The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) received $10,000 from Wells Fargo in support of its iTEAMS Xtreme summer camp in Florence County.
iTEAMS Xtreme, a day camp, hosted in counties across South Carolina, is 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. This year, thanks to the support Wells Fargo and other sponsors, GSSM is able to bring iTEAMS Xtreme to Sneed Middle School in Florence County on July 20-23, 2015.
During iTEAMS Xtreme, students select to participate in one of the following challenges: developing mobile apps using App Inventor, printing 3D models using OpenSCAD, or creating an interactive object using Scratch and the MaKey MaKey invention kit.
Scholarships are available to cover the cost to attend, $185 per student, which includes instructional materials, daily snacks and a pizza party on the final day of camp. More information and the online application can be located at www.scgssm.org/iteams.
“Wells Fargo is proud to be one of the longest running supporters of GSSM and is pleased to sponsor iTEAMS Xtreme in its first year in Florence County,” said John Bankson, senior vice president, Wells Fargo Florence. “We fully believe that supporting education is one of the most important investments we can make in our country’s future.”
“The success of students is a critical element in keeping our communities strong and prosperous, and Wells Fargo is committed to providing them with every possible resource to achieve long-term success," said Susan Bankson, community affairs officer, Wells Fargo Florence. “This is a small gesture that makes a huge difference in the community.”
“We appreciate the unwavering support from Wells Fargo,” said Kim Bowman, CEO, GSSM Foundation and EVP Strategic Direction, GSSM. “By bringing iTEAMS Xtreme to Florence County, we hope to deliver a fun and interesting computer science, technology and entrepreneurship experience that will impact these middle schoolers for years to come.”
Pictured above from left to right: Jack Marchette, Susan B. Bankson, Dr. Murray Brockman, Kim Bowman, and John Bankson