ATLANTA (May 20, 2017) – 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 already over 400,000 students, educators, and professionals are participating in a statewide celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education on May 5, 2017, and registration continues to grow.
Governor Deal has signed a proclamation recognizing May 5th as Georgia STEM Day. In order to continue fostering growth and support for the program, TAG-Ed is collaborating on programs with Georgia education institutions, associations, and STEM-based companies. This year, Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta, Novelis, Chehaw, The Jekyll Island Sea Turtle Center and more are all hosting exciting student centered STEM events and activities in celebration of Georgia STEM Day.
STEM Day is a statewide opportunity for schools, students, teachers, and companies to raise awareness by celebrating and engaging in innovative, hands-on activities involving STEM. Georgia STEM Day helps students make the critical connection between the classroom and future career opportunities.
“We must do everything we can to help fill the increasing number of STEM-related jobs in Georgia,” said Larry Williams, President of Technology Association of Georgia. “TAG-Ed and our community partners are thrilled to see the ongoing support and engagement STEM Day is having in its fourth year. It’s inspiring to see valuable partnerships being formed between schools and STEM related businesses as a result of this initiative.”
About TAG Education Collaborative
TAG Education Collaborative is dedicated to developing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiatives in Georgia. Through partnerships with statewide STEM programs, government organizations, and local businesses, TAG-Ed fosters student interest in STEM in order to increase awareness of technology careers. TAG-Ed hosts the Exploring STEM Careers Pipeline Program, an initiative for underrepresented metro Atlanta youth, an internship program for high school students, Georgia STEM Day, two team challenges for students interested in web design, and The Vine Event and The Horizon Awards, annual fundraisers benefiting STEM education. For additional information, visit TAG Education Collaborative.