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Sally Ride launches science academy

USA Today
2 August 2010

Getting students to see scientists as normal people who work in places besides laboratories is one of the goals of the Sally Ride Science Academy. Launched in 2009, the academy trains teachers how to engage kids in math and science.

Recently, 100 elementary teachers from across the USA attended the academy, sponsored by ExxonMobil, in Washington, D.C. Ride was there to talk with educators and prove her teaching strategies combat the notion that science is "uncool."

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