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Saturday Academy Fall 2018

Classes & Camps Weekends & School Breaks Grades 2-12

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Fall 2018

Classes & Camps Saturday Academy is a non-profit organization that provides educational opportunities to all students in grades 2-12 throughout the Portland Metro Area. Our in-depth, hands-on classes, camps and full-day workshops are taught by community experts dedicated to sharing their passion and inspiring curiosity.

SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING MATH AND THE ARTS

Follow your curiosity Other programs include:

ASE Our Apprenticeships in Science & Engineering (ASE) program provides internships for high school students in professional environments. Internships are 8-week, full-time summer opportunities, mentored by practicing professionals in science and engineering throughout Oregon and southwest Washington. saturdayacademy.org/ase

GET Our Girls Engage Technology (GET) program provides positive computer programming and engineering experiences to young girls to increase their confidence and interest in technology. saturdayacademy.org/get

SA2U

Saturday Academy to You is our School-Based program. SA2U brings Saturday Academy classes to your school or business. Learn more today. saturdayacademy.org/SA2U

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Saturday Academy exists because children need avenues to explore their curiosity. I hope your curiosity is piqued exploring this catalog! We welcome all students in grades 2-12 for hands-on, in-depth learning. Our classes, camps and internships are taught by experts in their fields so that children see how intellectual curiosity leads to careers. I was inspired to study brain development from my mother who worked on a neonatal intensive care unit. This led me into research for 25 years on the brain basis of learning and memory during early development. Every child needs a chance to find their passion. Our class sizes are small and classes are project-oriented. We concentrate on the love of learning so there are no formal tests--just what the students create! Please note that our programs are held at sites throughout the Portland-Metro area and we are not just on Saturdays! We provide tuition assistance for families with need. Please share this catalog with friends and colleagues who may not know about Saturday Academy. I hope Saturday Academy will help your child find that special interest to inspire them and drive them to a lifetime of love for learning. Jeri Janowsky, Ph.D. Executive Director Saturday Academy

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table of contents arts: preforming & visual PAGE 6-7

GRADES

Comic Book & Graphic Novel Comic Book & Improv Camp Novel Connections Pixel Art: Intro to Spriting Photography: Art of the Darkroom Special Effects Makeup Ableton Live: Create & Mix Music Electronic Music Photography: Exploring Portland Escher, Fractals, and the Golden Ratio From Fibonacci to 3D: The Art of Math Modular Origami: Exploring Sonobe Variations Modular Origami: Exploring Sonobe Variations

(6 - 8) (6 - 8) (4 - 5) (5 - 9) (8 - 12)

college prep & study skills

(8 - 12) (9 -12) (5 - 9) (8 - 12) (5 - 8) (2 - 4) (6 - 8) (4 - 5)

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Build a Computer Electromagnetism Magic Invent, Tinker, Create LEGO® WeDo Robotics LEGO® WeDo More Robotics Remote-Controlled Robotics Robotics with LEGO® Mindstorms EV3 Biomimicry Engineering Challenge

(6 - 8) (2 - 3) (2 - 5) (2 - 4) (3 - 6) (9 - 12) (5 - 8) (6 - 12)

science PAGE 13-14

math PAGE 12

GRADES

Data is Everywhere: Statistics Made Relevant Escher, Fractals and the Golden Ratio From Fibonacci to 3D: The Art of Math

(9 - 12) (5 - 8) (2 - 4)

medical science

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ACT Prep PSAT Prep SAT Prep Study Skills Study Skills The Art of Persuasion: Speech & Debate

(9 - 12) (8 - 11) (9 - 12) (6 - 8) (9 - 12) (7 - 10)

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App Inventor Arduino: Winter Lights & Sound Sculptures Blender: Intro to 3D Modeling Java™ Programming: Intro Pixel Art: lntro to Spriting Programming from “Scratch” Programming in Python® Programming: Beginners Virtual Reality Worlds Coding Camp: Creative Critters Writing for Video Games 3D Mechanical Design

(6- 9) (8-12) (6 - 8) (6 - 8) (5 - 9) (3 - 5) (7 - 10) (4 - 7) (9 - 12) (3 - 5) (5 - 9) (9 - 12)

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engineering & robotics

PAGE 12-13 Emergency Medicine Medical Acting: Train as a Medical Professional Intro to Medical Careers Medicine Up Close Eerie Neuroscience Microbiology: Disease Detectives Neurology & Neuroscience

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Animal Anatomy (6 - 8) Astronomy: Touring the Universe (6 - 8) Chemistry for Girls: Acid-Based (3 - 5) Chemistry Potions (4 - 5) Feel the Force: Electricity (2 - 5) Food Chemistry (7 - 9) Food Chemistry (8 - 10) Forensic Science: Crime (6 - 8) Scene Investigation Forensic Science: Crime (4 - 6) Scene Investigation Marine & Aquatic Biology (6 - 8)

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Novel Connection Write for Success Write Now: Improve Your Writing

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after-school classes PAGE 19 financial aid PAGE 21 instructor spotlight PAGE 12 intern with us PAGE 20 mentoring organizations & community partners PAGE 21 our locations PAGE 22 share your expertise PAGE 18 winter break classes & camps PAGE 15 your impact PAGE 23


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arts: performing & visual Novel Connections

Comic Book & Graphic Novel

From Saga to small press, make your comic. Comic storytelling combines both writing and drawing to tell tales that span every conceivable genre. Create your very own graphic novel that tells a unique, interesting and personal story. Employ the techniques of professional cartoonists to tell your own story. Engage your readers and communicate effectively in words and art. Days: Nov. 10 - Dec. 15 (No class Nov. 24), 12:30 - 3:30 PM, Five Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Frank Young Tuition: $185 Grades: 6 - 8

Comic Book & Improv Camp

Create characters from stage to page. Use your ideas about heroes and making the world a better place as inspiration for your own comic! Utilize writing, drawing and movement to imagine and tell tales that span every conceivable genre. Explore techniques from narrative development to layout, penciling, inking, coloring, and lettering a final product. Days: Dec. 17 - 21, 9 AM - 4 PM, Five meetings, Mon. - Fri. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Carolyne Haycraft & Frank Young Tuition: $345 Grades: 6 - 8

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From page to stage! What happens when Harry Potter and Hermione meet other characters from famous novels on stage in a brand new play? Find out what Julius Cesar or Macbeth say to Lord Voldemort. This class will create a unique performance and opportunities for students to be dramaturges, actors, writers and directors. Days: Nov. 3 - Dec. 8 (No class Nov. 24), 2 - 5 PM, Five Sats. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Carolyne Haycraft Tuition: $189 Grades: 4 - 5

