GoSciTech Summer Camp Applications Open

March 11, 2015

The Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is accepting applications for GoSciTech, GSSM’s week-long, residential summer camp for rising 8th, 9th and 10th graders.

GoSciTech, held on GSSM's Hartsville campus, will be offered for four separate weeks this summer: June 14-20, June 21-27, July 5-11 and July 12-18. With a wide variety of courses to choose from, students can select which week (or weeks) to attend. Course costs range from $760 to $860 per week, including room and board. Financial aid is available.

Courses offered this summer include, but are not limited to: Pre-Med and Anatomy, Arduino Robotics, Adventures in Chemistry, Codes and Cryptography, Creating Computer Games, 3D Printing and Design, Greatest Hits of Math, Astrophysics, Digital Forensic Science, Advanced Robotics Programming in Minecraft, Tour of Engineering, Field Ecology in the Southern Appalachians and Carolina 201, a race engineering camp, in partnership with Darlington Raceway. Courses will be taught by GSSM faculty, college and university professors, and professionals in their respective fields.

“This summer we’re excited to offer 28 unique classes, six of which are brand new,” says Susan Engelhardt, GoSciTech director. “For example, a course like Carolina 201 at the Darlington Raceway provides an opportunity to teach complex engineering concepts in a fun, hands-on setting. This type of learning environment is engaging to students and delivers a more meaningful experience. That’s what GoSciTech is all about!”

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 financial aid deadline is April 1, 2015 and the application deadline is May 8, 2015. Financial aid is only available to South Carolina residents.

Financial supporters of GoSciTech include: BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Nucor Steel, Alcoa Foundation, Aiken Electric Cooperative and Vulcan Materials Company.

For more information, contact GoSciTech Director Susan Engelhardt, at 843.383.3901 x3950 or engelhardt@gssm.k12.sc.us.

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