Innovate. Design. Create.

CREATEng is GSSM’s one-of-a-kind engineering and design thinking day camp for rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders. In CREATEng, students take on the role of NASA engineers charged with developing a sustainable colony on Mars. Working through project-based, hands-on team challenges, students learn what engineering is and what engineers do. With a focus on civil, biomedical, and aerospace engineering students work through a series of mini challenges from building windproof structures to protecting human life from the harsh environment of outer space.

CREATEng students will interact with guest speakers and go on a field trip to a local company to see engineering in action.

Summer 2022 Dates & Locations

Dates and locations are being finalized. Continue to check our website for updates.

All camps are in person and run Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM daily at the site location. 

Cost

2022 CREATEng program fee is $230. Thanks to the generous support and sponsorships from businesses, individuals, and foundations, scholarships will be available to eligible students. 

Who is eligible to apply to CREATEng?

Rising 7th, 8th & 9th graders who have demonstrated scholarship in science and math and desire an academically challenging STEM summer experience. Students must submit their 2020-21 first semester report card as part of their application and must have a B average or higher in order to be enrolled in CREATEng.

What can I expect at CREATEng?

  • Awesome engineering experiences and hands-on projects
  • A four-day immersion into the world of engineering
  • Interactions with other students who share a passion for engineering
  • Exciting guest speakers and an engineering-in-action field trip

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For more information:
Irene Middleton, Director of STEM Experiences
middleton@gssm.k12.sc.us
Office 843.383.3901 Ext 3309
Fax 877.700.0325

Melissa Hoffman, Outreach Programs Coordinator
mhoffman@gssm.k12.sc.us
Office 843.383.3958
Fax 877.700.0325