Special Effects Makeup

Who will you be? Transform yourself with stage makeup. Explore facial formations to create wounds, scars, bruises, wrinkles and more as you experiment with theatrical makeup techniques. Learn the skills you need to recreate your face at home for your next event. Days: Oct. 27, 10 AM - 4 PM, One Sat. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Carolyne Haycraft Tuition: $135 Grades: 8 - 12

Pixel Art: Intro to Spriting

Design characters and props for gaming. Explore basic animation theory and learn to animate walk cycles, jumps and action moves. Experiment with different perspective projections and methods of spriting to create a small portfolio of images that can be used in your own games. Days: Nov. 10 - Dec. 15 (No class Nov. 24), 1 - 3:30 PM, Five Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Vince Olano Tuition: $185 Grades: 5 - 9

Photography: Art of the Darkroom

Channel your inner Ansel Adams. Experience the magic of black and white photography. Review camera basics. Experience your surroundings through a photographer’s keen eye. Develop your individual style. Experiment with exposure, contrast, filters and paper. What effects can you achieve with a single negative? Days: Nov. 11 - Dec. 9 (no class Nov. 25), 12 - 3:30 PM, Four Suns. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Zach Peters Tuition: $195 Note: Bring a 35 mm camera, manual preferred.   Grades: 8 - 12

FINANCIAL AID is available. Find out more on page 21.

Ableton Live: Create & Mix Music

Compose the soundtrack of your life. Explore the Ableton Live interface including mixing, sampling, using virtual instruments and effects. Dive into the underlying technical functions and utility of EQ, reverb, compression and delay. Pick up the basics of songwriting and recording and study your favorite electronic artists. Prerequisite: Previous experience with electronic music software such as GarageBand, FL Studio, or other DAW required. Days: Oct. 6 - Nov. 3, 12:30 - 3:30 PM, Five Sats. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Eric Phillips Tuition: $225 Grades: 9 - 12 SESSION 2

Days: Dec. 17 - 21, 1 - 4 PM, Five

Meetings, Mon. - Fri. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Jeremy Highhouse Tuition: $225 Grades: 9 - 12


Electronic Music

Make a beat. Craft harmony. Hook your listener. Compose music with GarageBand, a powerful and flexible program that lets you create any music you can imagine. Experiment with sampling, synthesizers, mixing, equalizing and more. Learn music theory and the history of electronic music and hip-hop. Release your musical creation online. Days: Oct. 6 - Nov. 3, 9 AM - 12 PM, Five Sats. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Eric Phillips Tuition: $215 Note: This is an Apple Mac-based computer class. Grades: 5 - 9

Escher, Fractals, and the Golden Ratio

Modular Origami: Exploring Sonobe Variations

Photography: Exploring Portland

From Fibonacci to 3D: The Art of Math

Days: Dec. 28, 9 AM - 4:00 PM, One Fri. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Carolyn Woody Tuition: $125 Grades: 4 - 5

Discover Portland through the camera lens. Learn camera basics, composition, perspective, and light while shooting local attractions. Collaborate with classmates to choose the best photos for digital presentation or Instagram. Learn professional techniques for capturing an image and transforming it into a powerful photograph. Days: Oct. 6 - Nov. 3, 10 AM - 12:30 PM, Five Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Ellen Regal Tuition: $185 Grades: 8 - 12 Note: Please bring a digital camera; phone camera is fine.

Enhance your art using the secret of math. Create and craft works from intricate Escher-like tesselations to amazing modular origami creations. Apply the beauty of math to draw mesmerizing masterpieces using the Fibonacci sequence, fractals, and the golden ratio. Days: Oct. 6 - Oct. 27, 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Stefanie Foster Tuition: $165 Grades: 5 - 8

Create amazing art using the secrets of math! Explore and design tessellations in the style of MC Escher and create captivating spiral art using the Fibonacci series. Make a mesmerizing mandala using the properties of symmetry and paint like Kandinsky using a compass to create circle art. Days: Oct. 6 - Oct. 27, 12:30 - 3 PM, Four Sats. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Stefanie Foster Tuition: $165 Grades: 2 - 4

Discover modular origami. Master one of the basic building blocks of modular origami. Build complex shapes by connecting Sonobe units. Create numerous variations for endless combinations. Explore the possibilities through alterations in folding and color combinations. Days: Dec. 27, 9 AM - 4 PM, One Thurs. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Carolyn Woody Tuition: $125 Grades: 6 - 8 SESSION 2

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college prep & study skills Saturday Academy is invested in your future. Our College Prep classes go beyond ACT, PSAT and SAT preparation. We’ll help you learn to study smarter, write an exceptional college application essay and land your dream internship or job.

SAT Prep

ACT Prep

Get ready to improve your ACT score. The ACT is a widely accepted college entrance exam. Many students’ strengths are better reflected on the ACT than the SAT as it more closely aligns with school curriculum. Get ready for the following 2018 test dates: October 27, December 8. Days: Sept. 22 - Oct. 13, 9 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Portland State University Location: Portland State University Instructor: Noah Dear, James Vautravers Tuition: $349 Includes ACT Prep book. Grades: 9 - 12

PSAT Prep

Don’t underestimate the importance of the PSAT. High scores can win you scholarships and qualify you for the National Merit Scholar Program. Learn strategies for general test taking and approaching specific types of questions found in both the math and reading parts of the test. Take practice tests and review your answers in a team environment. Days: Sept. 15 - Oct. 6, 12:30 - 3:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Tina-Marie Baskin & John Oppedisano Tuition: $229 Includes PSAT Prep book. Grades: 8 - 11

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Maximize your SAT scoring potential. Learn powerful test-taking techniques and strategies for improving your score. High scores on the SAT can help with admittance to the college of your choice and increase the size of potential scholarships. This class will prepare you for the three sections of the SAT: math, critical reading and writing. Days: Sept. 1 - 29, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Five Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Stacy Carleton & Kelsey Loy Tuition: $449 Includes official College Board SAT Prep book. Grades: 9 - 12 SESSION 2

Days: Oct. 6 - 20, 9 AM - 2:30 PM,

Three Sats. Location: La Salle Catholic College Prep Instructor: James Vautravers Tuition: $449 Includes official College Board SAT Prep book. Grades: 9 - 12 SESSION 3

Days: Oct. 21 - Nov. 18, 12:30 - 3:30 PM,

Five Suns. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Tina-Marie Baskin & Kelsey Loy Tuition: $449 Includes official College Board SAT Prep book. Grades: 9 - 12

