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RPSEC Environmental Science Award

Ruth Patrick Science Education Center

The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center is named for a pioneer in the field of limnology, the study of freshwater ecosystems. Dr. Ruth Patrick was a highly repected and well-known scientist who has studied the waterways of South Carolina for decades. Her contibution to this field allowed her to be inducted into the South Carolina Hall of Science and Technology on March 8, 1996.

In order to encourage students to experience further the fun of scientific discovery and experimentation, the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center Environmental Science Award was created, with the goal of the award being to acknowledge and encourage the research activities of young people that carry on the pioneering, scientific research of Dr. Ruth Patrick.

Each year, students are given this award at the CSRA Regional Science & Engineering Fair for their exemplary effort in their studies.

Below are recent Ruth Patrick Science Education Center Environmental Science Award winners.

  • 2023 Lauren Cawthon - Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, Augusta, GA
  • 2022 Judah Breland - Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, Augusta, GA
  • 2021 Arian Williams - Allendale-Fairfax High School, Allendale, SC
  • 2020 Nora Martin - Guinyard-Butler Middle School, Barnwell, SC
  • 2019 McNeill Franklin - Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, Augusta, GA
  • 2018 Alina Bacal & Kathryn Leverett - Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, Augusta, GA
  • 2017 Weston Sandifer - Guinyard-Butler Middle School, Barnwell, SC
  • 2016 Devon Bowler, Cameron Wilson, Kirill Khasanshin, Sam Dong, India King - Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, Augusta, GA
  • 2015 Olivia Barrett - Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, Augusta, GA
  • 2014 Kolbe Dolin & Daelyn Doughty - Alleluia Community School, Augusta, GA
  • 2013 Kiana E. Aguila & Sarabeth M. Budenstein - A. R. Johnson High School, Augusta, GA
  • 2012 Celeste Thompson & Clarissa Thompson - Alleluia Community School, Augusta, GA
  • 2011 Lauren Tincher & Brianna Crisp - A.R. Johnson High School, Augusta, GA
  • 2010 Joanna Zhang - Lakeside High School, Evans, GA
  • 2009 Nathaniel Fletcher - Kennedy Middle School, Aiken, SC
  • 2008 Matthew T. Usry - CT Walker Magnet School, Augusta, GA