Congratulations to RSAE's rising 8th Grader, Caleb Wilson!

The South Carolina Governors School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) Awards Jasper County Students GoSciTech Scholarships.


The South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) is pleased to present three rising 8th graders from the Jasper County School District with the 2024 GoSciTech Scholar Award. Jaiden Jordan and McKenzie Chatman, both students at Hardeeville Junior & Senior High School, and Caleb Wilson, a student at Ridgeland Secondary Academy of Excellence, received a full scholarship to participate in the GSSM Outreach Center’s GoSciTech Residential Camp summer program.


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Dr. Zaria O’Bryant presents Caleb Wilson with the GoSciTech Residential Scholar Certificate of Award.

Dr. Zaria O’Bryant presents McKenzie Chatman and Jaiden Jenkins with the GoSciTech Residential Scholar Certificate of Award.

 These students are among 12 rising 8th graders from Allendale, Bamberg, Hampton, and Jasper counties chosen by their schools to participate in this transformative program. “The 2024 GoSciTech Scholar Award was created to provide students with increased access to outstanding STEM learning experiences,” said Randy LaCross, GSSM Sr. VP for Outreach and Global Initiatives. “Our GoSciTech Residential summer program is an outstanding learning experience. The scholars will be immersed in the GSSM learning community and motivated to deepen their knowledge and understanding of mathematics, science, and engineering by participating in a week-long course that is challenging but delivered in a fun and interactive way.”

The 2024 GoSciTech Scholar Award program is possible because of a generous grant provided to GSSM by The Trane Technologies Foundation. Each scholarship covers the cost of tuition, room and board, and all materials needed for this week-long residential camp experience.


“The SC Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics is grateful to the Trane Technologies Foundation for their generous support,” said Dr. Zaria O’Bryant, GSSM Director of Academic and Outreach Partnerships. “We are extremely excited about the impact this will have in increasing interest and access to information, resources, and opportunities. This in turn should have the potential to transform lives across the great state of South Carolina!”