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Meet GoSciTech Camper Sam Larson

Sam Larson has completed two fun-filled weeks on our campus exploring physics and neuroscience! She's had so much fun and learned so much. Read more about her experience at GSSM and her plans for the future.

Posted by GSSM on June 30, 2015 - 11:16am

Meet GoSciTech Camper Timmy Outing II!

Want to learn more about the GoSciTech experience? Let's ask our campers! Timmy Outing II sat down with recent GSSM Grad Elizabeth Mugo for a short interview to share his thoughts on the week so far. Check out what he had to say...

Posted by GSSM on June 18, 2015 - 11:32am

SmartChat: Dr. Ben Bernanke

Originally from Dillon, SC, Dr. Ben Bernanke has become one of the most powerful men in the US. We were thrilled and honored to have Dr. Bernanke join us for one of the final SmartChats of the school year. Junior Justin Smith shares more about this discussion in this week's blog!

Posted by GSSM on April 24, 2015 - 12:05pm

Meet the GSSM Thinking Machine!

How do you best represent GSSM's students, faculty, staff, and programs? With a Rube Goldberg machine! Art Instructor Patz Fowle and a group of students were challenged to create a contraption to best reflect the community...and they succeeded! Learn more about it in this week's blog from Erin Scott, current junior.

Posted by GSSM on April 15, 2015 - 2:08pm

The Journey to the State Mock Trial Competition

The GSSM Mock Trial team recently made it all the way to the State Competition. Lots of time, dedication, effort and preparation was required, and they represented GSSM very well. Lotta Keller, GSSM junior, shares the process and how it all went.

Posted by GSSM on March 24, 2015 - 12:29pm

The Breaking of a World Record

GSSM students broke the world record for the largest blanket fort. Junior Jacob Rabinovitch shares the details - from how it began, to the actual building of the fort.

Posted by GSSM on March 20, 2015 - 11:26am

The Adventure of Team 772, Caveman with Rock

Grace Brueggman, GSSM junior and member of the robotics team, shares the trials, tribulations and excitement of competing in the FTC South Super Regional Championships in San Antonio, TX. The team learned many things along the way, such as: bubble wrap is not enough to protect a robot from the U.S. Mail, and other useful tips.

Posted by GSSM on March 15, 2015 - 2:22pm

SmartChat: Ambassador Pope

We know our students are going places! And, we also know that a great way to help them get where they are going is to have business, government and world leaders share stories and career advice with our students. That's why we hold regular SmartChats with impressive people like Ambassador Laurence Pope. Justin Smith, current junior, shares his thoughts about the Ambassador Pope SmartChat.

Posted by GSSM on March 15, 2015 - 1:36pm

January Interim: A Tale of Three Cities

Junior Jacqueline Tobin shares the details her journey to China during January Interim. Sounds like this trip has inspired a lifetime love of traveling! Thanks for letting us live vicariously through you. What a trip!

Posted by GSSM on January 29, 2015 - 1:56pm

200Keys Conference

What is 200Keys? South Carolina’s premier teen tech and entrepreneurship conference run by our very own GSSM students. Find out all the details from Anya Bali, one of the students helping to plan the event! Oh, and register today at!

Posted by GSSM on January 29, 2015 - 12:08pm


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The Latest News from GSSM


July 9, 2015 - 2:16pm

Piedmont Natural Gas Supports GSSM’s Summer Program in Spartanburg

GSSM is pleased to announce the Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation has contributed $5,000 in support of iTEAMS Xtreme Spartanburg, GSSM’s four-day technology, computer science and entrepreneurship camp for rising 7th and 8th graders, held in 13 counties across the state. GSSM hosted iTEAMS Xtreme at Carver Middle School July 6-9, 2015.

July 8, 2015 - 4:10pm

GSSM Foundation Announces New Board Members

The South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) Foundation is pleased to announce the following new board members for the 2015-2018 Board of Directors term...

June 26, 2015 - 3:28pm

GSSM Partners With Time Warner Cable to Deliver STEM Camps Across SC

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) received a $5,000 investment from Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds initiative to support the School’s satellite summer camps, iTEAMS Xtreme and CREATEng. Time Warner Cable employees are also volunteering their time and expertise with campers at the iTEAMS Xtreme camps.

June 12, 2015 - 1:28pm

Class of 2015 Graduates from GSSM

One hundred eleven students graduated from the SC Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) on Saturday, May 30, 2015, in Hartsville.

May 13, 2015 - 2:36pm

President Brockman Awarded the Order of the Palmetto

GSSM President Dr. Murray Brockman was awarded the Order of the Palmetto, bestowed upon him by Governor Nikki R. Haley, during a community retirement celebration on May 14, 2015, at the Black Creek Arts Center in Hartsville. The award, presented to Dr. Brockman by Speaker Jay Lucas (R-Darlington), is the state’s highest civilian honor awarded to citizens of South Carolina for extraordinary lifetime service and achievements of national or statewide significance. The Order of the Palmetto is a once in a lifetime achievement.

April 2, 2015 - 11:11am

200Keys Conference Featured in ETV's Carolina Money

On February 21 at the IT-oLogy facility in Columbia, SC, the Governor’s School of Science and Mathematics held its annual 200Keys Conference. The conference began as an independent project in the SCGSSM’s Tech Venture class, intended to serve as a non-profit, educational technology conference that would give South Carolina teens the tools they needed to explore entrepreneurship in college and beyond.


Upcoming Events and Important Dates


Friday, August 14, 2015 - 9:00am

Junior Move-In Day

The day has finally arrived! Our newest class of juniors moves in to their new dorm rooms, new school and new lives! The journey has begun.

Monday, August 17, 2015 - 9:00am

Senior Move In Day

Welcome back, Class of 2016! This is your year. We can't wait to hear about your summer research internships, what you have learned and where you have been!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 11:30am

Magnolia Luncheon

Join us for an enlightening lunch with a well-known Southern chef, meet new people and enjoy delicious food in a beautiful environment.

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 7:00pm

Sip & Sup

Celebrate the South by gathering with friends and supporters of the Governor's School for some of the finest Southern cuisine, drinks and music we can find. From shrimp & grits and mac & cheese to boiled peanuts and cobbler, we’re pulling out all the stops for an evening of sweet, old-fashioned merriment. Fireflies included.