Saturday Academy Winter/Spring 2020
Classes & Camps Weekends & School Breaks Grades 2-12
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Classes & Camps Saturday Academy provides wide access to handson learning for diverse students in grades 2-12 in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM). Since 1983, as Oregon’s leading STEM nonprofit, our community experts have sparked curiosity and a love of learning in young people.
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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
Saturday Academy to You (SA2U) brings Saturday Academy’s hands-on, in-depth classes taught by community experts to your neighborhood school. These on-site classes are available after-school and during late-opening days Monday through Friday. School administrators, teachers, after-school program coordinators or individual parents may schedule a class for their school. saturdayacademy.org/sa2u
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
Meet Saturday Academy Photography Instructor of 26 Years, Ellen Regal B Y L AU R A E L M O R E
A pivotal moment in photographer Ellen Regal’s life occurred when she was in 8th grade. Polaroid had donated cameras and film to her school, and she got the opportunity to take one of the cameras and spend the day taking photos. The school was six minutes from the Boston subway and she went on an adventure that day. Ellen still remembers the excitement she felt exploring the city with her camera. Now she brings that excitement to her Saturday Academy students as a photography instructor. In high school Ellen volunteered to teach ceramics to kids, offering a creative space to go on Saturdays, which was important to her. She wanted to make the world a better place. She loved teaching, but needed an eclectic life, so she traveled and studied French in France and Spanish in Costa Rica and Guatemala. In her 20s she became interested in hiking and backpacking, working at Glacier National Park where she had the opportunity to climb mountains with fellow photographers. Ellen spent many year traveling and learning how to take photos. In 1980 Ellen purchased her first good camera, and new opportunities opened up for her. In 1992, she moved to Portland. She was ready for a new journey and wanted to be creative. She believed that anything was possible, so she went to film school and worked at OPB. Ellen taught her first Saturday Academy class in 1993. Twenty-six years later, she is still teaching for Saturday Academy. The first class she taught was the “Art of Photography” and then “The Magic of the Darkroom.”
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Ellen takes her students on field trips in her Saturday Academy classes. She teaches them about seeing and changing their perspective. She says, “Every student is in the same place, but they each see things differently and they capture completely different photos.” Ellen started teaching middle and high school students for Saturday Academy. Now she also teaches afterschool classes for the Saturday Academy to You (SA2U) program. She enjoys teaching in the schools because the students are attached to where they are. “This is their space and they have a sense of place. They document their friends and a specific time and place in their lives. Often when they look back at their photos, they have an emotional response to what they’ve captured.” Ellen’s goal remains the same today: to offer a creative space for kids. She says, “They are so excited to take photos. It’s very empowering for them. They learn about light and perspective. They’re completely engaged and create amazing work.” Ellen is an instructor for Saturday Academy because she loves teaching and being around kids. She is honored to introduce them to something that enhances their lives. “Everybody’s life is better by taking time to be creative. There is pride and confidence gained in seeing something that you have personally created,” she says. “And any time an adult can say something positive to a child – it will make a lifelong impression.” Like many of Saturday Academy’s instructors, Ellen was a professional in her field but had never taught students before. With the help of Saturday Academy’s Classes team, she has built a skill set for classroom instruction and management. Ellen regularly witnesses the classes making an impact on students. She says, “We all need to be seen.” Ellen gets a lot of hugs from the students, which makes it all worthwhile!
table of contents Classes are listed by site and grade. For an alphabetical listing by topic see index on page 27.
winter break classes PAGE 6
LEGO® Camp (3 - 5) Comic Book & Improv Camp (5 - 7) Electronic Music (5 - 9) Architecture: Perspective Drawing (7 - 9) Animation Academy (7 - 12) Blender: Intro to 3D Modeling (7 - 10) Photography: The Artistic Portrait (8 - 12) Photography: Art of the Darkroom (8 - 12)
oregon health & science university PAGE 7
The Talking Brain: The Galaxies Inside Your Head (4 - 5) Intro to Medical Careers (6 - 8) Immunology & Disease (8 - 10) Medicine Up Close (9 - 12) Neurology & Neuroscience (9 - 12) General Surgery Up Close (11 - 12) Emergency Medicine (9 - 12) Biomedical Technologies for Cancer & Reproduction (9 - 12)
portland state university PAGE 8-15
LEGO® Physics: Level I (Gears & Cams) (2 - 4) The Art of Math: From Fibonacci to 3D (2 - 4) LEGO® Robotics: Real World Engineering (3 - 5) Check: Chess for Beginners with the Knight School (4 - 8) Checkmate: Champion Chess with the Knight School (4 - 8) Comic Book: Your Life on Paper (4 - 6) Engineering: Trash to Toys (4 - 6) LEGO® Physics: Level II (Motors & Movement) (4 - 6) Write Now: Improve your Writing (4 - 6) Character Drawing: Basic Geometry (5 - 8) Game Making Team (5 - 9) LEGO® Robotics: Autonomous Vehicles (5 - 7) Programming in Python® for Beginners (5 - 7) Comic Book & Graphic Novel (6 - 8) Speech Easy: Find Your Voice (6 - 8) Study Skills (6 - 8) Write for Success (6 - 8) Animation Academy (7 - 12) Intro to Web Development (7 - 10) Programming in C++ (7 - 10) Programming in Python® (7 - 10) Street Photography (7 - 10) The Art of Persuasion: Speech & Debate (7 - 10) Wearable Electronics with Arduino (7 - 10) Writing for Video Games (7 - 10) Capture the Flag: Cybersecurity Games (8 - 12)
Explore the Universe Forensic Science: Crime Scene Investigator Programming in Java: Level I Blender: Intro to 3D Modeling Movie Making Discoveries Using Scanning Electron Microscopy
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PAGE 20 GRADES A World of Architecture (2 - 4) Girls in Avidation & Aerospace (5 - 9) Photography: The Artistic Portrait (6 - 8) Photo Play in the Park (6 - 8) Pharmacy Up Close (9 - 12) STEM Career Exploration: Evolve Design Showdown (9 - 12) STEM Career Exploration: Architecture at Opsis (9 - 12) STEM Career Exploration: Airport Technology at PDX (9 - 12) STEM Career Exploration: The World of Tech at Puppet (9 - 12) STEM Career Exploration: (9 - 12) Tech & Science at Vernier
Chemistry Kitchen (2 - 3) LEGO®: WeDo Robotics 2.0 (2 - 4) LEGO® Camp (3 - 5) LEGO® Physics: Intro (3 - 5) Programming in Scratch 3.0 (3 - 5) Animation & Gaming Camp (4 - 6) Chemistry Experiments (4 - 5) Chem-tastic Experiments (4 - 6) Coding in Virtual Reality with vCoder (4 - 7) LEGO® Mega Engineering (4 - 5) Robotic Pets (5 - 7) App Inventor (6 - 9) Build A Computer (6 - 8) Chemistry for Inventors (6 - 8) Coding in R: Information Visualized (6 - 9)
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university of portland PAGE 18-19
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LEGO® Physics: Intro (3 - 5) LEGO® Robotics: Real World Engineering (3 - 5) The Art of Writing: Handwriting & Calligraphy (3 - 6) Astronomy Super Stars (4 - 6) Marine Biology: Sea Creatures (4 - 5) Math Demystified: Elementary Edition (4 - 5) Photography in Nature (4 - 6) Electronic Music (5 - 9) Electronic Music: Advanced (5 - 9) App Inventor (6 - 9) Drone Technology (6 - 9) Marine Biology (6 - 8) Math Demystified for Middle School (6 - 8) Shakespeare & Special Effects Makeup (6 - 8) Architecture: Perspective Drawing (7 - 9) Music & Audio for Filmmaking (8 - 10) Photography: Art of the Darkroom (8 - 12)
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winter break classes Dec. 30 - Jan. 3 at SA-Beaverton LEGOÂŽ Camp
(Grades 3-5) Days: Dec. 30 - Jan 3 (No class Jan. 1), 9 AM - 4 PM, Four meetings, Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Scott Isler Tuition: $375
Comic Book & Improv Camp (Grades 5-7)
Days: Dec. 30 - Jan 3 (No class Jan 1), 9 AM - 4 PM, Four meetings, Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Carolyne Haycraft & Stefanie Foster Tuition: $345
(Grades 5-9) Days: Dec. 30 & 31, 9 AM - 4 PM, Two meetings, Mon. & Tues. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Eric Phillips Tuition: $209
Animation Academy (Grades 7-12) Days: Dec. 30 - Jan 3 (No class Jan. 1), 9:30 AM - 4 PM, Four meetings, Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Matthew Seely Tuition: $385 Notes: USB included.
