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Katie Dion
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 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR SIXTH ANNUAL STEM EDUCATION AWARDS

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

ATLANTA, GA– October 17, 2017 — The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) today announced the finalists for the sixth 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 (STEM) education in Georgia.

“It takes the entire STEM ecosystem to increase both awareness and opportunities for students. So we applaud the intentional efforts of all our partners in education, industry and the community who are working diligently as key stakeholders to make a difference and make an impact, in the future workforce of Georgia” said Errika Moore, Executive Director of TAG-Ed. “According to the US Department of Labor (http://www.projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm), at a minimum Georgia is projected to have over 92,000 computer related job opportunities in 2018.  So we are pleased to showcase so many great schools, programs and organizations in the state of Georgia that are helping to develop a strong future workforce for our state. ”

The following are finalists for the 2017 awards:

Elementary School

  • Tritt Elementary- Marietta, GA
  • Mason Elementary- Duluth, GA
  • Woodland Elementary- Sandy Springs, GA
  • Darlington School- Rome, GA

Middle School

  • The STEM Academy at Bartlett- Savannah, GA
  • Conyers Middle School-Rockdale, GA
  • Living Science- Woodstock, GA
  • Coleman Middle School- Duluth, GA

High School

  • Lambert High School-Suwanee, GA
  • Living Science- Woodstock, GA
  • R. Johnson Health Science & Engineering Magnet School- Augusta, GA

Corporate Outreach

  • Georgia Transmission Corporation
  • Boxlight
  • Cisco
  • Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta

Extracurricular Program

  • STEAM Truck
  • SECME Statesboro
  • Woodland Elementary Science Olympiad
  • Feldwood Elementary STEM

Post- Secondary Outreach

  • Concept Software & Services, Inc.
  • K-12 InVenture Challenge
  • Georgia Tech Research Institute

STEM Day Activity

  • C. Booth MS- Peachtree City, GA
  • Statesboro High School- Stateboro, GA
  • Whitesburg Elementary- Whitesburg, GA
  • Henderson Mill Elementary- Atlanta, GA

STEM Certified School Outreach

  • Amana Academy- Alpharetta, GA
  • STEM Academy at Bartlett- Savannah, GA
  • Northside Elementary School- Warner Robbins, GA
  • Clark Creek Elementary School- Acworth, GA

Winners will be announced during a special, half-day event on November 3rd at the Loudermilk 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 35,000 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 33 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.

 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 and the Vine Event, an annual fundraiser benefiting STEM education. For additional information, visit TAG Education Collaborative or contact Errika Moore at Errika@tagonline.org

For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.hubga.com.

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