Junior Researcher Academy 2019
Junior Researcher Academy 2019
Junior Researcher Academy 2019
The JRA returns with a modified virtual program, please check our open programs page for more information!

Junior Researcher Academy

The Oak Crest Institute of Science and the City of Monrovia Junior Researcher Academy (JRA) is opening its doors for the summer. The JRA is a two-week science experience where students learn and apply laboratory skills. Mixing hands-on experiments with science based field trips, this is ideal for students who want to know what a scientist’s daily life is like. The JRA is open to all students (grades 7 – 9) but a priority will be given to MUSD students and residents.
Students are introduced to a variety of scientific fields through hands-on experiments mentored by research scientists. They will be exposed to biology, chemistry, physics, and computer science in an engaging yet fun research environment. The Academy philosophy is ‘Learning by Doing’ where we use scientific thinking to explore our world.

The 2021 Junior Researcher Academy – at home

Wooden microscope images

The first assignment for our Junior Researchers was to assemble a wooden microscope and take images of different objects around the house. Here are some examples. Keep sending us more!

owl pellet images

The second assignment for our Junior Researchers was to dissect an owl pellet. Here are some examples of what was found inside. Keep sending us more!