Study Skills

Work smarter, not harder. Make the best use of your study time. Master techniques for studying more effectively, including how to memorize and problem solve. Explore new ways to approach analytical projects and practice techniques for test-taking and managing stress. Days: Nov. 10 - Dec. 8 (No class Nov. 24), 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Stefanie Foster Tuition: $165 Grades: 6 - 8 SESSION 2

Days: Nov. 10 - Dec. 8 (No class Nov. 24),

1 - 3:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Stefanie Foster Tuition: $165 Grades: 9 - 12

The Art of Persuasion: Speech & Debate

Master the art of persuasion. Gain the skills to engage in both formal and informal speech and debate by mastering the art of persuasion. Learn three key concepts that will put you on the winning side of any argument: assertion, reasoning, and evidence. Days: Sept. 29 - Oct. 27, 12:30 - 3 PM, Five Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Caren Graham Tuition: $185 Grades: 7 - 10


computer science & tech Pixel Art: Intro to Spriting

Design characters and props for gaming. Explore basic animation theory and learn to animate walk cycles, jumps and action moves. Experiment with different perspective projections and methods of spriting to create a small portfolio of images that can be used in your own games. Days: Nov. 10 - Dec. 15 (No class Nov. 24), 1 - 3:30 PM, Five Sats. Portland State University Instructor: Vince Olano Tuition: $185 Grades: 5 - 9

App Inventor

Build your own mobile app. Develop your own Android app with MIT’s App Inventor. Create a variety of apps such as a trivia quiz, mini-game, painting app and more. Make your apps interactive and add pictures and sounds. Days: Oct. 6 - Nov. 3, 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Five Sats. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Venkatesh Patil Tuition: $189 Grades: 6 - 9

Arduino: Winter Lights & Sound Sculptures

Light up the darkest days! Craft and code a creative sculpture with LED lights and music, controlled by an Arduino-compatible micro-computer. Write code to control the lights and speakers, triggered by sensors, buttons, or movement. Your creation is yours to keep! Days: Dec. 17 - 21, 9 AM - 12 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. Location: University of Portland Instructor: George Mandis Tuition: $215 Grades: 8 - 12

FINANCIAL AID is available. Find out more on page 21.

Programming from “Scratch” Blender: Intro to 3D Modeling

Learn the magic of digital art and animation. Create game-ready 3D models and environments using Blender, a free, opensource, 3D modeling and animation tool. Imagine and sketch your ideal hangout space complete with furniture, characters or pets. Use polygon modeling tools to bring depth to your design, work with textures and texture maps to make your object look true to life and light your scene to maximize its impact on the viewer. Days: Dec. 17 - 21, 1 - 3:30 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Sonya Neunzert Tuition: $189 Grades: 6 - 8

Java™ Programming: Intro

Develop, test and debug. Learn basic concepts of object-oriented programming, including how to define a class, create an object and interact with its methods to solve a common problem. Examine data abstraction, modularization, overloading and inheritance using BlueJ software. Prerequisite: Keyboarding proficiency recommended. Days: Oct. 6 - Nov. 3, 12:30 - 3:30 PM, Five Sats. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Vibha Nayyar Tuition: $215 Grades: 6 - 8

Create animations, stories and computer games. Build interactive cartoons, greeting cards and even basic games using Scratch, a free drag-and-drop programming tool. Dream up, design and program scenes like a zoo full of animals or a race track with your choice of cars. Add your own pictures and sounds to the project you design. Days: Oct. 6 - Nov. 3, 9 AM - 11:30 AM, Five Sats. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Barbara Miner Tuition: $185 Grades: 3 - 5

Programming in Python®

What can you do with Python? Learn Python, a powerful, widely used, and versatile programming language, in this fun hands-on class for new programmers. Design games, analyze interesting data, and explore mathematical concepts. Topics include data types and structures, control flow, functions, input and output, objectoriented and event-driven programming. Prerequisite: Keyboarding proficiency recommended. Days: Oct. 6 - Nov. 3, 9 AM - 12 PM, Five Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Debraj Guhabiswas Tuition: $215 Grades: 7 - 10 SESSION 2

Days: Nov. 10 - Dec. 15 (No class Nov. 24),

12:30 - 3:30 PM, Five Sats. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Vibha Nayyar Tuition: $215 Grades: 7 - 10

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computer science Programming: Beginners

Program interactive stories and games. Acquire the building blocks of programming languages, computer animation and video game design. Learn about the basics of computer logic including variables, loops and more through activities such as creating and controlling digital characters in Scratch or coding a Mad Lib game in Python. Prerequisite: Keyboarding proficiency recommended. Days: Nov. 10 - Dec. 15 (No class Nov. 24), 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Five Sats. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Dhivya Sethu Tuition: $189 Grades: 4 - 7

Build A Computer Coding Camp: Creative Critters

Create and program a virtual animal or alien! Dream up, design and program interactive games or cartoons with a house full of pets, a zoo full of animals, or a universe full of aliens. Create and program a robot creature to follow your commands or react to the world around it. Days: Dec. 17 - 21, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Sonya Neunzert & Scott Isler Tuition: $389 Grades: 3 - 5

Writing for Video Games

Develop a story into a game! Learn how to craft a story and turn it into a game. Develop a story, characters and setting. Design your characters and locations. Learn how to organize your game. Take your stories and turn them into an interactive adventure using a game engine. Days: Nov. 10 - Dec. 15 (No class Nov. 24), 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Five Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Vince Olano Tuition: $189 Grades: 5 - 9

3D Mechanical Design Virtual Reality Worlds

Build your own digital reality Imagine, design and build a scene in Virtual Reality. Use digital 3D models, scripts, images, lights and cameras to assemble a world of your own inside a computer -- and then experience it first-hand through VR! Prerequisite: Keyboarding proficiency recommended. Days: Jan. 2 - 4, 10 AM - 3 PM, Three Meetings, Weds. - Fri. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Sonya Neunzert Tuition: $225 Grades: 9 - 12

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Create with CAD. Learn Mechanical Design principles using Autodesk Inventor. Learn about fasteners, prototyping and Computer Aided Design and showcase your skills by completing a design project by the end of the class. Your imagination is the only limit! Prerequisite: Basic algebra and beginning geometry recommended. Days: Oct. 6 - Nov. 3, 12:30 - 3:30 PM, Five Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Rohan Jhunjhunwala Tuition: $225 Grades: 9 - 12

How does a computer work? Learn the basic hardware components of a computer to allow for the support of software. Install an operating system, remove viruses and prevent security issues. Build the best computer in a friendly competition for the final class. Days: Nov. 4 - 18, 12:30 - 3:30 PM, Three Suns. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Venkatesh Patil Tuition: $145 Grades: 6 - 8

