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GSSM Accepting Applications for GoSciTech Summer Camp

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 10:53am

Science and Technology-Focused Residential Camp in Hartsville, SC

The Governor's School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) is accepting applications for its week-long residential summer camps for rising 8th, 9th and 10th graders. Online applications are available here.

GoSciTech, held on GSSM's Hartsville campus, will be offered June 16-22, June 23-29 and July 7-13. Students can attend GoSciTech for up to three weeks, focusing on a unique are of interest each week. All weeks offer as many as ten courses to choose from, with the average course cost of $675, including room and board.

Courses offered this summer include, but are not limited to: Game Theory, Science of Music, Engineering, the Search for Life Out There, CSI, Codes & Cryptography, Marine Biology, and Science & the Law. Courses will be taught by GSSM faculty, college and university professors, and professionals in their respective fields.

"Students coming to camp will to be challenged by STEM courses that make them think 'outside the box,'" says GoSciTech Director Susan Engelhardt. "Many of the courses also allow students to leave ‘the box’. Students can go camping for a week in the Appalachians, tromping Folly Beach for crabs, or analyze the acoustics of the new FMU Performing Arts Center."

Acceptance to the GoSciTech program is based on academic achievement. Rising 8th, 9th and 10th graders who have demonstrated scholarship in science, math, computer science, technology or engineering, and desire an academically challenging experience are strong candidates.

The scholarship deadline is April 15, 2013 and the application deadline is May 15, 2013. Scholarships are only available to South Carolina residents.

Online applications are available here. For a paper application, contact the Center for Science Education and Outreach at 843.383.3958.

For more information, contact GoSciTech Director Susan Engelhardt, at 843.383.3901 x3950 or

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