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Science Education Enrichment Day (SEED)

Ruth Patrick Science Education Center

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Science Education Enrichment Day (S.E.E.D.) is a family-themed festival celebrating science, technology, engineering and math.

Imagine getting up close with honeybees, talking turkey, launching a rocket, making an edible earth, driving a championship robot, making paper, or virtually traveling through outer space.

As part of the free event, attendees will celebrate innovations in STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. S.E.E.D goers will roam the university's campus, visiting the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center and other sites at USC Aiken. Student groups, regional corporations, museums, professional organizations, government agencies, educators, and national labs join forces to present engaging hands-on activities for guests of all ages.

With the goal of increasing awareness of the role of science, technology engineering and mathematics in society and conveying the joy of STEM, S.E.E.D is hosted each year to give young learners 'up close and personal' interaction with real-world scientists, engineers and other technical professionals.

Highlights of S.E.E.D. include:

  • Hands-on exhibits, activities and stage performances
  • Exhibitors include the National Wild Turkey Federation, Columbia Marionette Theatre, American Nuclear Society, S.C. State Museum, Savannah Riverkeeper, Kimberly-Clark, USC Aiken, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, the Astronomy Club of Augusta and many more;
  • Demonstrations of technologies and intriguing science including robotics, nuclear power, flight, carnivorous plants, neuroscience, biodiversity and much more.

The event at USC Aiken is presented by the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center, working closely with the Aiken County Public School District. 

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunites are available for S.E.E.D. Please view the link below for more information, including sponsorship levels and the pledge form.

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Information for Exhibitors

We invite you to propose an exhibit booth, vehicle, or stage performance. All activities must be designed to engage the public in an interactive, hands-on way with some aspect of science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics. We encourage exhibitors to feature local STEM discoveries, the specific research and innovations coming out of local laboratories, and the science and technology behind area businesses. All content must be family-friendly, safe and appropriate.

HOW TO APPLY

If you are ready to give us FULL details of your exhibit, skip to STEP 2.

If you need more time, go to STEP 1 and give us your contact information and come back later when you have your full details.

Exhibitors STEP 1:
Let us know your level of interest.
Complete the ONLINE Statement of Intent Form (Due 8/5/21)

Exhibitors STEP 2:
Let us know all of the details of your exhibit. (Due 8/27/21)
Complete the ONLINE SEED Exhibit Proposal Form

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Additional Support

Maxwell Law, SRP Credit Union, Kimberly-Clark