Dorchester County to provide scholarships to STEM camp

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
on behalf of the South
Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics Foundation

May 11, 2017

Contact:
Lindsey Culley, Community Development & Marketing
Manager

Dorchester County Economic Development
(843) 875-9109 | lculley@dorchestercounty.net 

Dorchester County
Economic Development to Provide Scholarships for CREATEng Engineering Campers
 

Columbia, SC – The South Carolina
Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) Foundation is pleased to
announce that Dorchester County Economic Development will provide five full
scholarships to rising 8-9th grade students in Dorchester School
District to attend GSSM’s CREATEng
summer engineering program. CREATEng will be held June 19-22 at Fort Dorchester
High School.
 
A high-caliber
engineering and design-thinking day camp, CREATEng exposes students to
project-based, hands-on, team challenges, while introducing them to the field
of engineering and practicing engineers. Most team challenges are concentrated
in the areas of 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 surgical tools. In
addition to interacting with guest speakers, campers will take a field trip to
a nearby manufacturing facility to see real-world engineering in action.
 
Visit www.scgssm.org/summer, start your application
and fill out the financial aid section of the application to be considered for
one of the Dorchester County Economic Development scholarships.
 
“We are excited about our new partnership with Dorchester County Economic
Development,” said Kim Bowman, CEO of the GSSM Foundation. “Their generosity
will provide students with an unmatched STEM experience and expose them to a
potential career path. They will practice critical thinking and design
thinking, but they’ll also make new friends and have fun learning.”
 
"Workforce development is a key component to any successful economic
development program. We have many partners who help insure our workers have the
right set of skills for jobs of today and tomorrow. We are pleased to support
the Governor School’s CREATEng Camp. Our industry partners are looking for the
type of skills that will be highlighted at the camp. It will be a great
experience for our high school students and give them some valuable insights
into manufacturing, biomedical, and engineering career fields,” said General
Hank Taylor, Board Chairman of Dorchester Economic Development Corporation.
 
GSSM is also offering iTEAMS
Xtreme: Next Generation
, an Arduino and robotics technology
camp, to rising 7th and 8th graders, June 26-29, at Gregg Middle School.
 
The application deadline for all of GSSM’s summer programs is June 1, 2017.
 
Learn more and apply online at http://www.scgssm.org/summer. You can also
contact Mary Kathryne Elliott at the SC GSSM Foundation at (843) 252-9152 or marykathryne@scgssm.org

 
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