Students have a variety of options for conducting high-quality research during their time at GSSM.
Every student is required to participate in a summer research experience mentored by academics and professionals across South Carolina, the country, and the world. They compile and analyze their research findings, prepare formal research papers, and present their work at the GSSM Annual Research Colloquium and at the SC Junior Academy of Science annual meeting.
Scientific Investigations is a two or more semester elective course in which GSSM students to develop and execute original, scientific research on the GSSM campus during the school year. A Scientific Investigations research project is designed by the student with guidance from GSSM faculty to address a novel research question. The choice of research question is driven by student interest and curiosity.