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Governor Deal presents Georgia STEM Day Proclamation to TAG-Ed

Second Annual Georgia STEM Day will engage 610,000 students and educators on May 9

 

ATLANTA (May 5, 2014) ­– In recognition of the vital importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to the state, Governor Deal has signed a proclamation declaring May 9th as the second annual Georgia STEM Day.

 

Georgia STEM Day is a statewide opportunity for schools, students, teachers, and companies to raise awareness, celebrate and engage in innovative, hands-on activities involving STEM in order to help students make the critical connection between the classroom and future career opportunities. TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed), the driving force behind the establishment of STEM Day, is proud to announce that over 610,000 students and educators are participating in this year’s celebration. The proclamation was officially presented to TAG-Ed on May 1.

 

“TAG-Ed and our corporate and community partners are thrilled to see the impact that STEM Day is having this year,” said Michael Robertson, executive director of TAG Education Collaborative.  “We thank Governor Deal for his support of this initiative as it continues to gain momentum and support across our state.”

 

For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/GASTEMDay. To watch the STEM Day informational video by Definition 6, visit http://youtu.be/7LCOXB9T428. To follow the conversation on Twitter, track #GASTEMDay.

 

TAG-Ed’s Sponsors include:

 

  • CardioMEMS
  • Cbeyond
  • Google
  • Jabian
  • Novelis
  • Opus Software
  • Promethean
  • Cirracore

 

The 2014 STEM Day Partners Include:

  • After-School All Stars
  • Atlanta Science FestivalCEISMC
  • Clayton State University
  • Dewer College at Valdosta
  • Direct 2 Discovery at Georgia Tech
  • Discover Your World
  • Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education
  • Georgia Charter School Association
  • Georgia Department of Education
  • Georgia College
  • Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education
  • Georgia Perimeter College
  • Georgia Southern College of Education
  • Georgia School Public Relations Association
  • Georgia State University College of Business
  • Georgia State University College of Education
  • Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network
  • Georgia State University College of Education
  • Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
  • Georgia Youth Science and Technology Centers (GYSTC)
  • Greenhouse Foundation
  • Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education (i²STEMe)
  • Junior Achievement
  • Museum of Aviation
  • Project Lead the Way
  • SPSUTeach
  • Sandy Springs Education Force
  • University of Georgia College of Engineering
  • University of Georgia College of Education
  • Women in Technology (WIT)

 

 

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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