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New summer program launching at the College of Charleston

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - From June 15 to July 24, Lowcountry students are invited to participate in the first ever Summer STEAM Institute.

The program, hosted by the College of Charleston, is designed for students in grades 3-8, and will offer creative strategies to promote core STEAM concepts: science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

Children will be grouped by age, and led by certified teachers and local high school volunteers. Of those groups, students will work with artists in dance, music, theater, and visual arts.  

Students will also work with professionals from the STEAM community, which includes architects, engineers, accountants, and computer programmers.

State Superintendent Molly Spearman was present for the announcement Wednesday, and praised the first-year program.

"It's a wonderful model for us to watch, and hopefully be able to replicate," she said.

Interested parents can sign up at https://engagingcreativeminds.org/steam-2015/.

The program is $175 per week for two or more weeks, or $200 per week for two or less weeks.

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