Electromagnetism Magic

Create magnetism magic! Explore electromagnetism! Build an electromagnet to uncover the relationships between current, voltage and magnetic fields. Experiment with magnets to determine variations of strength of magnetic fields. Learn troubleshooting techniques to fix problems encountered when projects don’t work as expected. Days: Dec. 27, 9 AM - 3 PM, One Thurs. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Scott Isler Tuition: $115 Grades: 2 - 3

Invent, Tinker, Create

What can you make? Take things apart and discover how they work. Create electrical circuits and more. Use your creativity to design a thingamajig of your own. Combine the high and low tech tools of science and engineering with imagination and innovation to foster discovery and self expression. Days: Oct. 6 - Nov. 3, 1 - 3 PM, Five Sats. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Steven Delach Tuition: $175 Grades: 2 - 5


LEGO® engineering & robotics LEGO® WeDo Robotics

Create and program a robot! Create a helicopter, bee or other robot using LEGO WeDo 2.0 and bluetooth technology. Direct your creation to perform simple tasks. Have fun exploring science, technology, mechanical engineering and computer programming. Days: Oct. 6 - Nov. 3, 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Five Sats. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Scott Isler Tuition: $189 Grades: 2 - 4 SESSION 2

Days: Nov. 10 - Dec. 15 (No class Nov. 24),

12:30 - 3 PM, Five Sats. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Scott Isler Tuition: $189 Grades: 2 - 4

LEGO® WeDo More Robotics

Continue your adventures with WeDo Robotics! Add new designs and additional sensors to perform more complicated tasks. Create a snail car, programmed and geared to win the slowest car race. Build structures that will withstand applied forces. Advance your programming skills using motor blocks, wait statements and loops. Prerequisite: Successful participation in WeDo Robotics Days: Nov. 10 - Dec. 8 (No class Nov. 24), 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Scott Isler Tuition: $175 Grades: 3 - 6

Remote-Controlled Robotics

Create, build, and take control! Build a miniature robot with smarts! Equip your creation with sensors that enable it to detect and avoid obstacles, measure distance and more. Program your invention using Arduino to talk to your smartphone and make it remotecontrolled! Prerequisite: Student must have prior computer programming experience such as Python, C++, Java, etc. Keyboarding proficiency recommended. Days: Oct. 6 - Nov. 3, 9 AM - 12 PM, Five Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Rohan Jhunjhunwala Tuition: $225 Take-home robot included! Grades: 9 - 12

Robotics with LEGO Mindstorms EV3

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Build and program your own robot. Design and build an animal, alien, or other robot while learning the mechanical principles of robotics. Code your creation to react to its environment using touch, light/color and ultrasonic sensors. Days: Oct. 6 - Nov. 3, 12:30 - 3 PM, Five Sats. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Scott Isler Tuition: $189 Grades: 5 - 8 SESSION 2

Days: Dec. 17 - 21, 9:30 AM - 12 PM,

Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Scott Isler Tuition: $189 Grades: 5 - 8 SESSION 3

Days: Jan. 2 - Jan. 4, 9 AM - 12 PM,

Three Meetings, Wed. - Fri. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Scott Isler Tuition: $145 Grades: 5 - 8

Biomimicry Engineering Challenge

Will your nature-inspired design win? Prepare for the Institute of Biomimicry Challenge! Investigate how nature--such as birds--has long inspired invention--such as airplanes. Create your own solution to a problem using nature’s inspiration and enter the challenge! This class is not a standard engineering class, it is designed to prepare students for the Institute of Biomimicry Challenge (submission to the challenge is optional). Submissions to the official challenge cannot be individual; teams must consist of at least two students. During the class, students will work in teams of two or more. Days: Oct. 21 - Dec. 9 (No class Nov. 25, optional work session Jan. 6), 1 - 3:30 PM, Six Suns. Free supervised work session: Sunday, January 6, 2019, 1 - 4 PM, at the University of Portland, optional. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Ariel Heintze (See Spotlight p 12) Tuition: $209 Grades: 6 – 12 Note: We strongly encourage families to attend the free information session on Sunday, September 30, 2018, 1 - 2 PM, at the University of Portland. More info will be posted online. For more information about the challenge visit

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math Emergency Medicine

Data is Everywhere: Statistics Made Relevant

Explore the exciting world of the ER. Discover the high-intensity role of an Emergency Room (ER) physician. Learn how to take thorough medical histories on the fly. Discover the ins-and-outs of a physical exam and taking vital signs. Hear testimonies from medical students in the field. Days: Dec. 1, 10 AM - 4 PM, One Sat. Location: OHSU Instructor: To Be Determined Tuition: $135 Grades: 9 - 12

Gain the power to analyze and interpret data. In today’s world, data is constantly collected, analyzed, interpreted, and used. Get a handle on statistics and basic data analysis. Gain a knack for discovering deceptive statistics and learn how data can be analyzed to different ends. Days: Oct. 6 - Nov. 3, 10 AM - 12 PM, Five Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Brie Noble Tuition: $175 Grades: 9 - 12

Escher, Fractals, and the Golden Ratio

engineering

Enhance your art using the secret of math. Create and craft works from intricate Escher-like tesselations to amazing modular origami creations. Apply the beauty of math to draw mesmerizing masterpieces using the Fibonacci sequence, fractals, and the golden ratio. Days: Oct. 6 - Oct. 27, 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Stefanie Foster Tuition: $165 Grades: 5 - 8

Instructor Spotlight Ariel Heintze

From Fibonacci to 3D: The Art of Math

Medical Acting: Train as a Medical Professional

Create amazing art using the secrets of math! Explore and design tessellations in the style of MC Escher and create captivating spiral art using the Fibonacci series. Make a mesmerizing mandala using the properties of symmetry and paint like Kandinsky using a compass to create circle art. Days: Oct. 6 - Oct. 27, 12:30 - 3 PM, Four Sats. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Stefanie Foster Tuition: $165 Grades: 2 - 4

Calling future medical professionals and actors! Did you know that a compassionate doctor can positively affect a person’s health? Medical students now train with actors before they can work with patients. Work with a makeup artist and professional actor to simulate medical scenarios and improve as an actor, nurse or doctor. Days: Nov. 3, 10 AM - 4 PM, One Sat. Location: OHSU Instructor: Nicholas Kessler Tuition: $135 Grades: 9 - 12

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would you like to solve? What genius design of nature will inspire your solution?

Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is an annual competition that asks teams of students to address human problems with nature-inspired solutions. The challenge is hosted by the Biomimicry Institute, in partnership with the Ray C. Anderson Foundation.

Instructor Ariel Heintze, B.S. Architectural Engineering, is an engineer in the building design industry. She is excited about bringing the design process to young minds. She will introduce students to designing by observing nature, and lead them through the Biomimicry Institute’s Youth Challenge curriculum, preparing them for entry into the 2019 challenge. As Ariel says, “Once you start seeing the engineering in the natural world, you won’t be able to stop!”

Saturday Academy is offering a class aimed at teaching students more about biomimicry and preparing them to enter the challenge, which occurs in early 2019. Working in teams with an adult coach, students will explore real-world examples of biomimicry engineering and apply this to create innovations that support a healthier planet. What pressing problem

If your student is interested in the 2019 Biomimicry Engineering Challenge class, we invite you to attend our free information session on Sunday, September 30, 2018, 1 - 2 PM at the University of Portland. Students, parents, and teammates are all encouraged to attend. Please see our website for details.


medical science Intro to Medical Careers

Could you be a future medical professional? What’s it like being a medical professional taking care of patients or doing research? Learn to conduct basic diagnostic and physical exams with the same equipment used by nurses and doctors at OHSU. Tour the hospital for a peek at the inner workings of biomedicine. Days: Nov. 3, 10 AM - 4 PM, One Sat. Location: OHSU Instructor: To Be Determined Tuition: $135 Grades: 6 -8

Eerie Neuroscience

Venture into the neuroscience of weird phenomena! Learn about the origins of Capgras’ delusion and the bizarre tale of Phineas Gage and his railroad-spiked head. Create your own mirror box to replicate a phantom limb and discuss the neurological origins of why some things are scary at night but not during the day. Days: Oct. 27, 10 AM - 4 PM, One Sat. Location: OHSU Instructor: Krystina Sorwell Tuition: $135 Grades: 8 - 12

Microbiology: Disease Detectives

Medicine Up Close

Are you a future doctor or nurse? Conduct basic diagnostic and physical exams with the same equipment used by medical professionals. Additional activities vary, but may include a tour of an OHSU laboratory or a panel discussion with medical professionals about careers in medicine and how to successfully prepare for medical school. Days: Nov. 12, 10 AM - 4 PM, One Mon. Location: OHSU Instructor: To Be Determined Tuition: $135 Grades: 9 - 12 No grade exceptions

science

Investigate the invisible world! A mysterious illness has been reported; it’s up to you to figure out what it is, where it came from and how it can be treated. Discover the differences between bacteria, viruses and other micro-organisms. Learn how diseases spread and follow clues to trace the outbreak of an illness to its source. See how science is used to fight disease and save lives around the world. Days: Jan. 2 - 4, 1 - 4 PM, Three meetings, Wed. - Fri. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Alaguyasodha Duraisamy Tuition: $145 Grades: 6 - 8

Neurology & Neuroscience

Explore the inner workings of the brain. How do brain systems translate the world into sensations and perceptions? Examine how drugs affect the brain and discover new techniques for studying the neural basis of cognition and emotion. Explore emerging treatments in the fields of neuroendocrinology, psychiatry and neurosurgery. Days: Nov. 10, 10 AM - 4 PM, One Sat. Location: OHSU Instructor: Krystina Sorwell Tuition: $135 Grades: 9 - 12

Animal Anatomy

Explore the animal kingdom inside and out. Dissect animals from different taxonomic classes including a dogfish shark to investigate their skeletal and soft tissue structures. Compare homologous (shared) structures between fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals to see how their forms affect function. Days: Dec. 28, 9 AM - 4 PM, One Fri. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: June Eillenberger Tuition: $125 Grades: 6 - 8

Astronomy: Touring the Universe

Capture the beauty of the universe. Work with Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope software to explore the cosmos like a professional astronomer. View interactive tours of the night sky including planets, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. Incorporate your new galactic knowledge and prepare your own tour of outer space to share with parents and peers. Days: Oct. 6 - 27, 12:30 - 3:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Dawn Nilson Tuition: $175 Grades: 6 -8

Chemistry for Girls: Acid-Base

Explore your world. Learn the basics of acid-base chemistry, pH scale and neutralization using an award-winning science kit for girls designed by scientists who are also moms. Hypothesize, design, observe, be a maker and test the chemistry in your yard, kitchen, cleaning closet or garage! Days: Nov. 10 – Dec. 8 (No Class Nov. 24), 12:30 – 3:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Jayashree Sharoff Tuition: $225 Acid / Base pH kit included. Grades: 3 - 5

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science Chemistry Potions

Don Your Wizard Caps & Wands! You won’t find Professor Snape here! Discover all the mystery and magic that science holds through hands-on experiments. Consider Harry Potter lore as we conduct and discuss experiments. Make your own Polyjuice potion using polymer chemistry and turn copper into gold with old-fashioned alchemy. There will be no ‘crying over spilt potion’ in this class, but with keen observation and investigation skills you might discover a Horcrux. Days: Dec. 27, 9 AM - 4 PM, One Thurs. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Karen Wolfgang Tuition: $125 Grades: 4 - 5

Feel the Force: Electricity

Buzz. Zap. Whoosh! Discover the energizing world of subatomic particles. Learn about the Triboelectric series and observe effects of positive and negative charges, magnetism and conservation of charge. Build your own Jedi object, like a light saber, to explore the power of electrons! Days: Dec. 28, 9 AM - 3 PM, One Fri. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Scott Isler Tuition: $115 Grades: 2 - 5

Food Chemistry

Chemistry on a spoon. Learn the surprisingly simple chemistry of your favorite foods while making them! Polymerize sugar, make cheese, temper chocolate, explore microbial and chemical bread-making and extract spice oil and more! This may be the only chemistry class where you get to lick the spoon! Days: Oct. 13 - 37, 9 AM - 1 PM, Three Sats. Location: Portland Community College – Rock Creek Instructor: Rachel Golda Tuition: $185 Grades: 7 - 9 SESSION 2

Days: Nov. 10, 10 – 4 PM, One Sat. Location: Portland Community College –

Rock Creek Instructor: Amanda Margolin Tuition: $125 Grades: 8 - 10

Forensic Science: Crime Scene Investigation

Follow the clues and solve the crime! Uncover the scientific techniques used to investigate crimes. Examine a scene for clues to identify the victim and possible suspect. Analyze blood spatters and collect samples from a mock crime scene for examination and chemical analysis. Explore fingerprinting, genetics and DNA forensics. Days: Nov. 10 - Dec. 8 (No class Nov. 24), 9 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Farin Hajarizadeh Tuition: $189 Grades: 6 - 8

