General Information for Potenial Sponsors

Invitation Letter
Proposal Form
SEED Poster

What is S.E.E.D?
S.E.E.D. is a cooperative effort between public schools, USC-Aiken, the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center at USC-Aiken and the community to provide stimulating and relevant science experiences for upper elementary and middle school students. It is a one day event that allows students to take a self-guided, hands-on tour through a variety of motivating science activity stations. The event involves not only students, but also their parents, teachers, scientists, engineers, medical personnel, and other related professionals.

Why is it beneficial?
Science is a problem-solving tool and must be presented as such if we wish, first of all, to produce a society of scientifically literate citizens, and secondly, to interest potential future scientists in pursuing science-related fields. It is also a participatory discipline which, along with technology, affects the daily lives of all people. Our primary goals in sponsoring S.E.E.D. are to foster positive attitudes about science and to stimulate the natural curiosity about how and why things behave as they do. Another goal is to encourage the use of critical thinking skills in problem solving situations. We believe that this can be done by actively involving students as hypothesizers, discovers, and evaluators, not merely as spectators.

How can you help?
We invite organizations to consider entering an exhibit in this unique program. Your entry may exemplify some of the ways in which science or technology is being applied in your everyday environment. You need not have a detailed plan for an exihibit organized at this time. Just simply indicate to us your interest and desire to participate by mailing the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center a letter of intent. You can acquire a letter by calling the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center and having one mailed to you.

What are the details?

Event Contact
If there are questions about S.E.E.D. please contact:
Seed Home Page

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Ruth Patrick Science Education Center
Center of Excellence in Educational Technology
University of South Carolina Aiken
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801