What we're about

Welcome to Rockville Science Center! We run many programs - we will list many of them on Meetup but not all. Please visit our website to see all there is!

The mission of Rockville Science Center, Inc. (RSC) (http://www.rockvillesciencecenter.org/) is to inspire a passion for lifelong exploration of science for our diverse community. Through our programs and quest to bring a permanent interactive Science Center to Rockville and Montgomery County, we work to cultivate a sense of inquiry, discovery, wonder and understanding of the scientific foundations of everyday life.

Our all-volunteer makerspace group serves our local area by providing patrons access to tools and makerspace resources. We inspire collaboration and have a lot of fun creating together!

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Upcoming events (4)

Summer Classes - Robotics - Biotech - Arduino - Art ...

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Summer Classes June 26 - July 8:

  • Robotics Challenge
  • Arduino Autonomous Car
  • Neuroscience4Kids & Teens,
  • RaspberrySTEM - Python programming
  • Fruits battery - Electromagnetic motors
  • Explore Rocks beneath your feat
  • Shaky - Shaky , Earthquakes
  • Paper Marbling,
  • DNA Extract & Hereditary Diseases.
  • 3D design & Print - Lithophane

Please check details, availability and register on the Eventbrite link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/rsc-summer-classes-june-26-july-8-403169

Register for more than 1 class and/or a sibling and receive 10 - 20% discount
Financial assistance is also available if your son or daughter receives a free meal at school. Apply for RSC Mahboub scholarship to get 50% discount on classes’ fees.
Contact us for the discount at: [masked]

DIY Bioplastics - July 3rd - Final Event - Cellulose to Bioplastics

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This is our lab session.
We will have multiple people attempt the bioplastic creation process. Come, and be prepared to run your experiment. We will provide materials, and equipment.

Wish us luck as we attempt to turn Cellulose into Plastic!

As this is a lab event, it is strongly recommended to wear closed toed shoes, and bring clothes that can get stained. We will have gloves available, and a small number of goggles. If you want to, please bring your own lab coat or goggles.

MoCo Makers is teaming up with Capital Area Biospace, and DMV Petri Dish to host a community learning project.

We will be looking at cellulose - the most common component of wood - and turning it into plastic!!

This free event series is open to all adults and will take place at the Rockville Science Center Storefront. Join us to learn about chemistry and biodegradable plastics. This is a unique opportunity and we hope that you can join us!

No Experience Necessary! Free food and drinks!

We are meeting in the Rockville Science Center Storefront, across from Buffalo Wild Wings - not in the Library (which means we can have food now!)

Project Night @ MakerSpace, Rockville Library

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Join us to help build different pieces of open source lab equipment.
We meet at the MakerSpace, second floor of the Rockville Library.
The library currently requires masks for entry.

We currently have a couple of different projects going on:

  • Open source syringe pumps for microfluidic circuits
  • 3D printed autofocus microscope stage
  • Ultrasound levitator
  • Mycelium engineering
  • Programming a teensy
  • Cellulose based medical dressings

For anyone interested in joining our budding Discord server; The DMV Petri Dish, the link is below:
https://discord.gg/jDmDzkCjbF

Build and Break: An Introduction to Website Development & Security!

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$30.00

PayPal is soooo 2021. Follow along to a live coding project, building a new way to send and receive currency. Then, flip the site on its head and learn how to hack it and steal virtual currency from others. Finally, learn how to prevent such hacks by fixing code we wrote previously.

Session 1: July 16, 4 - 6 pm
Participants will learn the basics of web development by building a toy payment system. Participants will create an interactive website using HTML / CSS / JavaScript. Participants will also create a server-side application using Python to run the website. The final product will be an application where students can send and receive virtual currency.

Session 2: July 17, 4 - 6 pm
Participants will learn to pick apart the banking application they built previously. Participants will gain experience in finding logic bugs as well as commonly seen web exploitation techniques such as Cross Site Scripting. The final technique covered will be unmitigated Cross Site Request Forgery, to steal currency from the bank “owner”.

Please check availability and register on The Eventbrite link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/build-and-break-an-introduction-to-website-development-and-security-tickets-363786413957?aff=affiliate1

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Project Night @ MakerSpace, Rockville Library

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