Dec. 30 - Jan. 3 at University of Portland Blender: Intro to 3D Modeling (Grades 7-10)
Days: Jan. 2 - 3, 9 AM - 4 PM, Two meetings, Thurs. & Fri. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Sonya Neunzert Tuition: $195
Dec. 30 - 31 at Shabu Studios Photography: The Artistic Portrait (Grades 8-12)
Days: Dec. 30 & 31, 9 AM - 4 PM, Two meetings, Mon. & Tues. Location: Shabu Studios Instructor: Angela Holm Tuition: $185 Prerequisites: Previous photography classes or experience using a camera with manual settings is recommended, but not required.
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Photography: Art of the Darkroom (Grades 8-12)
Days: Jan. 2 - 3, 9 AM - 4 PM, Two meetings, Thurs. & Fri. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Angela Holm Tuition: $185 Notes: Bring a 35 mm film camera, manual preferred. SA can provide a camera to use during the class; please contact our registrar at 503.200.5858 to arrange use of a SA camera.
We offer after-school classes in schools throughout the Portland-Metro area. Scheduling a class is simple. You just need to:
1. Visit saturdayacademy.org/sa2u to learn which classes are available to schools; 2. Receive permission for your schoolâ€™s principal or administrator; Classes can be scheduled before, during or after regular school hours, Monday through Friday, or on early-release or inservice days.
3. Identify a responsible individual who will be in the building while the class is running; 4. Request a class at tinyurl.com/SA2Ureqform or contact Heidi Venneri at email@example.com; 5. Promote the class within your school, inviting families to sign their children up.
oregon health & science university Emergency Medicine (Grades 9-12)
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: Apr. 18, 10 AM - 4 PM, One Sat. Location: Oregon Health & Science University Instructor: To Be Determined Tuition: $145
Medicine Up Close (Grades 9-12)
The Talking Brain: The Galaxies Inside Your Head
biochemical techniques and experience how scientists detect the presence of antibodies and antigens in biological samples.
Your brain, fire away! What do you have in common with Stephen Hawking? Our brains are all made of a galaxy of neurons! Make your neurons fire by creating your own model, learn how they communicate by playing Synaptic Tag and visit a lab at OHSU that studies neurons!
Days: Mar. 14 - 21, 10 AM - 2 PM, Two Sats. Location: Oregon Health & Science University Instructor: Elaine Huang Tuition: $179
Days: May 30, 9:30 AM - 3 PM, One Sat. Location: Oregon Health & Science University Instructor: Petra Richer Tuition: $99
Intro to Medical Careers (Grades 6-8)
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. Tour the hospital for a behind-the-scenes peek at different careers in healthcare and medicine. Days: Feb. 8, 9 AM - 4 PM, One Sat. Location: Oregon Health & Science University Instructor: Meredith McClanen Tuition: $139
Immunology & Disease (Grades 8-10)
Explore diseases and the immune system. Learn about the immune system and the diseases that threaten it. Find out about “Disease Hunters,” doctors turned detectives who track diseases through the microscopic world of deception and intrigue. Use
Neurology & Neuroscience (Grades 9-12)
Explore the basic mechanisms 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 neuroendocrinology, psychiatry and neurosurgery. Days: May 16, 10 AM - 4 PM, One Sat. Location: Oregon Health & Science University Instructor: Petra Richer Tuition: $139
General Surgery Up Close (Grades 11-12)
Are you a future surgeon? Explore the VirtuOHSU surgical skills lab with an OHSU surgeon and medical students. Learn about aspects of general surgery and surgical specialties. Workshops and lab experiences include laparoscopic simulators, suture labs, surgical instrument demonstrations, viewing surgery by video, exposure to sterile technique and operating room conduct. Days: Feb. 29, 9:30 AM - 3 PM, One Sat. Location: Oregon Health & Science University Instructor: Dr. Donn Spight Tuition: $145
Explore the medical profession. Conduct basic diagnostic and physical exams with 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: Jan. 25, 10 AM - 4 PM, One Sat. Location: Oregon Health & Science University Instructor: Meredith McClanen Tuition: $139
OHSU WEST CAMPUS: OREGON NATIONAL PRIMATE RESEARCH CENTER Biomedical Technologies for Cancer & Reproduction (Grades 9-12)
Explore the world of biomedical research. Through hands-on labs, explore how doctors and scientists interact with cancer patients to overcome the effects of chemotherapy and radiation on the reproductive system. Learn about ultrasound, tissue bioengineering, cryopreservation, transplantation surgery, ethical issues and careers in biomedical research. Days: Feb. 8 - Feb. 29, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: OHSU West Campus: Oregon National Primate Research Center Instructor: Mary Zelinski Tuition: $225 Prerequisite: Proof of a negative TB skin test taken within the past 6 months and proof of a MMR vaccine and booster are required. Call 503-200-5858 for more information.
portland state university Check: Chess for Beginners with the Knight School (Grades 4-8)
Warm up to chess! Join Coach Justin Jones of The Knight School for an exciting course learning a game of critical thinking and strategy: Chess! This class will focus on learning the pieces and how they move, checkmating, and beginner tactics. Earn a special belt for each tactic learned!
LEGO® Physics: Level I (Gears & Cams) (Grades 2-4 )
Build the tallest tower or the longest bridge. Apply physics principles to solve realworld problems. Investigate structural designs, employ gears, cams and pendulums to explore kinetic and stored energy. Build towers, ping-pong launchers and solve the puzzle of the contents of the “mystery boxes.” Days: Feb. 22 - Mar. 14, 9 - 11:30 AM, Four Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Scott Isler Tuition: $165
The Art of Math: From Fibonacci to 3D (Grades 2-4 )
Create amazing art using the secrets of math! Explore and design tessellations in the style of M.C. 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: Apr. 11 - May 2, 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Stefanie Foster Tuition: $169
LEGO® Robotics: Real World Engineering (Grades 3-5)
Robotic power to the rescue! Explore how robotics can be used to create solutions such as a robotic hand, a volcanic eruption detector, or a secret code transmitter. Learn to build and code simple robotic creations that solve problems using LEGO WeDo kits. Days: Apr. 11 - May 2, 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Scott Isler Tuition: $165
Days: Feb. 1 - 22, 9:30 - 11 AM, Four Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Justin Jones Tuition: $95
Checkmate: Champion Chess with The Knight School (Grades 4-8)
Bring the heat down the street! Join Coach Justin Jones of The Knight School for an exciting course focusing on improving your chess game. Explore highlevel chess strategies, including advanced openings and checkmates, middle game tactics, and more! Show off your tactics mastery with special tactics belts! Days: Apr. 4 - 25, 9:30 - 11 AM, Four Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Justin Jones Tuition: $95
Comic Book: Your Life on Paper (Grades 4-6)
Create your story in print! Write and draw your own story in comic book form. See it in print, available on Amazon and other outlets! Learn storytelling and visual techniques used by professional cartoonists and graphic novelists to engage your audience. Days: Apr. 11 - May 2, 12:30 - 3 PM, Four Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Frank Young Tuition: $165
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Engineering: Trash to Toys (Grades 4-6)
Deconstruct, upcycle, play! What’s inside that toy that makes it work? Engage in reverse engineering by deconstructing old toys to reveal their inner mechanisms. Learn and apply design thinking principles to create new toys from an array of materials. What novel curios will you create? Days: Jan. 27, 9 AM - 3 PM, One Mon. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Deb Mrazek Tuition: $119
LEGO® Physics: Level II (Motors & Movement) (Grades 4-6)
Put your skills on overdrive! Build and improve a motorized crane, a “Tug-Bot” and a steerable car. Investigate the fundamentals of robotic development. Use acceleration, velocity and electric motors to create sophisticated projects. Choose a project of your own or work on challenges suggested by your instructor. Days: Apr. 11 - May 2, 1 - 3:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Scott Isler Tuition: $165
Write Now: Improve your Writing (Grades 4 -6)
Convey clear and compelling ideas on paper. Through a variety of creative exercises & your imagination, discover how to make assigned writing fun and meaningful. Organize your thoughts and structure your papers and essays. Edit to improve your final draft. Days: Jan. 18 - Feb. 8, 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Stacy Carleton Tuition: $175
Character Drawing: Basic Geometry (Grades 5-8)
How do animators draw characters? Learn elements of geometric drafting such as shape and scale. Build a face, body and accessories from the ground up. Explore the tools used by professional studios to create the characters in your favorite animated shows. Days: Apr. 11 - May 2, 1 - 3:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Stefanie Foster Tuition: $175
Game Making Team
Comic Book & Graphic Novel (Grades 6-8)
Create a fully-fledged game as a team! Develop a game in teams of 2-4 with assigned roles as programmer, artist, or musician. Brainstorm ideas, create characters, backgrounds and animations. Compose songs, sound effects and program a game framework. Days: Apr. 11 - May 9, 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Five Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Vince Olano Tuition: $195
LEGO Robotics: Autonomous Vehicles (Grades 5-7) ®
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.
