The Saturday Thing

The Saturday Thing is driven by the imagination. It is a place for unstructured learning in a relaxed and supportive environment.  It is an informal community of learners who like to have fun, tinker, and be creative with science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). We never know exactly what we will be doing, but projects and activities of all kinds are encouraged.

The ASRA Saturday Thing is primarily geared toward middle and high school ages, but anyone can participate and bring in project ideas. Older kids and adults can act as volunteers, mentors, role models, and elders. Parents must be present if a child is 12 or younger. 

Inspired by Ed Moriarty at the MIT Edgerton Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the ASRA Saturday Thing has included a range of projects, such as liquid light, robotics, and stained glass. 

The Saturday Thing is free.

Where: UAF Bunnell Building - Rm 302

Next Saturday Things: October 18, October 25, and November 1, 2014

What time: 10:00 AM -2:00 PM

For more information, please contact Patrick Dewane ( or Laura Conner  (

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