You're invited to join hundreds of friends of Saturday Academy to enjoy a fun-filled luncheon and celebrate the 30th Anniversary of our Apprenticeships in Science & Engineering (ASE) Program. ASE has served more than 4,200 students and impacted hundreds of mentors and community organizations that have participated in the program since its inception in 1989! On March 7, 2019, we will bring together our ASE alumni, mentors, mentor organizations and teacher monitors for a reunion and celebration of this impactful program.
ASE was established 30 years ago to connect motivated high school students with mentors in STEM through internships. Each summer we offer full-time eight week internship opportunities to 150 high school students in Oregon and in SW Washington. We have come a long way since the initial cohort of ASE students. Today, 100% of students in the ASE Program go on to attend college and 75% go on to major in the field of their apprenticeship. Interns have been listed on published research, helped to design and test commercial products and spent countless hours in the field and in the lab. In 2018, 59% of the interns were from underserved communities. We have much to celebrate!
WHEN: Thursday, March 7, 2019, 11:30 am (social time), Luncheon 12 pm - 1 pm.
WHERE: Oregon Zoo, Cascade Crest Ballroom
COST: $50 per guest
Diana Gordon, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Oregon National Primate Research Center of OHSU will moderate a panel discussion on the impact the ASE program has had over the past 30 years.
- Mike Dunn, ASE Teacher Monitor: AP Biology and Chemistry Teacher, Century High School
- Dane Hobbs, ASE Intern Alumni: Manager, Structures and Shaker Labs Testing Team at Daimler Trucks North America
- Sr. Angela Hoffman, OSB, PhD, ASE Mentor: University of Portland, Chemistry Professor
- Dr. Skip Rochefort, PhD, ASE Mentor: Oregon State University, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Executive Director, OSU and College of Engineering Pre-college K-12 Outreach Programs
- Dave Vernier, ASE Mentor: Co-Founder at Vernier Software & Technology LLC
Saturday Academy was founded in 1983 and has provided hands-on STEM instruction to more than 185,000 students in grades 2-12 throughout Oregon and SW Washington, working with community experts who serve as our instructors. 43% of the students we serve are from historically underrepresented communities. ASE is one of our many successful programs. Please save the date and join us at the Discovery Luncheon at which we will raise critical funds for all of our programs, including Classes and Camps, Saturday Academy to You (afterschool), Girls Engage Technology (GET) and ASE.
QUESTIONS: Contact Laura Elmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-200-5851
It's not too late to serve as a sponsor for the event. If interested, please contact Laura.