Savannah’s Inaugural Girls Code Games Summer Camp Wraps

Photo: Robert Batchelor

Last week, The Creative Coast teamed up with the Girls Who Code (GWC) Savannah Chapter to offer Savannah’s first marine-science-themed Girls Who Code Summer Camp. From July 11th to July 15th, over 30 girls from 20 Chatham County schools worked alongside female marine scientists, teachers, and counselors to learn coding skills for the first time. The GWC camp took place at both the UGA Institute of Oceanography and Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong Campus. Throughout the week-long camp, which ran from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, the group of 5th to 8th grade participants learned about underwater robotics and worked to build their own marine-themed video game.

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Georiga Tech Savannah to Host First Generation College Institute Program for Rising 8th to 12th Graders this July

The First-Generation College Institute (FGCI) is a state-wide, summer initiative at Georgia Tech designed to expand on Georgia Tech’s existing PreK-12 STEM programs to amplify the Institute’s impact by identifying, engaging, and preparing first-generation and limited income 8th-12th students for the transition from high school to college and aptitude in STEM.  

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Georgia Tech CEISMC Savannah Announces Scholarship Program for On-campus Summer Programs

This summer the Georgia Tech Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC) Savannah campus is offering scholarships for all of their on-campus summer programs. The Georgia Department of Education has funded the CEISMC Student Programs through the Building Opportunities in Out-of-School Time (BOOST) grant program. CEISMC will be using the funds to provide scholarships, ultimately to expand access to serve more youth, reduce barriers to participation and increase programmatic quality.

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Savannah State University to Offer New Data Analytics Degree Program

The University System of Georgia (USG) has approved Savannah State University (SSU) to offer a new, high-demand degree in Data Analytics beginning this fall. The Data Analytics degree program is a joint effort between three of SSU’s colleges: College of Business Administration, College of Sciences and Technology and College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and draws on critical competencies from each area of study.

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Georgia Southern receives $1.1M National Science Foundation grant to support development of regional mathematics, science teachers

Georgia Southern University’s College of Education (COE) and College of Science and Mathematics (COSM) have been awarded a five-year National Science Foundation (NSF) Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program grant with a total intended award amount of $1,199,206 to support dynamic preparation of secondary science and mathematics educators who will be teacher-leaders in high-needs schools.

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Infinity Inc.’s Deadline for $2,000 Scholarship Coming Soon

Savannah, Ga. – The application deadline for the Infinity Anniversary Scholarship with a $2,000 award is just a few weeks away on May 31st. High school seniors graduating from public or private school, who currently reside in Bryan, Effingham, or Chatham County, may be eligible. Please encourage anyone interested to apply. This is the fourth year…

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Georgia Southern University Awards Three High School Teams at the Engineering Design Challenge

On Saturday, April 23rd, the Mechanical Engineering Department on the Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern University (GSU) hosted the Engineering Design Challenge (EDC) in-person for the first time in three years. Seven teams of Georgia high school students competed in EDC 2022: Eagle-3D, which required each team to work with a provided 3-D printer in the months leading up to the event and to present their final work to a live audience.

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