As one of the leading high schools in America, GSSM is committed to reaching beyond the walls of its highly successful residential program in Hartsville, SC, to positively impact teachers and students across the Palmetto State with innovative and challenging Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education opportunities.

Our Duke Energy Center for Science Education & Outreach is a statewide resource invested in hands-on, minds-on, STEM-based programming and enrichment initiatives. GSSM’s outreach efforts annually impact approximately 10,000 students and teachers statewide through a variety of unique offerings.

Programs for Students


INSIDE GSSM offers a chance for students and families to explore the campus in Hartsville with educational activities and demonstrations for 3rd-8th graders.

INSIDE GSSM Information

GSSM Elementary GSSM Elementary is a GSSM Outreach program

GSSM Elementary programs provide hands-on, standards-based learning opportunities to 3rd-5th grade students. The STEAM Bus is a mobile science lab that travels to SC schools while the Explore series uses interactive technology to provide highly adaptable lessons for online and in-person STEM enrichment. 

Elementary Programs Information


ENGAGE is GSSM's customizable outreach initiative designed to impact students through early interest and awareness of STEM studies and careers. These four- to six-day workshops can be delivered during the school day or on Saturdays during the school year. 

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ENGAGE Information


SPARK! is a series of after-school workshops at the GSSM campus where 6th-8th graders can learn the science or math concepts behind daily questions or curiosities.

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SPARK! Information

STEM Scholars

STEM Scholars is an academic enrichment program that provides Saturday learning experiences covering the core areas of mathematics, science, technology, communications, and leadership to students from underrepresented communities. 

STEM Scholars Information

Professional Development


Professional development math and science workshops, held across the state, designed to provide teachers with enhanced curriculum and skills by infusing hands-on, technology-based science and math activities into their classrooms. In addition to workshops, GSSM loans the lab technologies to the teachers.

PASE Information


Bring learning to life through multimedia! GSSM Outreach staff curated, free technology tools and resources for science and mathematics educators to use in creating multimedia lessons and presentations. Multimedia (videos, simulations, animations, and other media) not only help students develop understandings and skills, multimedia can also help to excite and motivate students!

Multimedia Resources Information