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Piedmont Natural Gas Supported GSSM’s Summer Camps

August 16, 2016

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) received a $5,000 investment from Piedmont Natural Gas in support of GSSM’s iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation camp in Greenville County and iTEAMS Xtreme in Spartanburg County.

Piedmont Natural Gas’ donation funded iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation, GSSM’s newest day camp hosted in counties across South Carolina. The camp was geared to inspire rising seventh and eighth graders to pursue careers in the fields of computer science and technology through hands-on, team-based projects. Exploring the world of Arduino technology, campers created projects that explored the various uses of microcontrollers, analyzed how infrared remotes work and, ultimately, built and programed a robot. After designing and testing, they presented their creations in an iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation Smart Faire.

Piedmont Natural Gas’ donation also supported iTEAMS Xtreme, GSSM's computer science, technology and entrepreneurship day camp for rising 7th and 8th graders in Spartanburg County. Campers explored the latest technologies while engaging their innovative side to develop an idea for a new product. Challenges focused on 3-D printing, mobile app development, and creating interactive objects using MaKey MaKey.

“We are so grateful that Piedmont Natural Gas supported our iTEAMS camps this summer,” said Kim Bowman, CEO, GSSM Foundation and EVP Strategic Direction, GSSM. “Their investment goes a long way toward helping GSSM cultivate the next generation of leaders and innovators in South Carolina.” 

This year, thanks to the support from Piedmont Natural Gas and other sponsors, GSSM delivered iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation in Greenville at Fisher Middle School June 13-16, 2016, and iTEAMS Xtreme in Spartanburg June 27-30, 2016.

For more information about GSSM’s summer camps visit scgssm.org.

Pictured above: Kim Bowman, CEO, GSSM Foundation and EVP Strategic Direction, GSSM, and Michael Durham, Piedmont Natural Gas Community Relations Manager

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