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Technology Association of Georgia
Tony Cooper
tony@tagonline.org
(404) 920-2008

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Finalists Announced for Fourth Annual S.T.E.M. Education Awards 

Awards recognize excellence in promoting science, technology, engineering and math education in Georgia

ATLANTA (August 10, 2015) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) today announced the finalists for the fourth annual STEM Education awards.  These awards were created to recognize and celebrate schools, extracurricular programs, public-private partnerships, science agencies and post-secondary education outreach programs for outstanding efforts and achievement in supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering, and math education in Georgia.

“We applaud each of this year’s finalists for their extraordinary efforts to bolster awareness about the importance of STEM and for their hard work to increase student participation in science, technology, engineering and math programs,” said Michael Robertson, director of TAG-Ed. “Georgia will need to fill some 211,000 STEM-related jobs by 2018, so we are pleased to showcase so many great schools, programs and organizations that are helping to develop a strong future workforce for our state. ”

The following are finalists for the 2015 awards:

Elementary School

  • Canton ES STEM Academy- Canton
  • Clark Creek Elementary STEM Academy- Acworth
  • Drew Charter School- Atlanta
  • Feldwood Elementary- College Park
  • Heard Advanced Learning Academy- Savannah

 

Middle School

  • Marietta Middle School- Marietta
  • Mill Springs Academy- Alpharetta
  • Rex Mill Middle School- Rex
  • St. Andrew's School-Savannah
  • Teasley Middle School- Canton

 

High School

  • Creekview High School- Canton
  • H.V. Jenkins High School- Savannah
  • Lithia Springs High School- Lithia Springs
  • Peachtree Ridge High School- Suwannee
  • The Galloway School- Atlanta

 

Post-Secondary Outreach

  • Atlanta Science Festival- Atlanta
  • Columbus Technical College- Columbus
  • Georgia Institute of Technology- Atlanta
  • Georgia Perimeter College Office of STEM Initiatives- Atlanta
  • Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center- Columbus
  • Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization (SRSCRO)- Augusta

 

Extracurricular Program

  • East Coweta High School Science Olympiad Team- Sharpsburg
  • Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta STEM Program- Mableton
  • S.T.E.M. STARS- Atlanta
  • Sandy Springs Education Force/GTRI STEM Event- Sandy Springs
  • STE(A)M Truck- Decatur
  • The Urban Atlanta Geospatial STEM Academy- Atlanta

 

STEM Day Activity

  • Amana Academy- Alpharetta
  • Dimon Elementary Magnet- Columbus
  • Eagle Springs Elementary- Byron
  • Isle of Hope K-8- Savannah
  • Jackson Elementary- Lawrenceville

 

STEM Certified School Outreach

  • Brookwood Elementary- Dalton
  • GSMST - Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology- Gwinnett
  • Henderson Mill Elementary- Atlanta
  • Lanier High School Center for Design and Technology-Sugar Hill
  • Rex Mill Middle School’s STEM Academy Magnet Program- Rex

 

Corporate Outreach

  • Cisco Systems Inc.- Lawrenceville
  • Education Outreach, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions- Augusta
  • Environmental and Heritage Center-Lawrenceville
  • Georgia Power Company – East Region Corporate Outreach -Augusta
  • Pratt & Whitney- Columbus

 

“We received more than 180 nominations for this year's STEM Education Awards,” stated Amanda Hendley, Chief Operating Officer for TAG. “We are very pleased with the number and quality of all of our applicants. These finalists represent the best of the best in STEM education in Georgia.”

 

Winners will be announced during a special, half-day event on August 28 at the Carlos Community Center in Atlanta. To learn more, visit: http://www.tagonline.org/events/stem-education-awards/ .

 

 

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 28,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.

The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.  TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org.

 

About TAG Education Collaborative

TAG Education Collaborative is dedicated to developing science, technology, engineering and math initiatives in Georgia. Through partnerships with statewide STEM programs, TAG-Ed fosters student interest in STEM in order to increase appreciation for the opportunities available through technology careers. TAG-Ed hosts an internship program for high school students, two web-based team challenges for students interested in Health IT and web design, and the Vine Event, an annual fundraiser benefiting STEM education. For additional information, visit TAG Education Collaborative or contact Michael Robertson at (404) 920 – 2038 or mrobertson@tagonline.org.

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