Programming in Python® for Beginners (Grades 5-7)
Build a driverless smart car with EV3! Driverless cars are coming to a road near you. Build and program a vehicle that can follow commands. Add sensors so it can detect obstacles and follow a path. Develop real engineering skills as you improve your vehicle’s functionality and design.
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 a trivia program and games like Guess My Number, Word Jumble, and Hangman all while learning concepts that apply to all programming languages.
Days: Feb. 22 - Mar. 14, 12:30 - 3:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Scott Isler Tuition: $175
Days: Feb. 8 - Feb. 29, 9 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Julian Kosanovic Tuition: $215
Days: Jan. 18 - Feb. 8, 12:30 - 3:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Eric Wong Tuition: $189
Speech Easy: Find Your Voice (Grades 6-8)
From fear to fortitude! Identify effective delivery techniques in a supportive space. Explore spontaneous speaking skills and longer, crafted pieces. Learn how to speak clearly and to the point, and gain confidence in presenting in front of a group. Days: Feb. 8 - 29, 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Caren Graham Tuition: $185
Instructor Spotlight Julian Kosanovic Meet Julian Kosanovic! Julian, BA in Cello Performance, has experience in engineering project management and a variety of computer languages. They served as the IT Associate for Saturday Academy over the summer of 2019, providing support to staff and instructors alike. While Julian has a degree in Music Performance, they have always had an interest in programming and technology. They are also a cellist for the Portland Cello Project and the band, Human Ottoman. They currently are an instructor for two SA2U classes, Programming in Python for Beginners and Electronic Music, and will be teaching Wearable Electronics with Arduino and Programming in Python for Beginners again in the Winter/Spring term.
Julian is excited to share their passions in music and technology and to help bring STEAM education to kids in the Portland-Metro area. Julian first heard of Saturday Academy at their previous job as an engineering lab assistant. It was always a dream of Julian’s to be able to combine their two interests of programming and music and share that knowledge as a teacher. Julian loves to create music in programs such as GarageBand and Sonic Pi, and their goal is to teach these same skills and industry knowledge to students. The Electronic Music class covers sampling, mixing, equalizing, music theory and the history of electronic music and hip-hop. Julian will guide students on how to listen for specific things that a producer has done to achieve a certain sound.
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Work smarter, not harder. Make the best use of your study time. Learn neuroscience-based techniques for studying more effectively, including notetaking, memorization and problem-solving. Explore new ways to approach analytical projects and practice techniques for testtaking and managing stress. Days: Jan. 18 - Feb. 8, 9 - 11:30 AM, Four Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Stefanie Foster Tuition: $169
Write for Success
Write powerful, persuasive academic papers. Uncover the keys for producing successful written assignments: organizing a term or literary paper, establishing a thesis, creating a strong topic sentence and transitioning from one idea to another. Learn to write persuasive, narrative and descriptive essays to help improve your performance on language arts assessment tests.
Days: Jan. 18 - Feb. 8, 1 - 3:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Stacy Carleton Tuition: $175
Programming in C++
Bring your art to life through animation! Harness the power of Adobe’s professional animation software. Taught by a professional animator, students will learn both the technical aspects of the software, as well as the core fundamentals of animation to create their own short films just like the pros!
Create professional programs. Use the open-source version of C++ to acquire a solid foundation of coding skills. Learn about scope, types, control flow, syntax vs semantics, objects and OOP, data structures and algorithms, and functions/methods. Practice debugging and troubleshooting to make programs more sophisticated and feature-rich.
(Grades 7-12) SPRING BREAK
Days: Mar. 23 - 27, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Matthew Seely Tuition: $385 Note: USB included.
Intro to Web Development (Grades 7-10)
Days: Feb. 22 - Mar. 14, 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Jeff De La Mare Tuition: $195 Prerequisite: Interest and competency in math is highly recommended.
Programming in Python® (Grades 7-10)
What can you do with Python®? Learn Python®—a versatile and widely used programming language—in this fun, handson class for new programmers. Learn fundamental programming concepts by building basic games. Topics include data types and structures, control flow, functions, input/ output and object-oriented programming. Days: Jan. 18 - Feb. 8, 9 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Fadi Labib Tuition: $215
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Capture the feeling in the scene. Explore what makes a street photo interesting, then hit the streets each day in search of interesting subjects. Employ techniques such as close-ups, shadows and reflections before editing in the “digital darkroom.” Learn to size and export your images for online sharing. Days: Apr. 11 - 25, 9 AM - 1 PM, Three Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Angela Holm Tuition: $185 Note: Bring your digital camera, including smartphones, with you to class. Class may include riding the streetcar throughout downtown. Students need email addresses for this class.
The Art of Persuasion: Speech & Debate (Grades 7-10)
Present yourself with poise and power. 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.
Writing for Video Games (Grades 7-10)
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: Feb. 15 - Mar. 14, 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Five Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Vince Olano Tuition: $189
Capture the Flag: Cybersecurity Games (Grades 8-12)
Attack, defend, win. Develop and hone your cybersecurity skills in a fun, competitive environment. Secure your machine and hack into others’ systems using principles such as networking, reverse engineering, and cryptography. Learn about and prepare for local CTF competitions.
Days: Apr. 11 - May. 2, 1 - 3:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Caren Graham Tuition: $185
Days: May 9 & 16, 10 AM - 4 PM, Two Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Jeff De La Mare Tuition: $185 Prerequisite: Prior programming experience required; familiarity with terminal/command line recommended.
Wearable Electronics with Arduino (Grades 7-10)
Organization Toolkit Workshop (Grades 8-11)
Craft & code futuristic clothing & accessories. Create costumes and multi-media art pieces with RGB LEDs controlled by a microcontroller. Will you create light-up jewelry, a multimedia hat or trick out a favorite accessory? Explore multimedia wearable construction, breadboard prototyping, Arduino programming and soldering. Days: Feb. 8 - Mar. 7, 1 - 3:30 PM, Five Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Julian Kosanovic Tuition: $215
Organize yourself for success! Decrease stress and increase productivity with useful techniques you can easily incorporate into your busy life. Gain skills for time and project management, goal setting, organization and calendaring. Learn how to complete the must-do’s and create space for the want-to-do’s. Days: Feb. 8, 2 - 4:30 PM, One Sat. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Tina-Marie Baskin Tuition: $65
Programming Web Apps in Python® (Grades 8-12) Charm the web with your Python® app! Python® can do many things including running web apps. In this class, we will be building a fun web app from scratch with user authentication and an advanced UI using Python and other technologies. Days: Apr. 4 - 25, 12:30 - 4:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Fadi Labib Tuition: $235 Prerequisite: Prior experience in Python® and a solid understanding of programming concepts are required.
Learn DIY techniques for publishing! Create your own experimental handmade booklet to share any kind of idea or art. Play with content, design and formatting in a collaborative and supportive environment. Bring ideas you’ve collected and leave with a draft of an original zine. Days: May 16 & 30, 9:30 AM - 4 PM, Two Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Stacy Carleton Tuition: $185
Fine-tune your critical thinking skills. Examine and discuss thought-provoking questions. Learn how to approach thinking. Discover the rudiments of critical thinking: logical fallacies, causation versus correlation, basic syllogisms and informal fallacies. Practice debates and hone your debating and critical thinking skills. Days: Apr. 11 - May 9, 1 - 3:30 PM, Five Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Paul Kennison Tuition: $175
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Cinematic Video Editing (Grades 9-12)
Make quality videos using accessible tools! Learn how to edit videos like pros in this fun hands-on class. You will learn techniques for editing green screens and multi-angle shots, tricks for seamless audio and video cuts, and ways to ensure audiences’ engagement with your movie. Best of all, no prior experience required. Days: Feb. 22 - Mar. 14, 1 - 5 PM, Four Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Fadi Labib Tuition: $235
Travel Photography (Grades 8-12)
Be a tourist in Portland to develop your skills! Learn camera basics, composition, perspective and the use of light while shooting local attractions. Your hometown takes on a fresh perspective when you see it through a photographer’s keen eye. Choose the best photos to present in slideshows, photo albums or on Instagram. Take your skills anywhere! Days: Apr. 11 - May 2, 1 PM - 4 PM, Four Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Ellen Regal Tuition: $189 Note: Bring a digital camera to class. Field trips around downtown area included (TriMet bus trips).
Get ready to improve your ACT score. The ACT is a widely accepted college entrance exam that closely reflects what students have studied through the end of junior year of high school. This class will prepare you for the math, English, reading and writing portions of the test through direct instruction and practice tests as well as testing strategy. Days: Feb. 29 - Mar. 21, 10 AM - 1 PM, Four Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: John Oppedisano & TBD Tuition: $365 Note: Includes book.
