting middle school girls in science, is set for Oct. 12 at Rice’s Engineering Quad.

Barbara Morgan

Barbara Morgan

The festival, which will run from 11 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., will feature a talk by former astronaut Barbara Morgan, discovery workshops led by scientists and engineers, workshops for parents and teachers on ways to support students’ interest in science and math and a street fair with booths, hands-on activities, food and music.

Advance registration is required. The cost is $20 and includes the workshops, lunch and the street fair. Register by Oct. 7 at

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The Sally Ride Science Festival at Rice is sponsored by the Rice Space Institute, Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, the dean of the Wiess School of Natural Sciences, the National Space Biomedical Research Institute and Houston Space Port.



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