Auburn University hosts bi-monthly Saturday Academy for students and their parents from area middle and high schools. Auburn University's Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs sponsors the Saturday Academies with technical assistance provided by the College of Sciences and Mathematics.
Saturday Academies are designed for students and their parents to learn more about the sciences, mathematics, and college preparation. The students will participate in a GK-12 Science/Math EXPO and a variety of hands-on science and mathematics mini-courses including topics in polymer chemistry, geometry, and biological sciences. Participating parents will have the opportunity to discuss what it takes for students to be well prepared for post-secondary education and what they can do to encourage their children to do well in the sciences and mathematics fields. Participants for the Saturday Academy are from the six local schools serviced by the National Science Foundation (NSF) GK-12 Fellows in Sciences and Mathematics for East Alabama Schools project.GK-12 Fellows in Sciences and Mathematics for East Alabama Schools project is a partnership between National Science Foundation, Auburn University, Tuskegee University, Lee County School System, and Macon County School District. The project sends graduate students (GK-12 Fellows) into classrooms to assist science and mathematics teachers (GK-12 Teachers) at Beauregard, Beulah and Loachapoka High Schools in Lee County, and Tuskegee Institute Middle School, Booker T. Washington and Notasulga High Schools in Macon County.