GREENVILLE, S.C. – Sylvan Learning Center of Greenville will kick-off summer with, The Grand STEM Challenge.
The Greenville Center, located at 150 Tanner Road, will host the challenge from Monday, June 17 until Thursday, June 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The four-day camp allows students to explore real-world scenarios and work in teams to solve the problems. Teams will compete against each other locally to earn a slot to challenge winners from all other Sylvan Learning Centers across the world. A panel of expert judges from the National Math and Science Initiate (NSMI) and Lemelson-MIT Programs will determine the winners amongst the international contestants.
“We wanted to have the first camp be a fun learning experience to kickstart the summer season,” said Amy Gardner, franchise owner of Sylvan Learning Center. “The STEM Challenge is a great way for students to keep their minds sharp and get excited about the other camps we offer throughout the summer.”
As an added bonus, the winner amongst the international contestants will get a chance to meet Bernard A. Harris, Jr., a former astronaut and the first African American to complete a space walk. After logging more than 438 hours and traveling over 7.2 million miles in space, Harris now serves as Chief Executive officer of NMSI. He has been leading NMSI’s efforts to improve teacher effectiveness and has been heavily involved with student achievement in STEM education across the country.
The cost of the camp is $170 and the last day to register for the Grand STEM Challenge is Saturday, June 15. If you’re not able to attend this first camp in Greenville, check out the schedule in the Spartanburg or Anderson locations. To sign-up your student visit www.sylvanlearning.com.
About Sylvan Learning Center:
With more than 40 years of experience and more than 750 points of presence throughout the world, Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of personal learning for students in grades K-12. Sylvan is transforming how students learn, inspiring them to succeed in school and in life. Sylvan’s proven tutoring approach blends amazing teachers with SylvanSync™ technology on the iPad® for an engaging learning experience. Sylvan also leads the way with Sylvan EDGE—STEM and accelerated courses and Sylvan Prep —college and test prep courses. Sylvan supports families through every stage of the academic journey. For more information, visit https://www.SylvanLearning.com or SylvanLearning.com/blog.