Climate Change Summit: Global Debate (Grades 9-12)
Research, debate and impact our world! Can you save the world without sacrificing progress and prosperity at home? In 2018, The United Nations announced that unless greenhouse gases can be significantly reduced by 2030, we will face the worst effects of climate change. The biggest challenge: countries around the world must work together. In this fast-paced workshop, you’ll learn the latest climate science, research the positions of the US, Europe, Russia, China and India, and represent one of them in a simulated climate change summit. Days: Mar. 14, 10 AM - 3 PM, One Sat. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Adam Goldstein Tuition: $79
Data Analysis: Visual Storytelling in R (Grades 9 -12)
Create engaging visual stories with data. From NASA to the NBA, from gaming to healthcare, every discipline yields data that you can explore, visualize, interpret, and utilize. Examine diverse data sources with visualizations and analysis using the RStudio interface. Get started with data science in R! Days: Apr. 4 - May 2, 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Five Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Chester Ismay Tuition: $175
Data is Everywhere: Statistics Made Relevant (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, including using the programming language R. Gain a knack for discovering deceptive statistics and learn how data can be analyzed to different ends. Days: Apr. 11 - May 9, 2 - 4 PM, Five Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Brie Noble Tuition: $175
Biotechnology: Ethics & Debate (Grades 9-12)
Research, debate and impact our world! Editing the human genome with CRISPR to prevent AIDS; bringing back the woolly mammoth; genetically modifying papayas to resist disease by creating a virus’s proteins for themselves, or bananas to secrete vaccines for children: Progress, or too good to be true? Through literature research and debate, you decide! Days: Apr. 4, 10 - 3 PM, One Sat. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Adam Goldstein Tuition: $79
Digital Darkroom: Photo Editing (Grades 9-12)
Push your imagination to the limit! Strengthen your photographic skills by learning the art of post-processing in the digital darkroom. Spend time making fresh photos around town. Then head into the digital darkroom to correct and enhance photos using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Days: Jan. 18 & 25, 10 AM - 3 PM, Two Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Angela Holm Tuition: $165 Note: Bring your digital camera, including smart phones, and any necessary cables with you to class. This class requires students to have an email account.
portland state university Engineering Career Workshop for Young Women (Grades 9-12)
Are you a future engineer? Explore engineering with women in the field. Engage in a hands-on, usercentered design activity. Discover how engineering career paths from mechanical to civil engineering help solve problems, and find one that fits your personal strengths, values and lifestyle. Days: May 9, 10 AM - 4 PM, One Sat. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Deb Mrazek Tuition: $139
Photo Stories: Make a Personal Project (Grades 9-12)
Find the spark within and share your photo story! Explore an array of photo stories to discover the possibilities. Brainstorm ideas for your photo story, then get behind the lens! In between classes, shoot photos that reflect your artistic expression. In class, share photos, get feedback and learn technical aspects of photography. Days: Feb. 15 - 29, 10 AM - 2 PM, Three Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Angela Holm Tuition: $175
Programming in C (Grades 9-12) Learn C from the ground up. Write a variety of computer programs. Explore data types, input/output statements, conditional statements, arrays, structures and file manipulation. Get ready for more advanced programming languages like C++, JavaTM and Perl.
Days: Apr. 11 - May 2, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Jeff De La Mare Tuition: $199 Prerequisite: Interest and competency in math, specifically algebra, is highly recommended.
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 two required sections of the SAT: math and evidence-based reading and writing. Note: Includes College Board SAT Prep book. SESSION 1 Days: Jan. 25 - Feb. 22, 1 - 4 PM, Five Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: James Vautravers & LeKisha Moore Tuition: $465
SESSION 2 Days: Apr. 11 - May 9, 10 AM - 1 PM, Five Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Stacy Carleton & John Oppedisano Tuition: $465
SAT: Evidence-Based Reading & Writing (Grades 9-12)
Get ready for the SAT Language Arts sections. Enhance your comprehension, reasoning, revising and editing skills in a variety of content areas. Learn about the optional essay section. Work with test-prep professionals to strengthen your use of text complexity, evidence-informed analyses, informational graphics and appropriate word choice. Use practice exams, directed feedback and get individualized support in specified areas. Days: Feb. 9 - Mar. 1, 1 - 4 PM, Four Suns. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Stacy Carleton Tuition: $235
SAT: Math Help
Get an intensive math review for the SAT. Focus on the math concepts that are the basis for the problems in the SAT test. Review the types of problems you will encounter in the SAT math section: algebra, problem solving and data analysis, geometry and trigonometry. Days: Feb. 9 - Mar. 1, 1 - 4 PM, Four Suns. Location: Portland State University Instructor: John Oppedisano Tuition: $235
Instructor Spotlight Roger Eiss and Game Theory Meet Roger Eiss, Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry and former Saturday Academy Board member. Roger will share his expertise on the principles of game theory and math problem-solving strategies. We are thrilled to have Roger Eiss listed again on our roster of community experts this spring. Roger has taught for Saturday Academy for over eleven years now, previously sharing his knowledge in classes such as Algebra II, Pre-Calculus and Calculus. “As with all my Saturday Academy classes,” says Roger, “I view this as an opportunity to ‘payback’ the wonderful gift I have been given from many teachers who, over my student years, opened my eyes to skills that became important to my career. I hope that my students will use the skills that I teach to bring them success.” Game Theory: The Science of Strategy sprung from a one-day session on game studies, a subsection of game theory that involves board games and puzzles, in Roger’s Solving Math Problems class.“Game theory is the study of strategies and how they impact what happens,” Roger explains.“This may extend to business, government, war, sports, investments, society, and even the evolution of plants and animals.” The strategies of game theory can be seen in a specific breed of gazelle, who will jump up and down to fake a predator, namely the jaguar, into thinking this particular gazelle is too strong to be hunted. “It can be applied at all levels, from daily decisions that we all make, to strategies to the use of nuclear weapons in warfare. Any time somebody asks you,‘Are you playing games with me?’ they probably recognize that you have put them in a position where game theory applies.” The goal of this introductory class is to teach students about this relatively new discipline to determine actions that will secure the best outcomes. Game theory has been a major part of the insights that led to the decision to award ten Nobel prizes in economics.
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Stories, Poetry and Social Justice (Grades 9-12)
The craft of a poet, storyteller and playwright. Take a journey with Ed Edmo - a Shoshone-Bannock poet, playwright, performer, professional storyteller, tour guide and lecturer – through stories and photos of his life growing up in Celilo Falls on the Columbia River before it was flooded by the Dalles Dam. Learn the art and craft of storytelling and explore your own stories and how they weave between environment, culture and society. Days: Feb. 15 - Mar. 7, 1 PM - 3:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Ed Edmo Tuition: $165
Work smarter, not harder. Make the best use of your study time. Learn neuroscience-based techniques for studying more effectively, including note-taking, memorization and problem-solving. Explore new ways to approach analytical projects and practice techniques for test-taking and managing stress. Days: Jan. 18 - Feb. 8, 12:30 - 3 PM, Four Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Stefanie Foster Tuition: $169
Game Theory: The Science of Strategy (Grades 10-12) Learn the logic behind the optimal outcomes. From gamers to CEOs, penguins to parents--all are making decisions that rely on the principles of Game Theory, a discipline that uses math and logic to determine actions that will secure the best outcomes. Learn how these--and other people and animals--use Game Theory to make decisions.
Days: Apr. 11 - May 7, 10 AM - 12 PM, Five Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Roger Eiss Tuition: $189
saturday academy - beaverton LEGO® Camp
Explore the edge of physics with towers and robots. Enter the world of engineering as you apply physics principles to solve realworld problems. Investigate structural and mechanical principles to design and construct towers and bridges. Explore electrical engineering and coding as you design robots that respond to touch, light/color and ultrasonic sensors. Days: Mar. 23 - 27, 9 AM - 4 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Scott Isler Tuition: $375
LEGO® Physics: Intro (Grades 3-5)
Math: Problem-Solving Strategies (Grades 10-12)
Change your approach to math. Use creative logic and reasoning techniques. Math isn’t just academic, it’s practical. Delve into puzzles and games that emphasize active participation and learn to think critically. Investigate the math disciplines of logic, probability, game theory and more. Days: Feb. 8 - Mar. 7, 10 AM - 12 PM, Five Sats. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Roger Eiss Tuition: $185
Your College Coach
From stress to success! Get the inside scoop before you apply, from choosing the right school for you, to application preparation steps (tests, essays and more), to the applications themselves--even creating a plan for funding college. Get useful materials such as application timelines, essay writing tips, scholarship resources & more! Days: Feb. 16 - Mar. 15, 3:30 - 5 PM, Five Suns. Location: Portland State University Instructor: Tina-Marie Baskin Tuition: $99
Turn your refrigerator into a laboratory. Use beakers, thermometers and test tubes to compare the boiling point of different liquids. Observe color changes due to chemical reactions and combine substances you’d find in your refrigerator. Try these chemistry experiments at home!
