Saturday Academy

Saturday Academy

Saturday Academy is a fun, hands-on science program occurring once a month, typically from October through May. The program follows a project-based model, increasing familiarity with STEM equipment and industry professionals. Each session has three main objectives:

1) motivate students to pursue higher education,

2) increase students’ participation in the STEM fields,

3) prepare students for professional life after high school.


Saturday Academy Application




Fisheries Science Building
University of Washington
1122 NE Boat St., Seattle, WA 98105


October 2017  through May 2018.

Commit to attending at least 6 of 8  (75%) sessions

  • October 21th
  • November 18th
  • December 16th
  • January 20th
  • February 17th
  • March 17th
  • April 21st
  • May 12th

Science of Food

Learn about the farm-to-table food pathway. Real-world issues and real-time applications are part of this evolving curriculum. Occasional sessions in UW’s sustainable community kitchen and farm.

Possible Careers: food chemist, animal nutritionist,toxicologist, product/process development scientist, technical brewer, flavor technologist


Questions? Contact
Brian Tracey

Marine Ecology & Marine Research

Explore the vast oceans with us. Marine Ecology focuses on interactions within the ocean and its inhabitants. Marine Research promises to enhance your investigative and professional

Possible Careers: commercial diver, aquaculture geneticist, underwater cinematographer,
ocean engineer, ocean and coastal policy specialist

Computer-Aided Design

Study computer-aided design (CAD)—merging modern technology with contemporary creativity. Have a design you think will change the future? A supersonic plane? Cutting edge sport shoe? We have just the place for you.
Possible Careers: architect, biomechanical systems engineer, digital circuit designer, fashion designer, aerospace engineer