June 11, 2020
The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is proud to virtually host the 2020 NCSSS Student Research Conference.
Due to concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak causing school districts to prohibit travel, the NCSSS Student Research Conference will be held as a "Virtual Conference" on June 11, 2020.
The Virtual Student Research Conference will be conducted via Zoom with additional opportunities for engagement before and after the conference provided through Canvas.
The Virtual Student Research Conference will include a Research Symposium with presentation of digital posters. Schools will still need to register all participants, but there will be no fee for participation.
About The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics
Founded in 1988, the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics is a nationally recognized school serving over four hundred of the state's most accomplished STEM students in the 10th through 12th grades through its residential and virtual programs. GSSM offers college-level courses and experiences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at its campus in Hartsville. The school also delivers virtual curricula in engineering and STEM disciplines to students in partner school districts throughout the state. GSSM’s dynamic outreach programs, including science summer camps and teacher training, impact over 5,000 K-12 students every year.
Zoom Video Conferencing
The Virtual Student Research Conference will be conducted via Zoom with additional opportunities for engagement before and after the conference provided through Canvas. Instructions will be sent to registered attendees prior to the conference to log into the Zoom video platform.
NCSSS member schools are able to request up to 8 students and 1-2 faculty/staff participants. Additional students and chaperones may be requested and will be placed on a waiting list. Students presenting during the Research Symposium will receive priority if space is limited.
Each school is responsible for registering all participants, but there will be no fee for participation.
*The NCSSS Student Research Conference is for students of NCSSS Member Schools. Students & teachers from non-member schools will be placed on a waitlist. You can learn more about NCSSS membership at http://ncsss.org/membership/institutional-members.
*ALL PRESENTATION SPOTS ARE CURRENTLY FULL AS OF 4/21/2020 AND ALL NEW REGISTRANTS WILL GO ON THE WAITLIST.*
Students participating in the Research Symposium must complete the online Research Symposium Participation Form, which includes preparing a 250-word abstract of their research. All participation forms for students attending from one school will be confirmed with a designated representative from that school.
Abstracts & Participation Form are due May 1, 2020. Digital poster files are due June 1, 2020. Please review the Research Symposium Guidelines before submitting the form.
While not designed to be a competition, STEM professionals will engage each student in discussion of their research during the Research Symposium. All students must prepare a poster with a 3-5-minute verbal presentation for their poster.
*Specific times are tentative and subject to change
Thursday, June 11
1PM - Welcome & Orientation
1:30PM - Research Symposium
3:30PM - Keynote Presentation by Dr. Paul Gayes
5PM - College Fair
About the Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Paul Gayes is the Executive Director Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies and Palmetto Professor of Coastal and Marine Systems Sciences at Coastal Carolina University.
About the College Fair:
Representatives of NCSSS affiliated colleges have been invited to attend the NCSSS Student Research Conference and will be hosting rooms to discuss with students at the end of the conference.