Technology Association of Georgia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAG announces a Statewide Call for Nominations and Applications for 2017 STEM Education Awards
ATLANTA (May 16, 2017) – The Technology Association of Georgia and the TAG Education Collaborative are excited to announce the 6th Annual STEM Education Awards, an event that will once again recognize and honor schools, programs and organizations for their outstanding effort and achievement in supporting and promoting STEM Education in Georgia.
Individuals, schools, companies, and organizations are invited to nominate themselves or others by completing the online survey found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B78DKJH. Nominations are due by 4:00PM August 12th, 2017.
Application categories include:
- Elementary School – This category recognizes innovative STEM curriculum and programs in Elementary Schools that promote STEM Education in the classroom and expand STEM skills while helping to point students towards productive technology related careers.
- Middle School – This category recognizes innovative STEM curriculum and programs in Middle Schools that promote STEM Education in the classroom and expand STEM skills while helping to point students towards productive technology related careers.
- High School – This category recognizes innovative STEM curriculum and programs in High Schools that promote STEM Education in the classroom and expand STEM skills while helping to point students towards productive Technology related careers.
- STEM Certified School Outreach - This category recognizes the crucial role that STEM Certified schools play in mentoring other schools that are working towards certification. Nominees for this award will be evaluated based on their outreach efforts supporting other schools and programs.
- Post-Secondary Outreach - This category was established to recognize the crucial work of attracting and transitioning students interested in STEM Education to post-secondary programs that expand STEM skills and lead to productive technology related careers.
- Extracurricular Program - This category recognizes extracurricular programs who provide innovative STEM opportunities for students in order to expand STEM skills and workforce readiness.
- STEM Day Activity - This category was created to recognize the best activities conducted by a school or extracurricular program during Georgia’s 2nd Annual STEM Day.
- Corporate Outreach – This category recognizes the efforts of the business community to get involved and better prepare our students for technology careers of the future.
To complete a nomination in any of the above categories the nominating party must have the following information:
- Nominating party’s contact information
- The school, program, camp, activity or company you recommend
- Explanation of the relationship between the nominating party and the entity being nominated
- A short paragraph explaining the nomination
- The contact information of the school, program, activity, or company
Organizations that are selected from the initial nomination stage will be given a more involved questionnaire that will be their final submission for the award.
The 6th Annual STEM Education Awards event will be held on November 3rd 2017 at the Loudermilk Center. For more information please visit http://www.tagonline.org/events/stem-education-awards/ or contact Crystal Bradshaw at crystal@TAGonline.org.
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 35,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.
The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 33 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.
For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.hubga.com.