GSSM accepting camp applications

  • Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Governor's School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) is accepting applications for GoSciTech, a week-long residential summer camp for rising 8th, 9th and 10th graders. Online applications are available at scgssm.org/goscitech.
GoSciTech, held on GSSM's Hartsville campus, will be offered June 16-22, June 23-29 and July 7-13. Students can attend GoSciTech for up to three weeks, focusing on a unique area of interest each week. Twenty-five science and technology-focused courses are offered, with costs ranging from $675-$750, including room and board.
Courses offered this summer include, but are not limited to: Game Theory, Science of Music, Engineering, the Search for Life Out There, CSI, Codes & Cryptography, Marine Biology, and Science & the Law. Courses will be taught by GSSM faculty, college and university professors, and professionals in their respective fields.
"Students coming to camp will to be challenged by STEM courses that make them think 'outside the box,'" says GoSciTech Director Susan Engelhardt. "Many of the courses also allow students to leave 'the box'. Students can go camping for a week in the Appalachians, tromping Folly Beach for crabs, visit the McLeod Nuclear imaging lab, or analyze the acoustics of the new FMU Performing Arts Center."
Acceptance to the GoSciTech program is based on academic achievement. Rising 8th, 9th and 10th graders who have demonstrated scholarship in science, math, computer science, technology or engineering, and desire an academically challenging experience, are strong candidates.
The GoSciTech application deadline is May 15, 2013 and the scholarship application deadline is April 15, 2013. Scholarships are awarded on a 'first-come, first-served' basis and only available to South Carolina residents.
Apply online at scgssm.org/goscitech. For a paper application, contact the Center for Science Education and Outreach at 843.383.3958.
For more information, contact GoSciTech Director Susan Engelhardt, at 843.383.3901 x3950 or engelhardt@gssm.k12.sc.us.

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