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Finalists Announced for Third Annual Georgia STEM Education Awards

ATLANTA (September 8th, 2014) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) today announced the finalists for the 3rd annual Georgia STEM Education Awards which recognizes schools, programs, and companies for outstanding efforts and achievements in supporting and promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education in Georgia.  Award Finalists were named during a statewide phone briefing for schools and the media.


“It is exciting to see the progress we are making with STEM education in Georgia. The increase in nominations each year and the quality of the nominations made it difficult for our judges,” said Michael Robertson, Executive Director of TAG Education Collaborative. “Engaging our students in STEM will benefit them for years to come with challenging and exciting careers.”


This year’s Finalists were chosen from applicants from across the state in 8 different categories:


Elementary School

  • Brookwood Elementary School, Dalton
  • Eagle Springs Elementary School, Byron
  • Feldwood Elementary School, College Park 
  • Mableton Elementary School, Mableton
  • May Howard Elementary School, Savannah-Chatham County
  • Mount Vernon Presbyterian, Sandy Springs  

Middle School

  • Armuchee Middle School, Rome 
  • Cornerstone Christian Academy, Norcross
  • Cornerstone Schools, Cumming 
  • Fulton Science Academy Private School, Alpharetta 
  • Hilsman Middle School, Athens 
  • Rex Mill Middle School, Clayton 

High School

  • 12 for Life, Carrollton
  • Lithia Springs High School, Lithia Springs 
  • Ridgeland High School, Rossville 
  • Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career High School, Savannah-Chatham County
  • South Cobb High School, Austell 

STEM Certified School Outreach 

  • Carrollton Elementary School, Carrollton 
  • Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology, Lawrenceville
  • Henderson Mill Elementary School, Atlanta 
  • Lanier High School, Buford  
  • Wheeler High School, Marietta 

Extracurricular Program

  • Camp DEM (Design, Engineering and Manufacturing), Dalton 
  • CFY - Atlanta, Atlanta 
  • Engineering for Kids of Metro Atlanta, Atlanta 
  • National STEM Academy, Warner Robins
  • SMART Academy Center of Excellence, Atlanta 
  • Sandy Springs Education Force/ GTRI STEM Event, Sandy Springs 
  • STE(A)M Truck, Atlanta 

Post Secondary Outreach

  • Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Atlanta 
  • Augusta Technical College, Augusta 
  • Georgia Southern University’s Molecular Biology Initiative, Statesboro 
  • Mercer University School of Engineering, Macon 
  • University of West Georgia Institutional STEM Excellence, Carrollton
  • Westwood College, Atlanta 

Georgia STEM Day Activity

  • Columbia Middle School, Grovetown
  • Eagle Springs Elementary School, Byron 
  • Mason Elementary School & Peachtree Ridge High School, Suwanee
  • STEM @ Isle of Hope K-8, Savannah- Chatham County 
  • Woodland Middle School, East Point 

Corporate Outreach

  • Automation Direct, Cumming 
  • Cisco Systems, Lawrenceville
  • Georgia Power, Statewide 
  • Georgia Partnership for Telehealth, Blackshear & Waycross 
  • HATponics, Rossville 

Winners in each category will be officially honored at The 3rd Annual Georgia STEM Education Awards event held on September 26th at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in Savannah, Georgia.  The event is presented by TAG, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed), a non-profit 501c3 dedicated to advancing STEM education in Georgia, and TAG Savannah.


“STEM occupations will increase in Georgia by more than 22,000 during the current decade,” said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. “The finalists of this year’s STEM Education Awards are helping to prepare the tech-ready workforce needed to fill these jobs and we applaud them for standing out as leaders in Georgia’s educational community.”

For more information about TAG and the 3rd Annual Georgia STEM Education Awards or to attend the event, visit



About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)


The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 24,500 members and hosting over 200 events each year via 6 chapters across the state including Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia and Savannah. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 34 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.    For more information visit the TAG website at or TAG’s community website at

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