Calendar of upcoming events taking place at area libraries.
Storytime in The Garden will be held at 10 a.m. Thursdays, Pendleton King Park, Troupe Street; guest readers; today, Helen Blocker-Adams; June 25, Augusta Colts; bring a blanket or chair; held by Augusta Library and Pendleton King Park Foundation; (706) 821-2600
AIKEN --- Reports of a boom and fireball over Virginia on Sunday night about a week after a similar incident in Augusta have raised questions about whether there is a connection.
Shaw AREVA MOX Services, LLC contributed $5,000 to support the Mathematics Series for Student Programs at the University of South Carolina Aiken's Ruth Patrick Science Education Center, plus an additional $1,000 for a student scholarship in the University's Industrial Mathematics program.
A science display from the late National Science Center's Fort Discovery has been relocated to University of South Carolina Aiken's Ruth Patrick Science Education Center.
AIKEN - Using only a small piece of paper and scissors, Savannah River Site engineer Jill Brown instructed a group of giggling middle school girls to cut a hole in the paper large enough to fit their bodies through. After several minutes of failed attempts, Ms. Brown showed the pupils s how to accomplish the tricky task by folding the paper in half and making a series of strategic cuts. "That is what engineering is - critical thinking," she told the girls. "You have to expand your knowledge of paper."
Jaclyn Spear didn't hesitate to enter the male-dominated engineering field 34 years ago. However, she said not all girls were exposed to women in math and science fields, so it wasn't a career path they considered.
When the U.S. Department of Energy cut funds last year for an environmental education program at the Silver Bluff Audubon Center, Washington Savannah River Co. stepped in to keep it going.
Envisioning a future city and tying in a water theme, Thomas Marks and his team from Augus-ta's St. Mary on the Hill Catholic School saw New Atlantis.
Scott Hinds and John Hutchens are seeing sides of each other they never knew existed.