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Engineering camp announced for Lowcountry

  • Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) is now accepting applications for “CREATEng,” GSSM’s new, one-of-a-kind, four-day immersion into engineering and design-based thinking for rising ninth graders in the Lowcountry.

Working in teams, students will engage in a problem-based curriculum where they apply principles of engineering design to solve daily challenges.

CREATEng will be held at Fort Dorchester High School in North Charleston June 23-26 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $250 per student, which includes meals, field trips and instructional materials. Financial aid is available.

The online application is available at www.scgssm.org/createng. Students can expect to compete in team-based, hands-on challenges such as building a bridge, designing blades for a wind turbine, or constructing a parachute. They will get the opportunity to interact with engineers on-site and during field trips. Students will learn innovative thinking techniques to solve practical problems while developing engineering skills.

Acceptance to the CREATEng program is based on academic achievement. Rising ninth graders who have demonstrated scholarship in science, math, technology or engineering, and desire an academically challenging experience are strong candidates.

The application deadline is May 5. Financial aid is available on a first come, first served basis. Online applications are available at www.scgssm.org/createng.

For more information, contact CREATEng Coordinator Kathryn Behling, at behling@gssm.k12.sc.us.

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