Days: Apr. 11 - May 9, (no class on May 2nd), 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Jayashree Sharoff Tuition: $165
LEGO®: WeDo Robotics 2.0 (Grades 2-4)
What can YOU do with LEGO WeDo? 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: Feb. 22 - Mar. 14, 12:30 - 3 PM, Four Sats. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Adam Elizarraga Tuition: $179
Build a bigger, better LEGO machine. Discover the workings of simple machines like levers, pulleys and gears. Construct a bridge and other devices using gears and cams to add movement. Build your own movable objects to learn about structural design, mechanical engineering and physics. Days: Feb. 22 - Mar. 14, 9 AM - 11:30 AM, Four Sats. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Adam Elizarraga Tuition: $165
Programming in Scratch 3.0 (Grades 3-5)
Create animations, stories and computer games. Using the newest version of Scratch (3.0), dream up, design and program interactive scenes like a zoo with your choice of animals or a race track with your choice of cars. Build interactive cartoons, simple games and other fun creations using Scratch 3.0. Add your own voice and pictures to the project you design. Days: Apr. 11 - May 9 (No class May 2), 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Arnaud Prevot Tuition: $185
saturday academy - beaverton SPRING BREAK
Create 2D &3D Adventures! Get started in animation, graphics and game making! Explore 2D and 3D graphic techniques as you create a world as colorful as your imagination. Have fun learning coding skills while using your art and design skills to make scenes come alive. Create a final project--an original 2D game or a vivid 3D world. Days: Mar. 23 - 27, 9 AM - 4 PM. Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Carol Mahoney Tuition: $385 Note: Sorry, no grade exceptions for students younger than 4th grade.
Chem-tastic Experiments (Grades 4-6 )
Create reactions! Create reactions, explore elements and compounds. Experiment with chromatography to separate inks and use laboratory instruments to measure solids and liquids. Discover the world of solutions and atomic bonds and build your own molecule. Days: Jan. 18 - Feb. 8, 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Roomina Ahmed Tuition: $175
Coding in Virtual Reality with vCoder (Grades 4-7)
Learn to code in a gamified VR world! Immerse yourself in 3D worlds and gain coding skills as you interact with characters and play games! Explore loops, conditionals, variables, arrays, and functions all while being immersed in virtual 3D environments and coding with 3D code blocks. Days: Feb. 1 - 22, 12:30 - 3:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructors: Diane Holt & Sonya Neunzert Tuition: $225
LEGO Mega Engineering ®
Attention LEGO engineers! Spend the day building mega LEGO structures. Construct towers, bridges, elevators, cranes, trams--whatever you can dream up. Electric motors will provide movement to your creation. Work with other LEGO engineers to build truly epic structures.
Chemistry Experiments (Grades 4-5)
Explore the foundation of chemistry. Use beakers, thermometers and test tubes to compare the boiling point of different liquids. Experiment with mixtures and identify unknown ingredients by their properties and reactions. Watch for changes in color, energy and states of matter. Days: Feb. 22 - Mar. 14, 1 - 3:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Jayashree Sharoff Tuition: $165
Days: Apr. 10, 9 AM - 4 PM, One Fri. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Scott Isler Tuition: $125
Program a robotic animal to act like a real pet. Build your pet using the LEGO Mindstorms® EV3 system. Explore how different animals move. Use light and touch sensors to make the interaction with your pet as realistic as possible. Does your Robo Pet like the dark? How fast can it move? Days: Jan. 18 - Feb. 8, 9 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Paul Hanau Tuition: $189
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: Feb. 22 - Mar. 14, 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Arnaud Prevot Tuition: $195
Build A Computer
How does a computer work? Learn the basic hardware components of a computer to allow for the support of software. Install an operating system and add security features. Build the best computer in a friendly competition for the final class. Days: Apr. 10, 9 AM - 4 PM, One Fri. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Walter Sebaste Tuition: $125
Chemistry for Inventors (Grades 6-8)
Meet your inner chemist! What do ice packs, glow sticks and bubbles have in common? Chemistry! Master the principles behind how chemistry works like a real chemist. Investigate topics such as stoichiometry, heat transfer and phosphorescence. Use that knowledge to invent something of your own! Days: Jan. 18 - Feb. 8, 1 PM - 3:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Roomina Ahmed Tuition: $165
Animation & Gaming Camps (Grades 4-6)
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Coding in R: Information Visualized (Grades 6-9)
What story will your data tell? What do climate change and pet nutrition have in common? Research into any topic reveals data patterns that can inspire change. Explore the programming language “R” to visualize and communicate findings using statistics about humans and pets. Create and share graphs using RStudio. Days: Apr. 18 - May 16, 1 - 3:30 PM, Five Sats. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Sunita Kenner Tuition: $225 Prerequisite: Strong interest in math highly recommended.
Explore the Universe (Grades 6-8)
Calling all aspiring astronomers. Ever looked up into the night sky and wondered what’s up? Experts from Rose City Astronomers will prepare you to explore the universe. Learn astronomy fundamentals like how to observe planets, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies with telescopes. Days: Apr. 11 - May 2, 12:30 - 3:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Michael McKeag Tuition: $179
Forensic Science: Crime Scene Investigation (Grades 6-8) SPRING BREAK
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: Mar. 23 - 27, 1 - 4 PM, Five meetings, Mon. - Fri. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Farin Hajarizadeh Tuition: $199
Programming in Java: Level I (Grades 6-9)
Develop, test and debug. Learn how to create fun, simple programs using 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. Days: Apr. 11 - May 16 (No class May 2), 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Five Sats. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Dhivya Sethu Tuition: $199
Blender: Intro to 3D Modeling (Grades 7-10)
Learn the magic of digital art and animation. Create game-ready 3D models and environments using Blender, a free 3D modeling and animation tool. Design and build your own world, filled with plants and creatures from your imagination. Use modeling tools to bring depth to your design, add texture, and realistic lighting. Days: Apr. 11 - May 2, 12:30 - 3:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Sonya Neunzert Tuition: $195
Creative storytelling for film. Find ways to express yourself in a format that connects and communicates. Explore how to create a story, use the power of imagery and create collaboratively through positive feedback. Make a story with nonlinear video editing programs. Learn from industry professionals at Iris Oregon. Days: Feb. 22 - Mar. 14, 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Shane Phillips & Bill Snyder Tuition: $195 Note: Android tablets are provided but students are encouraged to bring their own cameras or devices they are comfortable using (i.e. phones).
Discoveries Using Scanning Electron Microscopy (Grades 8-12) SPRING BREAK
Use electron beams for microscopic magnification. Operate a cutting edge scanning electron microscope (SEM) and explore the microscopic world all around you. Make discoveries, take pictures of the otherworldly, tiny places you visit and the creatures you encounter. Collect and prepare a variety of samples from pollen to insects. Days: Mar. 23 - 27, 9 AM -12 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. Location: Saturday Academy - Beaverton Instructor: Barbara Miner Tuition: $225
university of portland Marine Biology: Sea Creatures (Grades 4-5)
Dive into the mysteries of the deep. Dissect a squid and dogfish shark to study their anatomy and physiology. Discover why humpback whales sing and what makes deep sea creatures glow like neon signs. Test water quality and learn how to make a positive impact on marine ecosystems of the world. Days: Feb. 22 - Mar. 14, 1:30 - 4 PM, Four Sats. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Lyle Cook Tuition: $189
Math Demystified: Elementary Edition LEGO® Physics: Intro (Grades 3-5)
Build a bigger, better LEGO machine. Discover the workings of simple machines like levers, pulleys and gears. Construct a bridge and other devices using gears and cams to add movement. Build your own movable objects to learn about structural design, mechanical engineering and physics. Days: Jan. 18 - Feb. 8, 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Scott Isler Tuition: $165
LEGO® Robotics: Real World Engineering (Grades 3-5) Robotic power to the rescue! Explore how robotics can be used to create solutions such as a robotic hand, a volcanic eruption detector, or a secret code transmitter. Learn to build and code simple robotic creations that solve problems using LEGO WeDo kits.
