The second annual STEM education awards dinner is being held Friday night at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.
Schools, extracurricular programs, science agencies and post-secondary programs are being recognized for supporting and promoting science – technology, engineering and math in Georgia.
The event is being hosted by the Technology Association of Georgia. Organizers say recent studies show Georgia will need to fill more than 200,000 stem-related jobs by 2018.
"The economy is changing every single day. We need to do a better job in the state of Georgia of teaching our young people science, technology, engineering and math so that they'll become the workforce of the future," said Brady Cannon, of the Technology Association of Georgia.
Savannah-area finalists include May Howard Elementary, Woodville Tompkins, Savannah Tech, Savannah State and Explorer Post.
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