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

Join us at the DuPont Planetarium on Saturday.May 47 PM Big Bird's Adventure8 PM Defying Gravity: It IS Rocket Science!9...
05/03/2019
Dupont Planetarium

Join us at the DuPont Planetarium on Saturday.
May 4
7 PM Big Bird's Adventure
8 PM Defying Gravity: It IS Rocket Science!
9 PM Engineering the International Space Station (ISS)
Reservations and Information:
https://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

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.

Save $25 and help our Camp Invention program win a visit from Dr. Arlyne Simon! Every girl who registers for #CampInvent...
03/28/2019

Save $25 and help our Camp Invention program win a visit from Dr. Arlyne Simon! Every girl who registers for #CampInvention during Women’s History Month with the code GIRL25T is entered to be the lucky winner! Learn more here: http://bit.ly/CampGirlPower #InventGirlPower

Camp Invention
03/22/2019
Camp Invention

Camp Invention

EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS TODAY!
Secure your spots and SAVE $25! Use code INNOVATE25OFB before 11:59pm.

Aiken Standard
03/21/2019
Aiken Standard

Aiken Standard

She is a recipient of the Governor's Award for Excellence in Scientific Research and is a member of a multitude of scientific groups and organizations.

Happy Vernal (spring) Equinox to our friends in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumnal (fall) Equinox to our friends in th...
03/20/2019

Happy Vernal (spring) Equinox to our friends in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumnal (fall) Equinox to our friends in the Southern Hemisphere.

The word equinox comes from the Latin words for “equal night”—aequus (equal) and nox (night).
On the equinox, the length of day and night is nearly equal in all parts of the world.

Richmond County School System
03/19/2019

Richmond County School System

The Monte Sano Hornets spent the day at the Ruth Park Science Center. Thank you so much for having our students. They had a great time learning about science! USC-Aiken Ruth Patrick Science Education Center

Students and teachers have been having a hair raising experience this month learning about current and static electricit...
02/27/2019

Students and teachers have been having a hair raising experience this month learning about current and static electricity.

Congratulations SC Regional Winners - Aiken Area Home Educators for taking home the Best Future City Project Plan Award ...
02/19/2019

Congratulations SC Regional Winners - Aiken Area Home Educators for taking home the Best Future City Project Plan Award sponsored by the Project Management Institute during the Future City Finals in Washington DC.
#scfuturecity19 #futurecity2019

Congratulations to the Aiken Area Home Educators team on a terrific presentation at the Future City Competition in DC. Y...
02/18/2019

Congratulations to the Aiken Area Home Educators team on a terrific presentation at the Future City Competition in DC. You represented the SC Region well. #SCFutureCity19 #futurecity2019

02/14/2019
Happy birthday, Abraham Lincoln!DID YOU KNOW?Abraham Lincoln, prior to becoming President Lincoln, was an avid boater an...
02/12/2019

Happy birthday, Abraham Lincoln!
DID YOU KNOW?
Abraham Lincoln, prior to becoming President Lincoln, was an avid boater and traveled on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers where his boat often got stuck on sandbars and needed to be lifted out. In 1849 Lincoln invented a method for Buoying Vessels Over Shoals, making him the first and only U.S. President to receive a patent.

What will you invent? Sign up today for Camp Invention! June 17-21, 2019
Camp Invention - Ruth Patrick Science Education Center
www.campinvention.org

How to ID 15 Common BirdsThe Great Backyard Bird Count is just around the corner—so take a few minutes to brush up on ...
02/11/2019
Get to Know These 15 Common Birds

How to ID 15 Common Birds
The Great Backyard Bird Count is just around the corner—so take a few minutes to brush up on some of the birds you’re most likely to spot.

Whether you’re a beginner getting set to take part in this year’s count, or you simply want to know more about the birds you see on the regular, check out these helpful tips for IDing 15 common species.

https://www.audubon.org/news/get-know-these-15-common-birds?ms=digital-eng-email-ea-x-engagement_20190211_common-birds_medium&utm_source=ea&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=engagement_20190211_common-birds&utm_content=medium

Want to put names to species you regularly see? Start here.

