Ruth Patrick Science Education Center

Ruth Patrick Science Education Center "Infusing a Love for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics" The RPSEC is a cooperative effort by the USC Aiken, local industry, and public school districts in the Central Savannah River Area. http://rpsec.usca.edu/about.asp
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The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center is proud to coordinate this competition along with SRS Education Outreach Prog...
01/26/2020
Aiken Standard

The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center is proud to coordinate this competition along with SRS Education Outreach Programs.

This year's champs represented one of Merriwether Middle School's teams, known as Novus Valde and coached by teacher Amber Bryan, with Harris Eldridge as the squad's mentor.

-SC Regional Future City Competition-Congratulations to 3rd Place winners from Westview Middle, 2nd Place winners from K...
01/25/2020

-SC Regional Future City Competition-
Congratulations to 3rd Place winners from Westview Middle, 2nd Place winners from Kennedy Middle, and 1st place winners from Merriwether Middle! 🎉🎉🎉

01/25/2020
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Fingers crossed 🤞🏻 for our students as they enter into the next stages of judging 🏞 #FutureCity2020 #SCFutureCity20
01/25/2020

Fingers crossed 🤞🏻 for our students as they enter into the next stages of judging 🏞 #FutureCity2020 #SCFutureCity20

Ciudad Vibrante 🌈✨has a bright #FutureCity2020#SCFutureCity20  USC Aiken
01/25/2020

Ciudad Vibrante 🌈✨has a bright #FutureCity2020
#SCFutureCity20 USC Aiken

Westview’s “poo”gineers 💩 take pride in their creative #FutureCity2020 #SCFutureCity20 USC Aiken
01/25/2020

Westview’s “poo”gineers 💩 take pride in their creative #FutureCity2020
#SCFutureCity20 USC Aiken

An Oasis #FutureCity2020 awaits you with McCraken Middle School 🏞 #ScFutureCity20 USC Aiken
01/25/2020

An Oasis #FutureCity2020 awaits you with McCraken Middle School 🏞 #ScFutureCity20 USC Aiken

H20ipa is ready to wash 💧 the competition away with their #FutureCity20 #SCFutureCity2020, USC Aiken
01/25/2020

H20ipa is ready to wash 💧 the competition away with their #FutureCity20
#SCFutureCity2020, USC Aiken

Judging is well underway at this year’s Future City! Good luck to all competitors! #SCFutureCity20 #FutureCity2020 USC A...
01/25/2020

Judging is well underway at this year’s Future City! Good luck to all competitors! #SCFutureCity20 #FutureCity2020 USC Aiken

It’s a great day for Future City at USC Aiken! Loving all the hard work and dedicated students we have seen today!
01/25/2020

It’s a great day for Future City at USC Aiken! Loving all the hard work and dedicated students we have seen today!

CSRA Educators-CNTA STEM grant deadline extended until 1/31/20 Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness (CNTA)
01/03/2020

CSRA Educators-CNTA STEM grant deadline extended until 1/31/20 Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness (CNTA)

OUR EDUCATOR GRANTS PROGRAM DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED!!
Now due by January 31- A chance for area teachers to get $500 for STEM related classroom activities! Check out: https://cntaware.org/educator-grants-program/ for details

Happy New Year from your friends at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center. May your year be full of curiosity and di...
01/02/2020

Happy New Year from your friends at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center. May your year be full of curiosity and discovery!

Happy Holidays!
12/25/2019

Happy Holidays!

Toys for Tots 2019Because of your generosity and support, we were able to collect over 200 toys for kids in need.Thank y...
12/18/2019

Toys for Tots 2019
Because of your generosity and support, we were able to collect over 200 toys for kids in need.
Thank you for your support!

Please consider giving to the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center to support our STEM programs. Last year we reached o...
12/03/2019

Please consider giving to the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center to support our STEM programs. Last year we reached over 70,000 people through our student, community and educator outreach programs.

Make a donation @ https://sc.edu/giving/givenow/education

Be sure to search - USCA Ruth Patrick Science Education Center

Toys for Tots Toy Drive - Pacer Basketball Nights!
11/30/2019

Toys for Tots Toy Drive - Pacer Basketball Nights!

11/28/2019
10/31/2019
We would like to thank our Science Education Enrichment Day (SEED) sponsors!
10/07/2019

We would like to thank our Science Education Enrichment Day (SEED) sponsors!

Aiken Standard
10/06/2019
Aiken Standard

Aiken Standard

There were more than 60 exhibitors at S.E.E.D., which stands for Science Education Enrichment Day. The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center organizes the event and serves as one of its sites on the USC Aiken campus.

SEED-Science Education Enrichment Day
10/05/2019

SEED-Science Education Enrichment Day

There were over 4000 people that attended the 34th Annual SEED. We hope you had as much fun as we did. USC Aiken Ruth Patrick Science Education Center #usca #stem

A BIG THANK YOU to the students at the Aiken Scholars Academy for helping to spruce up our wedge sundial and landscaping...
09/23/2019

A BIG THANK YOU to the students at the Aiken Scholars Academy for helping to spruce up our wedge sundial and landscaping. #PhoenixPride #DayofCaringACPSD

South Carolina Science Council
08/12/2019

South Carolina Science Council

Don't miss this exciting opportunity!
With a great variety of sessions and a keynote presentation with Rudy Mancke, we are certain that this year’s conference will have much to offer all South Carolina science educators.
-See you in November-
Early Bird Registration begins August 22nd

Confirmation contracts have been sent out for all 19-20 RPSEC student programs (classroom & planetarium).  Teachers plea...
08/06/2019

Confirmation contracts have been sent out for all 19-20 RPSEC student programs (classroom & planetarium). Teachers please check your email.

