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@ USC Aiken

471 University Parkway


Aiken, SC 29801 . 803-641-3313


Student Programs 2 0 1 5 -2 0 1 6 I m pa ct Da t a

Fall 2016 In This Issue:

Student Programs Pages 1-3 STEP, Grants Page 4-5 Adopt an Animal Page 6 Camp Invention Page 7 Future City

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DuPont Planetarium

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(SC)2 and Graduate Program Page 10 Galactic Guardians Page 11 Nuclear Science Week Page 12-13 S.E.E.D.

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RPSEC Student Programs for K-12 students had 32,502 program visits during the 2015-2016 school year. Of that total, 26,800 were K-12 students from 73 schools encompassing 15 public school districts in South Carolina and Georgia, as well as numerous private and home school groups. In addition, 604 teachers and 5,098 adult chaperones accompanied the students during this year’s programs. This year’s most popular programs included Circuit City (1,871 student visits), Magnets and Motions (1,724 student visits), Animals with Backbones (1,679 student visits), Under the Sea (1,343 student visits), Push Me, Pull Me (1,212 student visits), and In My Backyard (1,177 student visits).

K-1 2 St udent Progra m s 2 0 1 6 -2 0 1 7 The deadline has passed for reservation requests for the 2016-2017 school year. Once again, we received many more requests than we will be able to serve, and our schedule is now full. We are unable to schedule additional programs at this time, but will be happy to place your request on a waiting list in the event of a cancellation. To download a reservation request form, please go to: The RPSEC currently offers over 50 hands-on, inquiry-based programs for K-12 students. All of our programs are aligned with South Carolina and Georgia academic standards, and many of our programs are interdisciplinary. Our Student Programs website includes program descriptions, standards correlations, and related Traveling Science and Mathematics Kits that support and extend each lesson. These kits contain excellent post-visit activities and are available, free of charge, for checkout. To reserve a kit, go to http://rpsec. or call (803) 641-3683.

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