The Center for Science Education and Outreach at the Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) kicked off another after school program this week.
ENGAGE is an after school program offered to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in Darlington county. The program meets for an hour and a half, twice a week over the span of four weeks during the month of October.
A group of five Govie Leaders work with the middle school students on a variety of activities that center on computer programing, art, and story elements through video game design using Scratch technology. “Technology is advancing at an exponential rate and there are many creative minds behind any single computer program,” STEM Experiences Director Irene Middleton said. “Through our ENGAGE program, we seek to build our participants' skills and confidence with programming fun activities in a collaborative environment while inspiring a creativity that shapes an understanding of the need for more complex applications. Today's coders are tomorrow's technology innovators. It is our hope to help shape the innovators of tomorrow.”
Click here for more details on the ENGAGE program.
Pictured above: Govie Leader Jonathon McDowell working with ENGAGE students.