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SESSION 2

Days: Jan. 2 - 4, 9 AM - 12 PM, Three

Meetings, Wed. - Fri. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Beth Slikas Tuition: $145 Grades: 4 - 6

Marine & Aquatic Biology

Dive into the mysteries of the deep. Dissect a squid and dogfish shark to study their anatomy and physiology. Discover why humpback whales sing, how coral reefs support life and what makes deep sea creatures glow like neon signs. Learn how to make a positive impact on fish, frogs and our water sources. Days: Oct. 6 - 27, 12:30 - 3:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor Styles Smith Tuition: $195 Grades: 6 - 8 SESSION 2

Days: Nov. 10 - Dec. 8 (No class Nov. 24),

12:30 - 3:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Styles Smith Tuition: $195 Grades: 6 - 8

FINANCIAL AID is available. Find out more on page 21.


writing

winter break Visit our online catalog in November for additional winter break classes & camps as well as early check-in and later check-out options.

Novel Connections

From page to stage! What happens when Harry Potter and Hermione meet other characters from famous novels on stage in a brand new play? Find out what Julius Cesar or Macbeth say to Lord Voldemort. This class will create a unique performance and opportunities for students to be dramaturges, actors, writers and directors. Days: Nov. 3 - Dec. 8 (No class Nov. 24), 2 - 5 PM, Five Sats. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Carolyne Haycraft Tuition: $189 Grades: 4 - 5

Write for Success

Write powerful, persuasive academic papers. Uncover the keys for producing successful written assignments: organize your paper, establish a thesis, create a strong topic sentence and transition seamlessly from one idea to another. Write persuasive, narrative and descriptive essays. Improve your performance on language arts assessment tests. Days: Nov. 10 - Dec. 15 (No class Nov 24), 12:30 - 3 PM, Five Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Stacy Carleton Tuition: $189 Grades: 7 - 9

Write Now: Improve Your Writing

Convey clear and compelling ideas on paper. Organize your thoughts and structure your papers and essays. Edit to improve your final draft. Through a variety of creative exercises and your imagination, discover how to make assigned writing fun and meaningful. Days: Nov. 10 - Dec. 15 (No class Nov. 24), 9 - 11:30 AM, Five Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Stacy Carleton Tuition: $189 Grades: 4 - 6

Winter Break East, December 17 – 21 at University of Portland Coding Camp: Creative Critters

Days: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Five Meetings,

Mon. - Fri. Grades: 3-5 (Page 10)

Robotics with LEGO Mindstorms EV3

Days: 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Five Meetings,

Mon. - Fri. Grades: 5-8 (Page 11)

Comic Book & Improv Camp Days: 9 AM - 4 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. Grades: 6-8 (Page 6)

Blender: Intro to 3D Modeling

Days: 1 - 3:30 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. Grades: 6-8 (Page 9)

Arduino: Winter Lights & Sound Sculptures

Days: 9 AM - 12 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. Grades: 8-12 (Page 9)

Ableton Live: Create & Mix Music

Days: 1 - 4 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. Grades: 9-12 (Page 6)

Winter Break West, One Day workshops at Saturday Academy – Beaverton Electromagnetism Magic

Days: Dec. 27, 9 AM - 3 PM, One Thurs. Grades: 2-3 (Page 10)

Modular Origami: Exploring Sonobe Variations Days: Dec. 27, 9 AM - 4 PM, One Thurs. Grades: 6-8 (Page 7)

Feel the Force: Electricity Dec. 28, 9 AM - 3 PM, One Fri. Grades: 2-5 (Page 14)

Modular Origami: Exploring Sonobe Variations Days: Dec. 28, 9 AM - 4 PM, One Fri. Grades: 4-5 (Page 7)

Animal Anatomy

Days: Dec. 28, 9 AM - 4 PM, One Fri. Grades: 6-8 (Page 13)

Winter Break West, January 2 – 4 at Saturday Academy – Beaverton Forensic Science: Crime Scene Investigation

Days: 9 AM - 12 PM, Three Meetings,

Wed. - Fri. Grades: 4-6 (Page 14)

Robotics with LEGO Mindstorms EV3 (5-8)

Days: 9 AM - 12 PM, Three Meetings,

Wed. - Fri. Grades: 5-8 (Page 11)

Microbiology: Disease Detectives

Days: 1 - 4 PM, Three meetings, Wed. - Fri. Grades: 6-8 (Page 13)

Virtual Reality Worlds

Days: 10 AM - 3 PM, Three Meetings,

Weds. - Fri. Grades: 9-12 (Page 10)

Chemistry: Potions

Days: Dec. 27, 9 AM - 4 PM, One Thurs. Grades: 4-5 (Page 14)

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meet our instructors Did you ever wonder what it would be like to • explore bizarre medical phenomenon? • create a design like a professional engineer?

Our expert instructors can teach you how in our hands-on classes and workshops! They are professionals in their fields and are dedicated to sharing their expertise and inspiring you.

Tina-Marie Baskin, JD UCLA, also holds a BA in English from Stanford University. She is an AVID Tutor for Portland Public Schools and the college essay specialist for Wilson. Tina-Marie runs her own tutoring and college coaching business, Find Your Future. Stacy Carleton, MEd, is a certified English teacher and writer who has worked in education for more than 10 years. She also offers tutoring services through Carleton Academics (carletonacademics.com). Noah Dear, MS, Mathematics, with a focus on Abstract Algebra and Dynamical Systems, also minored in Physics. Noah Dear has passionately taught across all levels of mathematics at Portland Community College since 2012 and is a contributing member of developing the curriculum at PCC. Outside of the classroom, Noah enjoys yoga, climbing, and drawing geometrical art using a spirograph. Steven Delach, BSEE, worked as a Director of Server Validation Tools Development for Intel and has recently been a coach for FIRST LEGO® Competition Robotics teams at Holy Trinity School and Westview High School. Alaguyasodha Duraisamy, MS Biotechnology, BS Microbiology, is fascinated by microbiology, where we get to see another new world of teenytiny hitchhikers who think of our body as their home. She notes that most microbes help us lead a healthy life without ever being seen.

