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Katie Dion
Senior Director, Programs and Partnerships
TAG Education Collaborative
kdion@tagonline.org

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Schools, Organizations, and Companies celebrate fourth annual Georgia STEM Day

Georgia STEM Day will be held May 6, 2016

ATLANTA (May 5, 2016) ­– TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed), the Technology Association of Georgia’s charitable organization dedicated to preparing the next-generation workforce, is proud to announce that over 525,000  students, educators, and professionals are participating in a statewide celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education on May 6, 2016, and registration continues to grow.

Governor Deal has signed a proclamation recognizing May 6th as Georgia STEM Day. In order to continue fostering growth and support for the program, TAG-Ed is collaborating on programs with Georgia education institutions, associations, and STEM-based companies.  This year, TAG-Ed and Georgia Aquarium are hosting a joint event on May 6th at the aquarium in celebration of STEM Day and the one million students served since inception in 2005 at Georgia Aquarium.

STEM Day is a statewide opportunity for schools, students, teachers, and companies to raise awareness by celebrating and engaging in innovative, hands-on activities involving STEM. Georgia STEM Day helps students make the critical connection between the classroom and future career opportunities. 

“TAG-Ed and our community partners are thrilled to see the ongoing support and engagement STEM Day is having in its fourth year,” said Michael Robertson, executive director of TAG Education Collaborative.  “As schools continue to register, we are encouraged to see the inventive activities being planned to excite students about STEM.  It’s inspiring to see valuable partnerships being formed between schools and STEM related businesses as a result of this initiative.”

For more information or to register, please visit http://bit.ly/GASTEMDay. To watch the STEM Day informational video, courtesy of Definition 6 please visit https://youtu.be/2jrTuczpPi8. Be sure to share your own STEM Day celebration on social media by using #GASTEMDay.

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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