Days: Jan. 18 - Feb. 8, 1 - 3:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Scott Isler Tuition: $165
The Art of Writing: Handwriting & Calligraphy (Grades 3-6)
Explore the art of writing. Discover ancient alphabets and decode mysterious symbols. Learn letterforms from the Renaissance that are still in use today. Put pen to paper as you explore modern calligraphy, improve your letterform, and create your own flourishes. Days: Jan. 18 - Feb. 8, 10 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Mary Avalon Tuition: $115
Astronomy Super Stars (Grades 4-6)
What would it be like to visit another planet? How do we know what we know about the solar system? What are stars made of? Where do constellations come from and how can you learn to recognize them? Find answers as you build models of individual planets, lunar phases, solar eclipses, the entire solar system and constellations. Days: Apr. 25 - May 16, 1 - 3 PM, Four Sats. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Dawn Nilson Tuition: $145
Turn math from foe to friend! Confused by math? You’re not the only one! Make friends with others who are mystified and engage in hands-on, fun activities that will turn math from confusing to amusing. Decimals, fractions, multiplication, division--approach them all with 20/20 vision! Days: Feb. 22 - Mar. 14, 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Stefanie Foster Tuition: $165
Photography in Nature (Grades 4-6)
Connect with nature through photography. Connect with nature and learn about photography amidst the beauty of springtime in Portland. Master the basic controls on your camera while learning about composition, lighting, and perspective as you get up close with local flora. Collaborate with classmates to choose the best photos to share and frame. Days: Apr. 18 - May 9, 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Ellen Regal Tuition: $165 Note: Please bring a digital camera or phone with a camera.
university of portland 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: Feb. 22 - Mar. 14, 1 - 3:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Eric Phillips Tuition: $195
Electronic Music: Advanced (Grades 5-9)
Produce your own music with Ableton Live! Graduate beyond GarageBand loops and move into professional music production software. Learn music theory for producers, synthesis, sampling automation, songwriting and more while working in Ableton Live. Write and record a brand new song of your own. Days: Apr. 18 - May 9, 1 - 3:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Eric Phillips Tuition: $195 Prerequisite: Prior experience with electronic music software is required.
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: Jan. 18 - Feb. 8,1 - 3:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Marissa Anderson Tuition: $195
Get a drone’s eye view! Take to the skies and learn to build and pilot a drone. Become familiar with drone ethics and laws and learn how drones are utilized in the real world--from wedding photography to emergency rescues. Immerse yourself in engineering, flight skills and fun with your take-home drone!
Location: University of Portland Instructor: Jeremy Highhouse Tuition: $235 Note: Includes a take-home drone!
(Grades 6-8 )
Explore our blue planet. Dissect a squid and dogfish shark to study their physiology. Learn about various species of sharks, what makes deep sea creatures glow like neon signs and the role of physical and chemical characteristics in animal adaptation. Investigate the impact of humans on marine ecosystems. Days: Feb. 22 - Mar. 14, 9:30 AM to 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Lyle Cook Tuition: $189
Math Demystified for Middle School (Grades 6-8 )
Go from math-phobic to math-tastic! Confused by math? You’re not the only one! Make friends with others who are mystified and engage in hands-on, fun activities that will turn math from confusing to amusing. Get to the bottom of equations and functions, get on top of geometry and learn quick tricks of mental math! Days: Feb. 22 - Mar. 14, 1 - 3:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Stefanie Foster Tuition: $165
Shakespeare & Special Effects Makeup (Grades 6-8)
All the world’s a stage! Create epic characters and situations using special effects and stage combat. Transform yourself by creating bodily wounds, scars, bruises, wrinkles and more. Bring Shakespearean characters to life with special effects and martial arts for the stage. Days: Feb. 22 - Mar. 14, 2 - 4 PM, Four Sats. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Carolyne Haycraft Tuition: $165
Architecture: Perspective Drawing (Grades 7-9)
Learn to create a drawing that looks like a photo! Perspective is a system of drawing for representing a three-dimensional world on a flat surface; it shows you the way people actually see space and objects in it. By incorporating color, shade, shadow and collage, you will make a space that is realistic and comes alive! Days: Apr. 11 - 18, 10 AM - 4 PM, Two Sats. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Jeffrey Hartnett Tuition: $189
Music & Audio for Filmmaking (Grades 8-10)
Discover the magic behind music in movies! Sound and music are vital elements of a film’s impact. Use GarageBand to add new twists to your favorite films with overlays of different music clips. Learn about the secret art of sound design, Foley, voice acting and more. Days: Apr. 18 - May 9, 9 - 11:30 AM, Four Sats. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Eric Phillips Tuition: $185 Note: This is a Mac-based class.
Photography: Art of the Darkroom (Grades 8-12)
Channel your inner Ansel Adams. Experience the magic of black and white photography! Explore the world through a photographer’s keen eye. Discover your individual style while developing your skills in manual film camera operation. Experiment with exposure, contrast, filters and paper. What effects can you achieve with a single negative? Days: May 16 - 30, 9 AM - 4 PM, Two Sats. Location: University of Portland Instructor: Angela Holm Tuition: $189 Note: Bring a 35 mm film camera, manual preferred.
Days: May 9 & 16, 9:30 AM - 4 PM, Two Sats.
satellite sites STEM Career Exploration: Evolve Design Showdown (Grades 9-12)
Explore design & innovation with experts. Join us at the Evolve Collaborative design studio for a fast-paced workshop with a series of fun, hands-on team activities to help aspiring designers build empathy, understand context, and make meaningful connections between people, products, and experiences—all while defeating your competition to become the design champions of the day! Days: Jan. 27, 1 - 4 PM, One Mon. Location: Evolve Collaborative Design Studio Instructor: Evolve Staff Tuition: $65
STEM Career Exploration: Architecture at Opsis (Grades 9-12)
From inspiration to creation. Spend your day at Opsis Architecture and take your idea from inspiration to creation. Get exposure to virtual reality technology, create a multimedia collage, hone your presentation skills and learn how important collaboration is in the field of architecture. Days: May 16, 10 AM - 4 PM, One Sat. Location: Opsis Architecture Instructor: Opsis Staff Tuition: $95
STEM Career Exploration: Airport Technology at PDX (Grades 9-12)
Explore the hidden tech that keeps PDX safe! Discover the hidden technologies that run Portland International Airport (PDX) and keep it secure. Includes tours of some of the most interesting parts of PDX and hands-on/visual activities with various equipment, including drones, 3D laser scanners, baggage security machines, and more! Days: Apr. 6, 10 AM - 4 PM, One Mon. Location: Portland International Airport Instructor: Port of Portland Staff Tuition: $95
STEM Career Exploration: The World of Tech at Puppet (Grades 9-12)
What’s your ideal role in the tech world? Puppet is a Portland-based tech company that creates code to “end soul-crushing manual tasks, automate away the mundane parts of a job, and spend more time doing things robots can’t do.” Explore a range of careers in the software world and how they fit together as a team! Days: Apr. 6, 10 - 4 PM, One Mon. Location: Puppet Instructor: Puppet Staff Tuition: $95
STEM Career Exploration: Tech & Science at Vernier (Grades 9-12)
Explore the technology behind science! Vernier is a Beaverton-based tech company that creates the sensors and technology that scientists and educators use to monitor water, wind, physiology... and science all around! If you’re interested in a career in tech or science join us for a day! Days: Apr. 10, 10 - 1 PM, One Fri. Location: Vernier Instructor: Vernier Staff Tuition: $65
A World of Architecture (Grades 2-4)
Why do buildings look the way they do? Study architecture from around the world and learn what different structures share in common and what makes them so unique. Through hands-on design, explore architectural elements and expressions from around the world. Days: Feb. 15, 10 AM - 2 PM, One Sat. Location: Opsis Architecture Instructor: Sina Meier Tuition: $69
Photo Play in the Park (Grades 6-8)
Let’s play with photography! With camera in hand, discover a visual world that plays with your eyes and your mind! Venture to the park and discover a world of playful light, color, silhouettes, shadows, reflections, and more through mini-assignments and scavenger hunts.