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June Eillenberger, MS Physiology from Cornell University, AAS in Nursing, is an instructor with Portland Community College’s nursing program. Stefanie Foster, MEd, earned her degree from PSU. She is a licensed teacher and learning specialist and owns her own tutoring business. Rachel Golda, MS Environmental Science and Engineering, OHSU, earned her BS in biology from Saint Martin’s University. She is currently a PhD student at OHSU. Caren Graham, MFA Theatre, has taught speech, drama and acting classes for Saturday Academy for 25 years. She is a Teaching Artist for Young Audiences and the Right Brain Initiative integrating classroom curriculum with her art form. Debraj Guhabiswas, PhD Applied Physics, works as a Process Technology Development Engineer at Intel where he develops Plasma Etching processes. Farin Hajar, M.S. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; MS Genetics. Farin is passionate about preparing the next generation of biotech scientists for the exciting and challenging discoveries ahead. She is a Biotechnology Instructor for Portland Community College. Carolyne Haycraft, MFA Directing, UWMadison; M.Ed, English and Drama, PSU. Hailing from Down Under, where she completed her undergrad, Carolyne moved to NYC to study acting. For over two decades she’s engaged youth in social justice theatre. Carolyne has also been engaged in a citywide youth violence prevention program as well as GirlStrength, self-defense training for young women.

Ariel Heintze, B.S. Architectural Engineering, is an engineer in the building design industry. Ariel is excited about bringing the design process to young minds, notably through the emerging field of biomimicry, a design process based on observing nature. Jeremy Highhouse is a technology instructor, drone designer, and flight test engineer. He loves the way drones combine many skills in a fun and engaging way. His greatest passion is showing kids the possibilities of flying robots! Peter Howells, BS Electrical Engineering, received his degree from University of Salford, England in 1977. He worked as an avionic systems engineer for approximately 40 years, designing flight management and flight display equipment. Peter has been awarded a patent and has had several papers published in trade journals. Scott Isler is a science educator with more than 25 years experience focusing on physics and engineering. Rohan Jhunjhunwala, BS Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, has worked as a mechanical engineer using robotics and industrial automation principles. Rohan also has experience with machining, woodworking, electronics and programming, and is passionate about sharing his expertise with students. Nicholas Kessler, B.A. Theatre Arts, has been training medical professionals for two decades in the art of communication with patients, empathy and direct listening.


Kelsey Loy, MS Mathematics, received her BS in Mathematics from Humboldt State University. An adjunct professor of Mathematics at Clark College, Kelsey has been an instructor and curriculum developer for Saturday Academy for many years.

John Oppedisano teaches high school math and has been teaching college admission test preparation courses for more than 20 years.

George Mandis, BA Web Development, received his degree form Portland State University. He has been an independent freelance web developer and consultant for over a decade.

Venkatesh Patil, MS Electrical and Computer Science, has worked as a computer engineer at Intel for over 15 years. He enjoys sharing his passion for computer science with Saturday Academy students, teaching classes from Build a Computer to Wearable Electronics.

Amanda Margolin, MS Nutritional Science, Cal State, also holds a BS in Nutrition & Food Science from the University. She teaches personal nutrition at PCC and served as a Pediatric Dietitian for the Providence Pediatric Neurodevelopment Institute.

Zach Peters, BA English, received his degree from University of Portland, where he completed his first full length screenplay and was published in UP’s writer’s magazine. He has been practicing darkroom photography for more than ten years.

Barbara Miner, PhD, worked as a materials engineer at Intel for 25 years, using electron microscopy to analyze the newly invented materials needed for development of integrated circuits. She earned her doctorate in physical chemistry from Arizona State University.

Eric Phillips, BM Theory & Composition, is a composer, producer, guitarist and music educator. Eric has taught private lessons for more than eight years.

Vibha Nayyar, MS, received her degree in electrical and computer engineering from PSU. She served as a Senior Component Design Engineer at Intel and has experience teaching electronics at PCC. Sonya Neunzert, BS in Digital Art, is a freelance programmer and artist. Sonya works in 3D animation, game art, virtual reality development and creative coding. She uses primarily Unity Engine and Blender3D, and programs in C#, Python® and Java ™.Sonya sees coding not only as a useful tool, but as a fascinating artistic medium as well. Dawn J. Nilson is an environmental consultant and an active member of Rose City Astronomers. Dawn has a passion for astronomy that began as a little girl while watching the Apollo Mission to the moon. Brie Noble, B.S. Mathematics/Statistics, is a Senior Faculty Research Assistant/ Analyst with the OSU/OHSU College of Pharmacy. A specialist in biostatistics and statistical programming, Brie is passionate about the power of data to improve people’s lives. Vince Olano, BFA, worked as a game designer and animator before starting his own design and game making company. Visit vinceolano.com to see his work.

Ellen Regal, a freelance photographer for more than 20 years, specializes in black and white portraits. Her work has appeared in print and broadcast advertising, documentary films and slide presentations. Dhivya Sethu, MS Electrical Engineering, has been a longtime volunteer instructor at her local library’s computer lab. Dhivya teaches several programming languages to Saturday Academy students who want to follow their curiosity in computer science. Jayashree Sharoff, B.S, received her degree from Bagalore University of India in 1994. She currently tutors Honors chemistry, AP chemistry and STEM chemistry for high school students. She has also coached winning teams for the Oregon Battle of the Books and acted as a science fair judge.

Beth Slikas, Ph. D., Biology, works at the Oregon National Primate Center as a Research Associate. She has also worked in a Marine Biological Laboratory exploring microbial communities and at the Hatfield Marine Science Center as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Styles Smith, MS in Biology, specialized in Coral Reef microbiomes at Penn State. His research focused on understanding the functional role of bacteria within corals. He has taught multiple laboratory sections including general biology, genetics and genomics, function and development and evolution. Styles has experience in science communication and STEM education. Krystina G. Sorwell, Ph.D., is a visiting assistant professor of psychology at Linfield College. She received her Ph.D. in 2013 in Behavioral Neuroscience at Oregon Health and Science University where her research focused on hormone changes in aging. Gary Sweet, BA, received his degree from the Pacific Northwest College of Art, with a focus in painting and drawing. He has shown his work in many local galleries, including installations of re-purposed stuffed animals which earned him the nickname of the stuffed animal guy. Karen Wolfgang, MA Educational Leadership, BA Anthropology, also holds a certificate in Environmental Studies from Princeton University. Karen is passionate about sustainability and helping people create a better relationship with their natural and built environments. An expert in gardening, Karen uses the chemical properties of plants to make tinctures and useful creations. Carolyn Woody, BA Biology, worked in various genetics, biochemistry and immunology labs in the Portland area. She is a specialist in modular origami. Frank Young, BA, has over 30 years of experience as a writer, editor and designer of graphic novels. He won the prestigious Eisner award for comics. His work can be found at http:// fmycreative.blogspot.com.

