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Georgia STEM Day: Over Half a Million Participants, and Climbing

Second Annual Georgia STEM Day engages students, educators, & tech organizations on May 9


ATLANTA (April 2, 2014) ­– 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 530,000 students and educators are participating in a statewide celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education on May 9, 2014, and registration continues to grow.


TAG-Ed 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. An official proclamation declaring May 9 as STEM Day for the state of Georgia has been signed by Governor Deal.


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-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.  “Through the registration on our website, we are delighted to see schools planning activities ranging from aquaponics and bridge building to week long STEM festivals and career fairs.”


For more information, please visit To watch the STEM Day informational video by Definition 6, visit To follow the conversation on Twitter, track #GASTEMDay.


TAG-Ed’s Sponsors include:

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

The 2014 STEM Day Partners Include:

  • After-School All Stars
  • Atlanta Science Festival
  • 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

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