Posted: Monday, February 23, 2015

Roper Mountain Science Center Association to Host Celebration of Science on Albert Einstein’s Birthday

Happy Birthday Albert Einstein!On Saturday, March 14, 2015, the Roper Mountain Science Center Association (RMSCA) will present a whimsical celebration of Albert Einstein’s 136th birthday during their first annual fundraising dinner, It’s Relative! Happy Birthday Einstein!

Albert Einstein’s birthday party will offer humor and entertainment while celebrating innovative science education and achievement. The highlight of the evening will be unveiling the first recipients of The Spirit of Einstein Awards. The Spirit of Einstein Awards will honor an individual, an educator and a business or organization demonstrating excellence in scientific innovation and encouragement of the study of science.

Individuals nominated for the Spirit of Einstein Award will have demonstrated this spirit through their achievements in the field of science, technology, engineering or math. The second award will be for educators who have demonstrated this spirit through their creativity in the classroom, inspiring students’ curiosity and appreciation of math and science. Business or organizations will exemplify this spirit through their business activities and philanthropic work. Nomination information is online at ropermountain.org. One award will be presented for each category and nominations will be accepted through February 16.

“The Spirit of Einstein Awards and the light-hearted celebration of Einstein’s birthday provide a wonderful opportunity to have some fun and celebrate leaders in science right here in Greenville,” said Michael Weeks, Director of Roper Mountain Science Center. “We’re thrilled to highlight the importance of STEM education for the next generation of Upstate children.”

To learn more about the Einstein’s birthday event, the Spirit of Einstein Awards or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, visit the website at ropermountain.org, or via email to Tommie Reece at treece@greenville.k12.sc.us.

About Roper Mountain Science Center

Roper Mountain Science Center ignites the natural curiosity of all learners to explore and shape their world.  The most unique entity in the Upstate focused on STEM education, RMSC provides curriculum-based, hands-on learning for elementary and middle school students; offers inspiring “edutainment” for the public with Starry Nights, Second Saturdays and other special events; and produces state-of-the-art education programs for teachers. Each year, more than 50,000 students and 6,000 teachers receive specialized science experiences at RMSC, while over 30,000 families enjoy public programming.

About Roper Mountain Science Center Association

Roper Mountain Science Center Association, founded in 1983, supports Roper Mountain Science Center (RMSC) through fund-raising, advocacy and volunteerism. Since its inception, the Association is proud to have raised over $11 million to enhance the Center’s existing facilities and programs.


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