TAG-Ed Announces Second Annual Georgia STEM Day on May 9, 2014
ATLANTA (February 25, 2014) – TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed), the Technology Association of Georgia’s charitable organization dedicated to preparing the next-generation workforce, is collaborating with the Georgia Department of Education and over 40 Georgia education institutions, associations, and STEM-based companies to support the second annual Georgia STEM Day on May 9th 2014.
STEM Day is a statewide opportunity for schools, students, teachers, and companies to raise awareness, celebrate and engage in activities involving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), in order to help students make the critical connection between the classroom and their future careers. Last year, over 300,000 students across 50 school districts participated in the inaugural celebration of STEM Day.
“With the success of the first STEM Day, our objective for this year is to continue to raise awareness about STEM education and the opportunities for students in exciting STEM related careers,” said Michael Robertson, executive director of TAG-Ed. “Moving forward, we hope that STEM Day will be celebrated on an annual basis by each student in every school across Georgia.”
Teachers, students and companies will be able to find STEM Day activities, ideas, and information on TAG-Ed’s website: http://bit.ly/GASTEMDay
“With the demand for qualified workers in STEM fields increasing every day, it is critically important that we provide our students with the skills they need to be successful in science, technology, math and engineering,” said State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge. “It is my hope that by highlighting STEM Day in Georgia, more students will find a passion for this area of study and choose a STEM pathway.”
Additionally, participants of STEM Day have the opportunity to be recognized for the Technology Association of Georgia’s STEM Education Awards, held on September 26 in Savannah, Ga.
The STEM Education Awards were created to recognize and honor schools, extracurricular programs, and corporations for outstanding efforts and achievement in supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering, and math education in Georgia.
To learn more or to register your class or organization for Georgia STEM Day, please visit TAG-Ed’s website: http://bit.ly/GASTEMDay. To follow the conversation on Twitter, track #GASTEMDay.
TAG-Ed’s Sponsors include:
- Opus Software
The 2014 STEM Day Partners Include:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.