STEM Education Awards

  STEM Education Awards

The Fifth Annual

STEM Education Awards 

November 4, 2016

12:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Loudermilk Center

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The fifth annual STEM Education Awards honors Georgia schools, programs, and companies for outstanding efforts and achievements in supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering, and math education. Key STEM education stakeholders are encouraged to join us for this important gathering of thought-leaders November 4th at the The Loudermilk Center

Proceeds for the STEM Education Awards will go to support the TAG Education Collaborative, a non-profit 501c3 dedicated to advancing STEM education in Georgia. For more information about the TAG Education Collaborative, please visit


Lunch Keynote:

Darria Long Gillespie, MD, MBA, FACEP, Senior Vice President, Clinical Strategy with Sharecare will serve as the lunchtime keynote presenter. As a board certified emergency physician, Dr. Long Gillespie is a frequent health expert on national TV and has appeared on CNN, CNBC, FoxNews Network, and The Dr. Oz show. In addition, she is a featured blogger on The Huffington Post for “The Busy Woman’s Guide to Health…and Sanity" and She also oversees the development of content for Sharecare's award-winning app, AskMD, and leads Sharecare's Scientific and Medical Advisory Council.

Dinner Keynote:

Captain Barrington Irving will serve as the dinner keynote.  He has traveled to 50 countries and conducted more than 30 STEM expeditions. He successfully challenged middle school students to build a car faster than a Ferrari 430, and high schoolers to build a plane he flew on its test flight. In 2007, he set two world records—at age 23—as the youngest person and first black pilot to fly solo around the world. He has a passion to explore, inspire, and educate others. Now 32, Barrington is transforming the way students learn STEM by engaging them in problem-solving activities that enable them to overcome new challenges.

Panel Sessions:

Teacher Professional Development Panel:

Eric Knapp - Tucker Middle School
Sarah Jaume - Brookwood Elementary
Hyunjin Son - Peachtree Ridge HS
Kelly Mandy- Marist School


Student Panel:

Ross Williams - Weber School
Ryan Levy - Peachtree Ridge HS
Everett Apple - Living Science
Claire Crose - Living Science
Dan Fisher - Living Science


Business Connections Panel:

Gwen Young - Eqifax
Todd Ferguson - State Farm
Alefiya Bhatia - Crescerance
Dave McAdam - Novelis


Featured 2016 Finalist:


  • Feldwood Elementary STEM
  • Marietta City Schools Pre-Engineering Pipeline
  • Walton Robotics Team
  • FSAPS Extracurricular Academic Teams - "Full Steam Ahead"
  • SECME (at Statesboro High School)
  • STE(A)M Truck
  • Sumo Robot League


  • Woodland Elementary School
  • Canton ES STEM Academy
  • River Eves Elementary
  • Whitlow Elementary
  • Samuel E. Hubbard Elementary School


Middle School:

  • Fulton Science Academy Private School
  • J.C. Booth Middle School
  • Valdosta Middle School STEM Academy
  • Living Science Home Studies
  • Amana Academy

STEM Certified School: 

  • Elm Street Elementary
  • Ford Elementary
  • Tucker Middle School
  • White Oak Elementary
  • Clark Creek Elementary STEM Academy
  • Lithia Springs High School
  • Northside Elementary School

High School: 

  • Workforce Forsyth
  • Peachtree Ridge High School
  • Westlake High School
  • Living Science Home Studies
  • Darlington School

Corporate Outreach: 

  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Crescerance
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Technical Women in Georgia Employee Resource Group
  • The University of Georgia, The College of Engineering

STEM Day Activity: 

  • Brookwood School
  • Eagle Springs Elementary
  • Henderson Mill Elementary School
  • Odom Elementary
  • M H Mason Elementary School
  • Paulding County High School
  • Kedron Elementary
  • Snelson-Golden Middle School
  • Woodland Elementary School



Questions? Contact Amanda Hendley at or (404) 920-2023, Michael Robertson or (404)920-2038.



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2015 STEM Education Award Winners

Elementary School - Drew Charter School, Atlanta

Middle School - Marietta Middle School, Marietta

High School - Lithia Springs High School, Lithia Springs

Post-Secondary Outreach - Atlanta Science Festival, Atlanta

Extracurricular Program - Sandy Springs Education Force/GTRI STEM Event, Sandy Springs

STEM Day Activity - Isle of Hope K-8, Savannah

STEM Certified School Outreach - Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology, Gwinnett

Corporate Outreach - Georgia Power Company – East Region Corporate Outreach, Augusta


2014 STEM Education Award Winners

Elementary School: Mableton Elementary School, Mableton

Middle School: Cornerstone Schools, Cumming 

High School: Ridgeland High School, Rossville

STEM Certified School Outreach: Wheeler High School, Marietta

Extracurricular Program: Sandy Springs Education Force - GTRI STEM Event, Sandy Springs

Post Secondary Outreach: Augusta Technical College, Augusta

Georgia STEM Day Activity: Isle of Hope K-8, Savannah

Corporate Outreach: Automation Direct, Cumming   


2013 STEM Education Award Winners

Elementary School: Hightower Elementary STEM School, DeKalb County

Middle School: Rossville Middle School, Walker County

High School: Forsyth Central High School, Forsyth County

Extracurricular Program:CFY: Atlanta’s Digital Learning Program, Fulton County

Post Secondary Outreach: Georgia Tech’s Center for Education Integrating Science Mathematics and Computing(CEISMC)

Classroom Technology: Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career High School, Savannah-Chatham County

Corporate Outreach: General Electric (GE), Atlanta, Fulton County

Best STEM Day Activity: Woodland Middle School, East Point, Fulton County


2012 STEM Education Award Winners


Middle School: Carrollton Middle School, Carrollton 

High School: Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, Lawrenceville

Post Secondary Outreach: Georgia College, Milledgeville 

Extracurricular Program: Explorer Post, Savannah 

Science Agency: Georgia Intern-Fellowships for Teachers (GIFT), Atlanta 

Public-Private Partnership: Georgia Power and Savannah Chatham County Public School System, Savannah   

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