Science Saturdays

Sponsored by Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Students grades 8-12
Volunteers and parents


A Saturday morning activity with interactive presentations and hands-on science presented by ORNL scientists.


Saturdays from 9-11:30 in Jan-Feb 2014

West High School
3300 Sutherland Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37919


To further engage students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs.


Due to ORNL budget cuts, Science Saturdays is on hiatus indefinitely. If you would like to be notified if/when this program is restarted, please email us at We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.

Science Saturdays speaker with students

Science Saturdays are back with new topics and speakers, and they are just around the corner!

• Do you want to do something more exciting than sitting on the couch watching cartoons on a Saturday morning?

• Do you want to learn more about the cutting edge science going on at ORNL?

• Do you want the chance to spend a day or a whole summer doing research at ORNL?

If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then you should attend the 2014 Winter season of Science Saturdays. This year, we will have two sets of sessions with different overall themes. This fall, come and learn about different areas of clean energy research, and in the winter, sessions will focus on biological and environmental topics.

The programs will begin at 9:30 a.m. (with sign-ins beginning at 9 a.m.) and end around 11:30 a.m.

Each session will run as follows:

  • ½ hour presentation on basics or overview of broad subject area
  • ½ hour activity based on talk
  • ½ hour presentation on a more advanced or specific topic within the subject area
  • ½ hour activity based on talk

Register online for Science Saturdays 2014

Are you a teacher who wants to attend these sessions or be a Science Saturdays Master Teacher and help the ORNL scientists with their presentations and the hands-on activities? Register here.

Looking for another way to contribute? You can be a volunteer, and help on Saturdays with the hands-on activities or event logistics. Register to volunteer here. You can also give supplies or monetary donations! Contact Julia Abbott at (865) 241-7501 or

Contact Us

Pai Moua
(865) 241-8240


Clean Energy Topics