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share your expertise inspire CURIOSITY Use your skills and talents to teach hands-on, discovery-based classes that motivate future generations. • Share your expertise • Teach one of our regular classes or design a new course • Enjoy small, project-oriented classes: 12 students • Choose your schedule Weekends, after-school and inservice days. Classes are held throughout the Portland Metro Area and are taught by professionals from many different fields.

Find out more:

www.saturdayacacdemy.org/be-an-instructor

DISCOVER PLASMA: Save the Date for the Science Plasma Expo! Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Oregon Convention Center. Registration is not required. Did you know that plasma – the fourth state of matter– makes up almost all of the visible universe? Aurora Borealis and some forms of lightning (neon and fluorescent) are just three examples of plasma — a glowing ionized gas with unique behavior. Plasma physicists study how plasma behaves. Their research provides data that leads to new answers to old problems. For more info: http://fusioned.gat.com/dppoutreach/general_public_sciexpo.html Plasma Science Expo is an exhibition that focuses on hands-on science education. It is for students at all levels, parents, teachers and the general public.

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Bring Saturday Academy to your School or Organization! Did you know Saturday Academy offers after-school classes in schools throughout the Portland Metro area? SA2U is Saturday Academy’s school-based program, providing hands-on, projectbased classes to students in grades 2 – 8 at their schools. Does your school already have an afterschool program? Would other families be interested in enrolling their children in an after-school SA2U class? Scheduling a class is simple. You just need to: •

Visit www.saturdayacademy.org/sa2u to learn more about the classes available at schools

Receive permission for your school’s principal or administrator

Identify a responsible individual who will be in the building while the class is running

Request a class at tinyurl.com/SA2Ureqform or contact Heidi Venneri, School-Based Program coordinator at heidi@saturdayacademy.org.

Promote the class within your school, inviting families to sign their children up

Classes can be scheduled before, during or after regular school hours, Monday through Friday or on early-release or in-service days.

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intern with us Are you a high school student? Get ready for some real-world experience with an

ASE internship in 2019!

Our Apprenticeships in Science & Engineering program offers high school students the opportunity to intern with experts in the fields of computer science, medicine, technology, biology and more!

ASE Program Overview Founded in 1990, the Apprenticeships in Science & Engineering (ASE) program was designed to address a growing concern over our nation’s future technical and scientific workforce. ASE has grown from a pilot program of six student interns to 150 interns in 2018. The program has provided more than 4,000 students with hands-on, project-based, eightweek internships with practicing professionals in science and engineering disciplines. Mentoring organizations include universities, hospitals, research institutions and private companies throughout Oregon and SW Washington. Student interns follow a rigorous application, interview and selection process and complete 296 hours under mentor supervision.

Applications for summer 2019 internships open in late fall. Visit saturdayacademy.org/ase to learn more!

ASE engages high school students in STEM fields by providing them with: • •

a mentor a competitive application process

a comprehensive orientation and training program

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Real-world internship experience a tangible career path

our staff The Saturday Academy staff is made up of educators, scientists, engineers, artists, business professionals, parents, grandparents and more. We are dedicated to improving education and inspiring curiosity. Find out more about our stories at saturdayacademy.org/staff For general information call 503-200-5858 | Office hours: M-F, 9AM-4PM

Rachael Pecore-Valdez, MS

Heidi Venneri, MA

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heidi@saturdayacademy.org

julia@saturdayacademy.org

503-200-5856

503-200-5859

503-200-5860

Katie Gibbs, MEd

Jeri Janowsky, PhD

Lisa Leonard, MS

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Classes & Camps Director

Classes & Camps Coordinator katie@saturdayacademy.org

503-200-5866

School-Based Program Coordinator

Executive Director 503-200-5850

ASE Director

Operations Director 503-200-5857

For questions regarding registration contact

Mary Wisneski, BA • Enrollment & Database Manager • mary@saturdayacademy.org • 503-200-5852

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mentoring organizations

community partners Our Community Partners help to make our innovative programs available for all interested students.

Our Mentoring Organizations provide opportunities for high school students to gain hands-on, practical experiences in the fields of science and engineering. Black & Veatch Corporation Bonneville Power Administration Bureau of Land Management Care Partners Digimarc Corporation Doernbecher Children’s Hospital (OHSU) Food Innovation Center HP Incorporated HP Incorporated Vancouver IBM Corporation Institute for Applied Ecology Intel Corporation

Lewis & Clark College Lightspeed Aviation Lumencor, Inc. Mentor, a Siemens Business Multnomah County Facilities & Property Management Nike, Inc. NOAA National Weather Service NWEA Oregon Health & Science University Oregon National Primate Research Center (OHSU) Oregon State University

Portland General Electric Portland State University Portland VA Medical Center Reed College Rockwell Collins Saltire Software SSOE University of Oregon University of Portland Vernier Software & Technology Washington State University Vancouver Wild Technology, Inc. Yakima Products Inc.

AAA Oregon/Idaho AAUW (Oregon) Autzen Foundation Cambia Health Solutions Campus Compact Charis Fund Cinder Staffing Clark Foundation Columbia Bank Columbia Benefits Solutions ESCO Foundation FEI First Tech Credit Union Frank and Linda Morse Foundation Galois Foundation Goodman Foundation Hoffman Construction IBM Irwin Foundation Jackson Foundation James and Shirley Rippey Family Foundation Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation of OCF Juan Young Trust - Eastern Kinder Morgan Foundation LAM Women in Engineering Leotta Gordon Foundation Lineberger Foundation

Mentor Graphics Foundation Multnomah Bar Foundation NW Natural Olseth Family Foundation Oregon Community Foundation Oregon Health & Science University PDX Women in Tech Pacific Power Foundation PGE Foundation Portland Children’s Levy Portland Timbers Community Fund Power Foundation Rockwell Collins Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust Silver Family Foundation Spirit Mountain Community Fund Stoel Rives LLP Synopsys Community Fund Thermo Fisher Scientific Trust Management Services University of Portland Wheeler Foundation Vollum Fund/OCF

FINANCIAL AID Thanks to generous donors, Saturday Academy provides more than $120,000 each year to ensure all students are able to participate in our programs regardless of financial circumstances. Financial Aid is provided on a sliding scale based on household income and circumstances. The application process is online and confidential. Find out more on our website at

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Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd. OHSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building (OHSU CLSB) 2730 SW Moody Ave. Portland Community College – Rock Creek 17705 NW Springville Rd.

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Portland State University (PSU) 1825 SW Broadway Saturday Academy Beaverton (SA - B) 1100 NW Compton Dr. Ste. #120, Beaverton University of Portland (UP) 5000 N Willamette Blvd.


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