Technology Association of Georgia Announces STEM Finalists

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) announced the finalists for the 3rd annual Georgia STEM Education Awards. TAG and TAG-Ed recognizes schools, programs and companies that promote STEM in Georgia.

TAG has occupied the spotlight recently for teaming up with Governor Deal to push a curriculum reform that will allow high school students to substitute programming courses for math, science or foreign language courses.

Michael Robertson, Executive Director of TAG Education Collaborative said in the press release:

“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. Engaging our students in STEM will benefit them for years to come with challenging and exciting careers.”

Winners in each of the eight categories 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. The finalists are listed after the jump.

Elementary School

  • Brookwood Elementary School, Cumming
  • 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, Alpharetta
  • Hilsman Middle School, Athens
  • Rex Mill Middle School, Clayton

High School

  • 12 for Life, Carrolton
  • 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
  • Computers for Youth: Atlanta’s Digital Learning Program, 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, Decatur
  • Eagle Springs Elementary School, Byron
  • 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

I am thankful to those listed for promoting STEM in Georgia. I bet the Georgia Department of Economic Development Workforce Division is equally thankful.