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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. Working with partner middle schools in the Pee Dee, cohorts of 7th grade students are identified and invited to participate in the program. GSSM faculty, staff, and other community content experts serve as instructors for the Saturday academic sessions.
By participating in the STEM Scholars program, students will:
Virtual Sessions - Saturday Mornings from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
September 26, 2020 – Welcome Back Session
October 24, 2020
November 7, 2020
December 5, 2020
In-Person Sessions - Saturdays from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Please note that spring sessions will be in-person if circumstances permit, and will follow recommended policies for the safety of students and staff.)
Duke Energy STEM Scholars commence academic sessions.
February 13, 2021
February 27, 2021 – Inside GSSM
March 20, 2021
April 24, 2021
May (TBD) – Field Trip
GoSciTech Summer Camp Experience - Dates to be determined
No, the STEM Scholars program is offered free to students thanks to generous donations made through the GSSM Foundation. The 2021 cohort of STEM Scholars will be sponsored by a grant from Duke Energy.
Free transportation for Saturday sessions is offered to students from Chesterfield and Florence districts with pickup points at centralized locations.
Lunch in the GSSM dining hall is provided for each Saturday session at no cost.
Yes, students and families must commit to attending all monthly Saturday sessions each year.
GSSM collaborates with partner schools to nominate students who are invited to complete the STEM Scholars application. Due to COVID-19, the new 8th grade cohort is being nominated in the Fall of 2020.