ATLANTA (October 4, 2016) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) today announced the finalists for the fifth annual STEM Education awards. These awards were created to recognize and celebrate schools, extracurricular programs, public-private partnerships, science agencies and post-secondary education outreach programs for outstanding efforts and achievement in supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering, and math education in Georgia.
“We applaud each of this year’s finalists for their extraordinary efforts to bolster awareness about the importance of STEM and for their hard work to increase student participation in science, technology, engineering and math programs,” said Michael Robertson, director of TAG-Ed. “Georgia will need to fill some 211,000 STEM-related jobs by 2018, so we are pleased to showcase so many great schools, programs and organizations that are helping to develop a strong future workforce for our state. ”
The following are finalists for the 2016 awards.
· Canton ES STEM Academy – Canton, GA
· River Eves Elementary – Roswell GA
· Samuel E. Hubbard Elementary School – Forsyth, GA
· Whitlow Elementary – Cumming, GA
· Woodland Elementary School – Sandy Springs, GA
· Amana Academy – Alpharetta, GA
· Fulton Science Academy Private School – Alpharetta, GA
· J.C. Booth Middle School – Peachtree City, GA
· Living Science Home Studies – Woodstock, GA
· Valdosta Middle School STEM Academy – Valdosta, GA
· Darlington School – Rome, GA
· Forsyth County Schools – Forsyth, GA
· Living Science Home Studies – Woodstock, GA
· Peachtree Ridge High School – Suwanee, GA
· Westlake High School – Atlanta, GA
Post-Secondary & Corporate Outreach
- Cisco Systems, Inc.
- State Farm Insurance
- Technical Women in Georgia Employee Resource Group
- The University of Georgia, The College of Engineering
- Feldwood Elementary STEM – College Park, GA
- FSAPS Extracurricular Academic Teams – “Full Steam Ahead” – Alpharetta, GA
- Marietta City Schools Pre-Engineering Pipeline – Marietta, GA
- SECME – Statesboro, GA
- STE(A)M Truck – Decatur, GA
- Sumo Robot League – Augusta, GA
- Walton Robotics Team – Marietta, GA
STEM Day Activity
- Brookwood School – Dalton, GA
- Eagle Springs Elementary – Byron, GA
- Henderson Mill Elementary School – Atlanta, GA
- Kedron Elementary – Peachtree City, GA
- Odom Elementary – Moultrie, GA
- M H Mason Elementary School – Duluth, GA
- Paulding County High School – Dallas, GA
- Snelson-Golden Middle School – Hinesville, GA
- Woodland Elementary School – Atlanta, GA
STEM Certified School Outreach
- Clark Creek Elementary STEM Academy – Acworth, GA
- Elm Street Elementary – Rome, GA
- Ford Elementary – Acworth, GA
- Lithia Springs High School – Lithia Springs, GA
- Northside Elementary School – Warner Robbins, GA
- Tucker Middle School – Tucker, GA
- White Oak Elementary – Sugar Hill, GA
“We received more than 180 nominations for our inaugural STEM Education Awards,” stated Amanda Hendley, Chief Operating Officer for TAG. “We are very pleased with the number and quality of all of our applicants. These finalists represent the best of the best in STEM education.”
Winners will be announced during a special, half-day event on November 4th at the Loudermilk Center in Atlanta. To learn more, visit: http://www.tagonline.org/events/stem-education-awards/ .
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 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 34 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.