HARTSVILLE – The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics is now accepting applications for its summer STEM camps: CREATEng, GoSciTech and iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation. Online applications are available at www.scgssm.org/summer.
CREATEng is GSSM’s engineering and design thinking day camp for rising eighth and ninth graders. Working through project-based, hands-on team challenges, students learn what engineering is and what engineers do. With a focus on manufacturing and biomedical engineering, student teams will design blades and gears for a wind turbine, solder and build optical heart-rate monitors and print 3-D prototypes of manufacturing or medical solutions for testing. Tuition is $250. Need-based financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
CREATEng dates and locations:
• Dorchester County - June 25-28, Gregg Middle School
• Orangeburg County - June 11-14, William J. Clark Middle School
GoSciTech provides unmatched opportunities to explore the endless possibilities of science and technology in an interactive, residential environment. For one week, rising eighth, ninth and 10th graders live on GSSM’s campus and experience an entire camp devoted to their favorite subject. All camps are led by college, university and GSSM professors, along with other professionals in their respective fields. A wide variety of courses are offered during the four weeks of GoSciTech. Tuition for each camp week is between $800 and $900. Students can choose to stay up to four weeks. Need-based financial aid is available to residents of South Carolina on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply, complete the financial aid section of the application before April 16.
GoSciTech will run the following weeks:
• Week 1: June 17-23
• Week 2: June 24-30
• Week 3: July 8-14
• Week 4: July 15-21
iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation is GSSM’s technology day camp for rising sixth, seventh and eighth graders. Students choose one of two tracks. In Arduino & Robotics, students will explore the world of microcontrollers, electronics and circuits through Arduino technology, learn how to program their very own microcontrolled robot and pit it against other students' robots in camp-wide competitions, such as Dance Robot Dance and Robot Wars. In Arduino & Games, students will learn how to create game tools, such as stopwatches, randomized dice, buzzers and sensors, then use the tools to build and play Arduino games. Tuition is $185, and need-based financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation dates and locations:
- Lexington County - June 18-21, Lexington Technology Center
- Orangeburg County - June 18-21, William J. Clark Middle School
Campers will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 15. Courses fill quickly.