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Governor’ School of Science and Math (GSSM)

Praxis AI empowers GSSM students to learn AI, data science, programming, and computational biology skills in several online, experiential courses. The Governor’s School of Science and Math (GSSM) in South Carolina is ranked in the top 10 of all high schools in the United States.

One of the few advanced public, residential high schools of its kind, GSSM creates uniquely challenging experiences for SC’s top students within a culture that promotes high achievement. GSSM’s two-year residential high school program—as well as its virtual high school program, summer camps, and outreach programs—all invite young people to explore the subjects they love in a diverse, inclusive, and uncommonly supportive academic environment.

Praxis AI is honored to empower virtual STEM courses at GSSM as its students embrace the school’s rigorous approach to education and in so doing begin to realize their full potential. Following is a list of the Praxis AI courses currently being offered at GSSM:

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  • Foundations of AI – An introduction to the fundamentals of AI and the cutting-edge tech that is rapidly changing our world. Students will collaborate with each other, mentors, and Pria in an online AI Lab. In the final project, they will build their own large language model using the skills and coding expertise they developed throughout the course. Qualifies for the Foundations of AI digital badge.
  • Digital Biology – World renowned professor Dr. Alex Feltus from Clemson University has built this powerful computational biology journey including Python techniques to parse genomics data files, transcribe DNA files into RNA files, and translate RNA files into protein sequence files. Students will also explore the genomics of the Coronavirus. Qualifies for the BioHackers: Digital Biology digital badge.
  • Game Design – This online, interactive journey explores the general concepts of game design from initial idea to finished concept. Students will develop and build prototype games, playtest designs, and learn to critically evaluate systems with respect to formal and dramatic elements. Together, students will develop computer games (artifacts) using suitable game engines and libraries. Qualifies for the Game Design digital badge.