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Duke Energy Supports GSSM’s STEM Camps in Greenville County

June 26, 2017

Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics Foundation (GSSM-F) recently received a $5,000 investment from the Duke Energy Foundation in support of satellite summer day camps offered by the GSSM Center for Science Education & Outreach to middle school students from across Greenville County. 

Duke Energy’s donation supports iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation, an interactive experience focused on science, technology and robotics, and CREATEng, a project-based camp designed to encourage students to apply principles of engineering design to solve daily challenges. 

CREATEng in Greenville County was held June 12-15, 2017, at Fisher Middle School. iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation will be held June 26-29, 2017, at Fisher Middle School.

“We are incredibly grateful for this generous investment and for our ongoing STEM education partnership with Duke Energy,” said Kim Bowman, CEO, GSSM Foundation and EVP Strategic Direction, GSSM. “Thanks to their support, we can offer our cutting-edge camp experiences to an increased number of motivated students across South Carolina.” 

In addition to summer camp support across the state, Duke Energy also made an investment in the expansion of GSSM’s Accelerate virtual engineering program, bringing the total investment to $37,500.

“Supporting effective education programs that focus on fields related to science and technology are a critical focus for our company,” said Linda Hannon, Duke Energy’s government and community relations manager. “Programs like these can help create the next generation workforce South Carolina businesses and industries need to be successful.”

GSSM previously received a Duke Energy investment in 2016 for its Portable Advanced STEM Exploration (PASE) teacher training program for middle school math and science teachers.

If you are interested in bringing GSSM’s summer camps, virtual engineering program or teacher training to your area, contact Kim Bowman at kim@scgssm.org or 803-252-9152

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