WHAT IS SEED?
The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center at the University of South Carolina Aiken (USC Aiken) will host the 38th annual SEED STEM Festival, September 23rd on the university campus, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Imagine getting up close with honeybees, petting an alligator, learning how to make a rain garden, investigating a carnivorous plant, driving a championship robot, or virtually traveling through outer space. Guests will be able to do just that at SEED.
The event will celebrate innovations in the areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). Student groups, regional corporations, museums, professional organizations, government agencies, educators, and national labs will join forces to create and present engaging hands-on activities for guests of all ages.
We plan this event each year to give young learners up close and personal interaction with real-world scientists, engineers, and other technical professionals. The goal is to increase awareness of the role STEM plays in society and that it can also be fun. We recognize that as a society we must continue to excite and engage families about STEM fields.
Highlights of the 2023 38th Annual SEED STEM Festival include:
• More than 60 hands-on exhibits and activities
• Exhibits from the Aiken County EMS, American Nuclear Society, Savannah River National Lab, SCDHEC, USC Aiken, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Southern Nuclear, and more
• Demonstrations of technologies and intriguing science including robotics, nuclear power, flight, biology, chemistry, neuroscience, biodiversity, and more
Every year, this event is presented by the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center at USC Aiken working closely with the Aiken County Public School District.