Days: Apr. 6, 10 AM - 4 PM, One Mon. Location: Shabu Studios Instructor: Angela Holm Tuition: $95
Photography: The Artistic Portrait (Grades 6-8)
Don’t settle for boring school portraits! Learn creative techniques to make artistic portraits. Explore the use of props, light sculpting, light painting, motion blur, stop motion, monotone, black and white, and other methods to create artistic portraits. Choose to work with classmates, an available model, or sign up with a friend! Days: Jan. 27, 10 AM - 4 PM, One Mon. Location: Shabu Studios Instructor: Angela Holm Tuition: $95
Pharmacy Up Close (Grades 9 -12)
Explore pharmacy! Did you know health science + chemical science = pharmaceutical science? Become a pharmacist for a day and explore how to help people live better and healthier lives. Craft your own lip balm, perform patient scripts, extract DNA and gain a real-world view of the life of a pharmacist. Days: Mar. 7, 10 AM - 4 PM, One Sat. Location: Pacific University Health Professions Campus (Hillsboro) Instructor: Sigrid Roberts Tuition: $95
Girls in Aviation & Aerospace (Grades 5-9)
The sky is not the limit! Explore what makes planes fly, and how pilots control them. Join other girls and spend a day with female pilots. Learn the basics of navigation and chart reading, aerodynamics, communications, weather, equipment, and flight maneuvers. Completion of this class will qualify you for the Junior Girl Scouts Aerospace badge. Days: April 18, 9 AM - 3 PM, One Sat. Location: Troutdale Airport Instructor: Columbia Cascades Ninety-Nines Tuition: $109 Prerequisite: Girls only
meet our instructors Roomina Ahmed, MS, has extensive experience as a Quality Control Chemist and Analytical Chemist. She teaches chemistry to students from elementary school through college-level. Marissa Anderson, BA Computer Science, earned her degree from Scripps College/Harvey Mudd College. Marissa is a Senior Android Engineer at Future State Consulting, on assignment at Nike. Mary Avalon, BA, attended PSU’s graduate program in Educational Leadership & Policy, focusing on incorporating visual arts, creativity and imagination into teaching. She has taught classes in Italic handwriting, Roman Italic calligraphy and other historic alphabets. 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 High School. Tina-Marie runs her own tutoring and college-coaching business, Find Your Future (findyourfuturefyf.com). 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). The Columbia Cascades Ninety-Nines is the local chapter of an international organization of women pilots founded in 1929. Starting with just 99 original members, today there are thousands! Some are professional pilots for airlines, industry and government; others fly for pleasure. But first and foremost, they are women who love to fly—and who are committed to sharing that passion with girls through education. Lyle Cook received a BS in Environmental Science, Marine Concentration from University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 2016. He has been a student teacher, data analyst and research intern. Jeff De La Mare, BS Computer Science, is completing his MS at PSU. With experience in full-stack web development, malware, and blockchain technology, Jeff enjoys programming at a variety of levels. He enjoys developing CS curriculum and teaching students in his spare time.
Ed Edmo is a Shoshone-Bannock poet, playwright, performer, traditional storyteller, tour guide and lecturer on First Nation cultures in the Northwest. He offers guided tours to the She Who Watches petroglyphs on the Columbia Gorge (http://ededmo.tripod.com/). Roger Eiss, PhD Organic Chemistry from MIT, a former chemistry professor, has worked as a computer consultant, and for Mentor Graphics, Oregon Department of Economic Development and Oregon Graduate Institute. Adam Elizarraga is engineering student and instructor with a passion for STEM education. He has several years of experience instructing children and enjoys encouraging their passion for science and creative thinking. The Evolve Collaborative Design Studio staff has extensive experience in international design. They are grounded in what they know, and passionate about what comes next. They know design inspiration starts in other people’s shoes, and have led global design, strategy and innovation projects across a diverse range of categories, including consumer electronics and medical products. Stefanie Foster, MEd from PSU, is a licensed teacher and learning specialist and owns a tutoring business. Adam Goldstein, MA in Education, MS in Library and Info Science and PhD Philosophy, has taught biology, AP Biology and Philosophy as an assistant professor at Iona College. Caren Graham, MFA Theatre, has taught speech, drama and acting classes for Saturday Academy for more than 25 years. She is a Teaching Artist
for Young Audiences and the Right Brain Initiative integrating classroom curriculum with her art form. Farin Hajar, MS 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. Paul Hanau, ScM Applied Math, is a retired software engineer with 36 years of experience developing engineering-oriented systems like sonar, technical publishing, and 2D and 3D graphics for electronic and mechanical CAD. He has been a FTC Robotics coach for 3 years. Jeff Hartnett, MA in Architecture, has taught at Marylhurst University, Portland State University and the University of Nevada. He was also a lecturer and teacher in China. Carolyne Haycraft, MFA Directing, M.Ed, English and Drama, moved to NYC from Australia to study acting after completing her undergraduate degree. For over two decades she’s engaged youth in social justice theatre, violence prevention programs, and self-defense training for young women. 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! Angela Holm, BA, is the proprietor of Angela Holm Photography. Angela is the founder of Photo Club PDX, a city-wide photography club. Angela sits on the board of The POP Awards and is a member of the Professional Photographers of
meet our instructors America. View her work at www.angelaholmphotography.com Diane Holt, MAT, has been training students, customers and employees on software packages for over two decades. Her passion is creating--then watching--the “ah-ha” moments as students gain confidence and skills in coding!
telling with a data-flavor. Paul Kennison, BA, Philosophy, from Princeton University, teaches a diverse range of subjects to all ages, including critical thinking.
Elaine Huang, MS Immunology, from the University of Pennsylvania, is a career research technician of about 20 years in immunology, neurology, cancer, addiction science and liver research.
Julian Kosanovic, BA Music Performance, has experience in engineering project management and a variety of computer languages. They served as the IT Associate for Saturday Academy, providing IT support to staff and instructors. Julian also served as the Engineering Lab Assistant at Portland Community College.
Iris Oregon’s filmmakers Shane Phillips, BA, Digital film & Video, and Bill Snyder, have backgrounds in television production, creative marketing, and currently run Potoo TV, a local production company. Through their non-profit, Iris Oregon, Shane aims to teach kids how to create a follow through a project—and teach business skills such as how to make a pitch and communicate a project.
Fadi Labib, BS, Computer Science, also holds a Business Cyber Vulnerability Analyst Certification. Fadi has worked at McAfee as a Cloud Engineer and with Portland General Electric as a Cybersecurity Engineer. He enjoys explaining concepts to others in an easy and fun way and is dedicated to sharing his passion for computer science and security concepts with students.
Scott Isler is a science educator with more than 25 years’ experience focusing on physics and engineering.
Ben Llewellyn, BA Architecture, has worked as a 3D modeler and animator and as an illustrator. He is skilled in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Digital Illustration. Check out his art at www.vagabondsketchbook.com.
Chester Ismay, PhD Statistics, is a Data Science Evangelist for DataRobot and formerly was a faculty member at Reed College and Pacific University. He enjoys leading in-person machine learning, data science, and R workshops. Chester is passionate about helping novices get started in data science and R programming. Justin Jones, BA, is a Chess Coach and Public Relations Major who graduated from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Justin has professionally taught chess for over five years and brought the Knight School to the Portland Metro area in 2019. For more information on The Knight School, please visit www.theknightschool.com. Sunita Kenner, BS Computer Science/ MS Management & Computational Finance, is a Senior Data Science Manager at Vacasa. A Business Data Scientist and Educator, Sunita thoroughly enjoys wrangling, exploring, and visualizing information using programming languages to drive story-
Carol Mahoney, BS Engineering, BS Elementary Education and Music, is trained in computer programming. She has worked as a civil engineer and teacher in Oregon, and is passionately creating an educational math game using GameMaker. Meredith McClanen, ND, Naturopathic Physician, embraces the Latin meaning of doctor, Docere which means “to teach.” Working for Saturday Academy allows Meredith to serve youth by combining her passions of introducing the world of medicine and teaching basic medical skills. Mike McKeag has 30 years of experience as an electron microscopist in technology development at Intel. His images of Intel’s first 3D transistors were published in the Wall Street Journal. Sina Meier, BA in Fine Arts , MA in Architecture, currently works as an Intern Architect at Opsis Architecture and teaches elementary-aged students through Architects in Schools.
Michael Meow, BArch with minor in Digital Arts, graduated from the University of Oregon in 2010. Michael is a front-end web developer with Eye Cue Lab, a tech firm specializing in web applications for the science industry. Michael has also worked as a freelance graphic designer and artist. His projects include music videos, animated shorts, marketing materials, and more. 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. LeKisha Moore is a Stanford graduate and owns a tutoring company. Math is her passion and she is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in mathematics education. She has been tutoring for over 20 years and teaching ACT/SAT prep for over 10 years. Deb Mrazek, MS, BSE, holds degrees in Industrial Engineering & Human Factors and System Engineering. She has helped institutes from startups to Fortune 100s, governments and NGOs develop user-centered strategies and has worked with teams to integrate these strategies into meaningful outcomes. Deb has taught Design Thinking to hundreds of students as well as adults. 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, primarily using Unity Engine and Blender3D. She 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, BS in Environmental Resources Management, 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, BS 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.
ining the mechanisms by which neurons signal to glial cells following an injury.
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.
Sigrid Roberts, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Pacific University School of Pharmacy.
