TAG-Ed’s Third Annual Georgia STEM Day Provides Real-World Relevance and Career Opportunities
ATLANTA (May 8, 2015) TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed), the Technology Association of Georgia’s charitable organization dedicated to preparing the next-generation workforce, celebrated the third Georgia STEM Day on May 8, 2015. Over 630,000 participating students and educators from across the state engaged in innovative STEM-based learning activities.
“TAG-Ed and our corporate and community partners are thrilled that STEM Day is gaining traction across the state,” said Tino Mantella, president of the Technology Association of Georgia. “As this initiative grows, we hope that STEM Day will be celebrated on an annual basis by each student in every school throughout Georgia.”
STEM Day participants ranged from individual classrooms to entire school districts. Palmetto Elementary students in Fulton County explored physical and chemical components of science by creating lava lamps. Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology planned a full-day celebration that concluded with an awards banquet to honor student achievements in STEM. Assistant Principal Summer Hall of R.B. Wright Elementary in Colquitt County said her students had more fun on STEM Day than during the school’s field day. These are just a few of the hundreds of STEM Day activities completed across the state.
Additionally, local companies and universities committed to STEM education outreach partnered with educators to provide speakers and field trip opportunities in order to help students make the vital connection between their curriculum and STEM careers. For example, Junior Achievement of Georgia and Randstad volunteers are partnering together to bring STEM awareness through interactive career and budgeting activities at JA Finance Park.
Participants of STEM Day have the opportunity to be recognized for the Technology Association of Georgia’s STEM Education Awards, held this September in Atlanta, Ga. The STEM Education Awards were created to recognize schools, programs and companies for outstanding efforts and achievements in supporting STEM education in Georgia.
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.