A annual event is coming up at USC Aiken for the individuals who love everything science.
“Imagine getting up close with honeybees, talking turkey, cooking in a solar oven, making an edible earth, driving a championship robot, making paper, or virtually traveling through outer space,” said John Hutchens, director of special projects at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center, in a news discharge.
Those are only a portion of the exercises Hutchens says will happen during the current year’s Science Education Enrichment Day, or S.E.E.D., at the college.
This year, there will be in excess of 65 hands-on displays, exhibits of innovation and biodiversity, and STEM (science, innovation, designing and math) focused exercises.
“With the goal of increasing awareness of the role of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in society and conveying the joy of STEM, we plan this event each year to give young learners ‘up close and personal’ interaction with real-world scientists, engineers and other technical professionals,” Hutchens said.
S.E.E.D. is free and open to general society. During the event, guests will approach portions of the USCA campus, including the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center.
Museums, government organizations, national labs and territorial partnerships will be among those taking an interest in the presentations.
The topic of S.E.E.D. this year will be “Explore, Discover, Imagine” because of the coordinator’s endeavors to build youngsters’ enthusiasm for STEM-related fields.
“S.E.E.D. organizers recognize that as a society we must continue to excite and engage families about STEM fields,” Hutchens said.
This will be the event’s 34th year at USC Aiken. It is displayed by the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center and the Aiken County Public Schools District.
S.E.E.D. will occur from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, at USC Aiken, situated at 471 University Parkway.