Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Camps in 14 SC Counties
Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) recently benefitted from an investment from Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds initiative to support the School’s satellite summer camps, iTEAMS Xtreme, iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation and CREATEng. Time Warner Cable employees also volunteered their time and expertise at the camps in Orangeburg and Richland Counties.
iTEAMS Xtreme, a day camp hosted in counties across South Carolina, was geared to inspire rising 7th & 8th graders to pursue careers in the fields of computer science, technology and entrepreneurship through hands-on, team-based projects. On the final day of camp, students presented their culminating projects to volunteers from Time Warner Cable during a pitch presentation.
iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation is GSSM's newest computer science and technology day camp for rising 7th and 8th graders across the Palmetto State. Next Generation pushed students to the next level by delivering a more advanced curriculum and a focused challenge creating Arduino projects.
CREATEng, a four-day immersion into engineering and design-based thinking for rising 8th and 9th graders engaged students in innovative thinking techniques for solving practical problems. Students also developed engineering skills through team-based, hands-on challenges such as designing blades for a wind turbine, constructing a parachute, and building a solar-powered s’mores cooker. They also had the opportunity to interact with engineers on-site and during field trips.
“Time Warner Cable and their Connect a Million Minds program is making great strides toward inspiring South Carolina’s youngest learners to explore a STEM future,” said Kim Bowman, CEO, GSSM Foundation and EVP Strategic Direction, GSSM. “We are grateful for their investment in GSSM and for their consistent support of our shared mission.”
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Pictured above: Students at iTEAMS Xtreme Orangeburg 2016 pitched their culminating projects to judges on the last day of camp.