02/07/2019
2019 Supercharged™ Overview

Final Week for Camp Invention Alumni Savings!

This week is the last week for parents of Camp Invention® alumni to SAVE $35! Don’t miss out on this EXCLUSIVE alumni savings opportunity.

Register by Feb. 8 using the discount code A35PARENT to save $35 on your child’s registration.

Parents without a Camp Invention alum can register using INNOVATE25CP for $25 off! Next year, they will also receive the exclusive alumni discount!

Watch the all-new 2019 program: Supercharged™ in action! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JND5QewyHdI

Supercharge your world! Experience the all-new 2019 Camp Invention® program, where campers will take on fun, hands-on challenges that encourage creative prob...

Camp Invention
02/02/2019
Camp Invention

Camp Invention

Attention Camp Invention® Alumni! Get ready for superhero gadgets, robots, high-tech farms and more in this year’s all-new program, Supercharged™!

Congratulations to Aiken Area Home Educators team, “Urbe Grafito”, for winning first place at the 2019 SC Regional F...
01/27/2019

Congratulations to Aiken Area Home Educators team, “Urbe Grafito”, for winning first place at the 2019 SC Regional Future City Competition! We can’t wait for you to represent South Carolina at the Future City Finals in Washington D.C. Also, a big congratulations to our 2nd place winner- St. Mary on the Hill “Grelean City”, 3rd place- Paul Knox “Rubalexia” and to our Honorable Mention winners 4th place- St. Mary on the Hill “Exousia”, and 5th place- Hilton Head Christian Academy- “Mahia”

We are so proud of all the students that competed in the S.C. Future City Competition! They all worked so hard and did an excellent job on their model and presentation! Also, thank you to our wonderful Future City Committee, judges, and volunteers that made this competition happen! It was such an amazing experience!
#scfuturecity19 #futurecity2019

Congratulations to the winners of the 16th Annual SC Regional Future City Competition  1st Place-Aiken Area Home Educato...
01/26/2019

Congratulations to the winners of the 16th Annual SC Regional Future City Competition 1st Place-Aiken Area Home Educators, 2nd Place- St. Mary on the Hill Catholic School, 3rd Place - Paul Knox Middle School #scfuturecity19 #futurecity2019
@scfuturecity

Will you be viewing the "Super Blood Wolf Moon"Total Lunar Eclipse January 20-21, 2019?More Information:http://rpsec.usc...
01/18/2019
Lunar Eclipse 1/20/19 RPSEC

Will you be viewing the "Super Blood Wolf Moon"
Total Lunar Eclipse January 20-21, 2019?
More Information:
http://rpsec.usca.edu/Eclipse/20190120Lunar/

The DuPont Planetarium at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center on the campus of the University of South Carolina Aiken will be hosting a FREE lunar eclipse viewing on January 20, 2019. We will begin setting up for the event at about 10:00 PM and will stay at least through the maximum eclipse at...

01/01/2019
Merry Christmas!
12/25/2018

Merry Christmas!

Join us for the new full dome planetarium experience.--Mystery of the Christmas Star--Journey back over 2000 years as we...
12/05/2018

Join us for the new full dome planetarium experience.
--Mystery of the Christmas Star--
Journey back over 2000 years as we seek to discover a scientific explanation for the star that the wise men followed to Bethlehem. See incredible images of supernovae, comets, planetary conjunctions and other celestial phenomena. This show won five Telly Awards and is sure to charm and captivate audiences.
http://rpsec.usca.edu/planetarium/

11/22/2018
USC Aiken Ruth Patrick Science Education Center
11/16/2018

USC Aiken Ruth Patrick Science Education Center

10/31/2018

Mark your calendars for Camp Invention @ the RPSEC / June 17-21, 2019

Tonight we recognized our STEAM Youth Art Contest Winners.  Congratulations!
10/25/2018

Tonight we recognized our STEAM Youth Art Contest Winners. Congratulations!

