During this period of modified operations, we are not holding events at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center. We will resume when appropriate.

Celebrating 30 years of infusing a love for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center (RPSEC) is a cooperative effort between the University of South Carolina Aiken, business, industry, the South Carolina Department of Education, and schools in the Central Savannah River Area of South Carolina and Georgia.

Its programs challenge the present and inspire the future to effect systemic change in science, mathematics, technology, and environmental education. Its hands-on approach to teaching is designed to help people experience the beauty, the order, and the power of science and mathematics, as well as the interest and fun of discovery.

In order to promote lifelong learning and empower individuals to make informed decisions, the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center uses innovative methods to influence the quality of science and mathematics education, models effective instruction, and enhances students' and teachers' knowledge.

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