John Oppedisano, BA in Mathematics, teaches high school math and has been teaching college admission test preparation courses for more than 35 years. The Port of Portland’s Information Technology staff is innovative, forwardthinking and modern--employing technologies such as drones and 3D lasers to keep the Port running safely and efficiently. They are committed to developing and attracting a diverse workforce that steps up to lead on regional issues and challenges assumptions every day. Dr. Arnaud Prevot, BA, MBA, PhD, is a technology and computer science teacher and has taught for 12 years. He teaches in two local schools in the Portland area and has presented at Ed Tech conferences. Dr. Prevot is also a consultant in the field of education marketing and branding. The Puppet staff includes engineers, writers, artists, designers, accountants, event organizers and sales pros who are driven and collaborative, creative and disciplined, experimental and brave, open and communicative. And they love sharing their passion with the next generation of tech workers! Shaba Rahavi, BS Film Production, is a Software Engineer with a thirst for knowledge and an endless curiosity for how the world works. Shaba is a strong believer that young people have a great deal of potential and, in being our hope for the future, she strives to foster those capacities so that they become an innovative force in our society. 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. Petra Richer is a PhD Candidate in the OHSU Neuroscience Graduate Program. She currently works in an OHSU lab exam-
Walter Sebaste, BS, is Saturday Academy’s IT Associate. He served in the Peace Corps teaching classes on computer literacy in rural Ukraine in 2008, and later taught English in Japan. Back in Portland, Walter has worked at Netflix and Free Geek. Matthew Seely, BFA in Illustration from PNCA, is a freelance animator and comic artist. Matthew has worked for clients including DreamWorks Television, and has illustrated comics including Invader Zim and the young-adult graphic novel Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom. Check out his work at his portfolio site matthewseely.com. 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, BS Chemistry from Bangalore University of India, 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. Dr. Donn H. Spight, MD, is the Director of the VirtuOHSU Simulation Lab and the Surgical Skills Education Program at OHSU. He practices general surgery with a specialization in minimally invasive foregut operations.
Eric Wong, MFA in Comics, studied creative writing and sequential art at the University of Redlands and California College of the Arts. As an independent comics artists, he uses Photoshop, Clip Studio and Adobe Acrobat in addition to hand-illustration to create and publish his work. 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. Mary Zelinski, PhD, is an Associate Scientist in the Division of Reproductive Sciences at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC).
James Vautravers, MA English from Miami University, worked as an assistant professor of composition and literature and worked as a technical writer and editor for Microsoft in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Vernier Software and Technology staff is dedicated to pioneering awardwinning sensors, probes, interfaces, software and curriculum to transform how educators teach science and how students collect, analyze and interpret scientific data.
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Evolve Collaborative Design Studio 2222 NE Oregon St #214, Portland, OR 97232 Oregon Health & Science University 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd., Portland, OR 97239 OHSU West Campus: Oregon National Primate Research Center 505 NW 185th Ave, Beaverton, OR 97006
Pacific University Health Professions Campus (Hillsboro) 222 SE 8th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97123 Port of Portland Headquarters 7200 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97218 Portland State University 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201
OHSU RLSB 2730 SW Moody Ave, Portland, OR 97201
Puppet 308 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204
Opsis Architecture 920 NW 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Saturday Academy â€“ Beaverton 1100 NW Compton Dr. Ste. #120, Beaverton, OR 97006
Shabu Studios 6055 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213 Troutdale Airport 920 NW Perimeter Way Troutdale, OR 97060 University of Portland 5000 N Willamette Blvd., Portland, OR 97203 Vernier Software & Technology 13979 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97005
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Applications for summer 2020 internships are open.
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 2020. The program has provided more than 4,000 students with hands-on, project-based, eight-week 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.
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Our Mentoring Organizations provide opportunities for high school students to gain hands-on, practical experiences in the fields of science and engineering. AbSci Bonneville Power Administration Bureau of Land Management Care Partners Children’s Cancer TherapyDevelopment Institute Collins Aerospace DoernbecherChildren’s Hospital (OHSU) FoodInnovationCenter HP Inc. HP Inc. – Vancouver IBM Corporation Lewis & Clark College Lumencor, Inc. McAfee LLC Mead & Hunt, Inc.
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University of Oregon University of Portland VAPortlandHealthCare System Vernier Software & Technology Whitman Partners Yakima Products Inc.
AAUW (Oregon) Autzen Foundation Braemer Charitable Trust Charis Fund Cinder Staffing Clark Foundation Collins Aerospace ESCO Foundation East Metro STEAM Partnership First Tech Credit Union Frank and Linda Morse Foundation Galois Foundation Henry Lea Hillman, Jr. Foundation Herbert A. Templeton Foundation Hillsboro Elks Club Hoffman Construction Corporation Holzman Foundation Hoover Family Foundation IBM I.Q. Credit Union Irwin Foundation J W & H M Goodman Family Charitable Foundation Jackson Foundation James and Shirley Rippey Family Foundation John and Ginger Niemeyer Foundation Juan Young Trust Lam Research Corporation Leotta Gordon Foundation Lineberger Foundation of Oregon M.LowellEdwardsFoundation
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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 saturdayacademy.org/aid
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index: subject listed alphabetically arts: performing & visual
Animation Academy Page 6, 10 Architecture: Perspective Drawing Page 19 Character Drawing: Basic Geometry Page 8 Cinematic Video Editing Page 12 Comic Book & Graphic Novel Page 9 Comic Book & Improv Camp Page 6 Comic Book: Your Life On Paper Page 8 Digital Darkroom: Photo Editing Page 12 Electronic Music Page 6, 19 Electronic Music: Advanced Page 19 Movie Making Page 17 Music & Audio for Filmmaking Page 19 Photo Play in the Park Page 20 Photo Stories: Make a Personal Project Page 13 Photography in Nature Page 18 Photography: Art of the Darkroom Page 6, 17 Photography: Artistic Portraits Page 6, 20 Shakespeare & Special Effects Makeup Page 19 Stories, Poetry and Social Justice Page 14 Street Photography Page 11 The Art of Writing: Handwriting & Calligraphy Page 18 Travel Photography Page 12
college prep & study skills
ACT Prep Page 12 Biotechnology: Ethics & Debate Page 12 Climate Change Summit Global Debate Page 12 Organization Toolkit Workshop Page 11 SAT Prep Page 13 SAT: Evidence-based Reading & Writing Page 13 SAT: Math Help Page 13 Speech Easy: Find Your Voice Page 9 Study Skills Page 10, 14 The Art of Persuasion: Speech & Debate Page 11 Thinking Critically Page 11 Your College Coach Page 15
computer science & technology
Animation & Gaming Camp Page 16 App Inventor Page 16, 19 Blender: Intro to 3D Modeling Page 6, 17 Build A Computer Page 16 Capture the Flag: Cybersecurity Games Page 11 Coding in R: Information Visualized Page 17 Coding in Virtual Reality with vCoder Page 16 Data Analysis: Visual Storytelling in R Page 12 Game Making Team Page 9 Intro to Web Development Page 10 Programming in C Page 13
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Biomedical Technologies for Cancer & Reproduction Page 7 Emergency Medicine Page 7 General Surgery Up Close Page 7 Intro to Medical Careers Page 7 Medicine Up Close Page 7 Pharmacy Up Close Page 20 The Talking Brain: The Galaxies Inside Your Head Page 7 Immunology & Disease Page 7 Neurology & Neuroscience Page 7
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engineering & robotics
A World of Architecture Page 20 Drone Technology Page 19 Engineering Career Workshop for Young Women Page 13 Engineering: Trash to Toys Page 8 Girls in Aviation & Aerospace Page 20 LEGO® Camp Page 6, 15 LEGO® Mega Engineering Page 16 LEGO® Physics: Intro Page 15, 18 LEGO® Physics: Level I (Gears & Cams) Page 8 LEGO® Physics: Level II (Motors & Movement) Page 8 LEGO® Robotics: Autonomous Vehicles Page 9 LEGO® Robotics: Real World Engineering Page 8, 18 LEGO®: WeDo Robotics 2.0 Page 15 Robotic Pets Page 16 STEM Career Exploration: Architecture at Opsis Page 20 STEM Career Exploration: Evolve Design Showdown Page 20 Wearable Electronics with Arduino Page 11
Check: Chess for Beginners with the Knight School Checkmate: Champion Chess with The Knight School Data is Everywhere: Statistics Made Relevant Game Theory: The Science of Strategy Math Demystified for Middle School Math Demystified: Elementary Edition Math: Problem-Solving Strategies The Art of Math: From Fibonacci to 3D
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Astronomy Super Stars Chemistry Experiments Chemistry for Inventors Chemistry Kitchen Chem-tastic Experiments Discoveries using Scanning Electron Microscopy Explore the Universe Forensic Science: Crime Scene Investigation Marine Biology Marine Biology: Sea Creatures
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Teen Zines Page 11 Write for Success Page 10 Write Now: Improve your Writing Page 8
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