Congratulations to the winners of Ruth Patrick Science Education Center's STEAM Youth Art Competition:**K-2 Grade**Best ...
10/08/2018

Congratulations to the winners of Ruth Patrick Science Education Center's STEAM Youth Art Competition:

**K-2 Grade**
Best in Division- LANDRY WILLIAMS, 2nd Grade, SAIL (SCHOOL FOR ART AND INFUSED LEARNING)
1st Place- MARSHALL HEBBARD, 2nd Grade, SAIL (SCHOOL FOR ART AND INFUSED LEARNING)
2nd Place - CAL FELSTED, 1st Grade, Homeschool
3rd Place - PARKER BURKE, 1st Grade, Chukker Creek Elementary
Honorable Mention- CAYLA ABRAHAMSON, 1st Grade, Abrahamson Academy
Honorable Mention- REBECCA HANCOCK, Kindergarten, Byrd Elementary
Honorable Mention- EVAN WATSON, 2nd Grade, Chukker Creek Elementary
Honorable Mention- COLTEN YOUNG, 1st Grade, Millbrook Elementary

**3-5 Grade**
Best in Division- RILEY WALKER, 3rd Grade, Chukker Creek Elementary
1st Place- ZOEY WATSON, 4th Grade, Chukker Creek Elementary
2nd Place- LANDEN YOUNG, 4th Grade, Millbrook Elementary
3rd Place- LINDSAY GOSSAGE, 3rd Grade, Curtis Baptist
3rd Place- PATRICIA PECK, 4th Grade, Millbrook Elementary
Honorable Mention- CHLOE MCKINON, 5th Grade, Aiken Elementary
Honorable Mention- LONDYN SCOTT, 4th Grade, Millbrook Elementary
Honorable Mention- EZEKIAL GREEN, 5th Grade, Mossy Creek Elementary

**6-8 Grade**
Best in Division- SARA ROSIER, 7th Grade, New Ellenton Middle
1st Place- SHELBY WATKINS, 8th Grade, North Augusta Middle
2nd Place- TYSON WALKER, 7th Grade, New Ellenton Middle
3rd Place- SAYDE HUDSON-DUNWAY, 6th Grade, Leavelle McCampbell Middle
Honorable Mention- REBECCA WALKER , 6th Grade, Kennedy Middle
Honorable Mention- JESSE OSBUN, 8th Grade, Ridge Spring Monetta Middle

**9-12 Grade**
Best in Division- ANGEL THOMPSON, 11th Grade, Wagner-Sally High
1st Place- SHERIDAN BERGER, 11th Grade, Butler High
2nd Place- JASMINE WEED , 11th Grade, Aiken High
3rd Place- CANDACE AMAKER, 11th Grade, Wagner-Sally High
Honorable Mention - ANDREA BATTLES , 11th Grade, Aiken High
Honorable Mention- SHAMONY SUGGS, 11th Grade, Butler High
Honorable Mention- MYA MOSES, 11th Grade, Butler High

Annual SEED festival held at USC Aiken
10/08/2018
Annual SEED festival held at USC Aiken

Annual SEED festival held at USC Aiken

"Explore, Discover, Imagine" was the theme of the 33rd annual SEED (Science Education Enrichment Day) held Saturday at USC Aiken.The goal of the

USCA caters to science-minded kids
10/08/2018
USCA caters to science-minded kids

USCA caters to science-minded kids

Turkeys, robots, cellular structure and ham radio were topics of discussion and hands-on learning Saturday at USC Aiken, amid the university's annual Science Education and Enrichment Day, a project of

SEED-Science Education Enrichment Day
10/06/2018

SEED-Science Education Enrichment Day

We hope you had as much fun as we did! Over 3900 people participated in this year's SEED. Ruth Patrick Science Education Center, USC Aiken, #SEED18

SEED-Science Education Enrichment Day
10/06/2018

SEED-Science Education Enrichment Day

SEED 2018 is underway. Join us until 3pm.
#SEED18 USC-Aiken

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471 University Pkwy
Aiken, SC
29801

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

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