-STEP and BEEP contracts are being sent out this week.

Last day of Nature Detectives Camp- Today we investigated the inhabitants of our bug hotels, used the sunlight for our a...
07/26/2019

Last day of Nature Detectives Camp- Today we investigated the inhabitants of our bug hotels, used the sunlight for our art project, worked together as a team and dug for artifacts.

Nature Detectives Camp - Todays adventure took us to the Silver Bluff Audubon Center.
07/25/2019

Nature Detectives Camp - Todays adventure took us to the Silver Bluff Audubon Center.

Looking for something to do with the kids while they are out for summer break? Explore astronomy as a family! The Friday...
05/17/2019

Looking for something to do with the kids while they are out for summer break? Explore astronomy as a family! The Friday Summer Skies program is designed for children and adults. This special program is also good for Scout troops, 4-H clubs and other groups that involve children and parents learning together. Please note: Unless part of a chaperoned group, each child must be accompanied by his or her parent or guardian.
Special Summer Showtimes:
10am and 11am – June 7, 14, 28; July 12, 19, 26; August 2
Reservations recommended
http://rpsec.usca.edu/planetarium/

Looking for something to do with the kids while they are out for summer break? Explore astronomy as a family! The Friday Summer Skies program is designed for children and adults. This special program is also good for Scout troops, 4-H clubs and other groups that involve children and parents learning together. Please note: Unless part of a chaperoned group, each child must be accompanied by his or her parent or guardian.
Special Summer Showtimes:
10am and 11am – June 7, 14, 28; July 12, 19, 26; August 2
Reservations recommended
http://rpsec.usca.edu/planetarium/

05/16/2019

Teachers-Register now to bring your students to the RPSEC during the 19-20 school year. http://rpsec.usca.edu/student/
-Deadline to register is 6/5/19-

Family Earth and Sky Night is happening now. Lots of FREE family indoor activities including planetarium shows. Don’t le...
05/11/2019

Family Earth and Sky Night is happening now. Lots of FREE family indoor activities including planetarium shows.
Don’t let the clouds keep you away.

We are proud to be part of the Pacer family.A New Look for a New Era - USC Aiken
05/02/2019

We are proud to be part of the Pacer family.
A New Look for a New Era - USC Aiken

Join the RPSEC staff at the following STEM festivals this weekend:4/27/19*Kids Earth Day - Brick Pond Park, North August...
04/26/2019

Join the RPSEC staff at the following STEM festivals this weekend:
4/27/19
*Kids Earth Day - Brick Pond Park, North Augusta
10:00am - 2:00pm
*DIG STEM Festival - Main St, Williston, SC
11:00am - 4pm

Join us tomorrow night at the DuPont Planetarium.April 27th6 PM Magic Tree House: Space Mission7 PM Sunstruck8 PM Seven ...
04/26/2019
Dupont Planetarium

Join us tomorrow night at the DuPont Planetarium.
April 27th
6 PM Magic Tree House: Space Mission
7 PM Sunstruck
8 PM Seven Wonders
-Reservations Recommended-
http://rpsec.usca.edu/planetarium/

DuPont Planetarium at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center (RPSEC) on University of South Carolina Aiken (USCA) campus, an educational organization that teaches students and the community about astronomy and science in a fun way

Looking for something to do with the kids while they are out for summer break? Explore astronomy as a family! The Friday...
04/23/2019

Looking for something to do with the kids while they are out for summer break? Explore astronomy as a family! The Friday Summer Skies program is designed for children and adults. This special program is also good for Scout troops, 4-H clubs and other groups that involve children and parents learning together. Please note: Unless part of a chaperoned group, each child must be accompanied by his or her parent or guardian.
Special Summer Showtimes:
10am and 11am – June 7, 14, 28; July 12, 19, 26; August 2
Reservations recommended
http://rpsec.usca.edu/planetarium/

04/22/2019
USC Aiken
04/18/2019

USC Aiken

We enjoyed seeing Mrs. Long’s third-grade class from Augusta Prep on campus today! They visited Ruth Patrick Science Education Center and had fun looking at the sun with Dr. Gary Senn. They also took a guided walk through Aiken’s historic Hitchcock Woods Foundation.

The Augusta Chronicle
03/31/2019
The Augusta Chronicle

The Augusta Chronicle

Eighth-graders from middle schools throughout the area converged on USC Aiken on Saturday to take part in Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.

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Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

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Thanks for an amazing birthday party and planetarium show this past weekend! Monica Dainer, you are so wonderful and energetic and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing your love of science with us!
I understand you have something planned for 6 on Sunday. Wish you would consider a 3/4/ or 5 showing on Sunday!!
Art Nook is having a Eclipse Painting Event for children. Check it out at
Check out #4 on our list of Fun Things to Do in Aiken!
Has a date for SEED 2017 been set yet?