As a Friend of GSSM, you know the transformational motion the South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics creates. GSSM sets Govies in motion across the Palmetto State and beyond!

This year, Govies are in motion more than ever before. The ever-changing situation with COVID-19 forces us to respond and adapt quickly. They are moving into college-level classes and labs, studying for possibly the first time in their lives, and building a community of scholars, and they're doing so in a new way.

In the spirit of Newton's Laws of Motion, we present to you GSSM's Govie Laws of Motion:

## Govie Laws of Motion

1. Govies in motion remain moving at the same speed and in the same direction until acted upon by an external force.
2. The greater the Govie's potential, the greater the amount of force that is needed to accelerate them.
3. For every decision a Govie makes, there are trade-offs, consequences, and rewards.

## Newton's Laws of Motion

1. A body moving in a straight line will remain moving at a constant speed unless acted upon by a force.
2. The greater the mass of an object, the greater the amount of force that is needed to accelerate it.
3. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Govies are constantly in motion, and as Newton's Laws of Motion and the Govie Laws of Motion suggest, their speed and direction are directly affected by external forces. As a Friend of GSSM, you are a driving force!

Forces to Accelerate Govie Motion
\$225 Launches a student's excitement about STEM with a local summer camp experience
\$830 Propels a student into a GSSM residential summer camp opportunity
\$1,200 Supplies living expenses for a student conducting summer research
\$2,600 Mobilizes a residential student toward their dreams by funding their meal plan for a year

Will you partner with GSSM and the GSSM Foundation to be that external force for these students? Your investment gives current Govies the push to explore new interests, build deeper connections, and expand their horizons. Your gift helps set future Govies into motion and accelerates them closer to achieving their dreams.