Finalists announced for 3rd annual Georgia STEM Education Awards

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) today announced the finalists for the 3rd annual Georgia STEM Education Awards which recognizes schools, programs, and companies for outstanding efforts and achievements in supporting and promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education in Georgia.

Award Finalists were named during a statewide phone briefing for schools and the media.

"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," said Michael Robertson, Executive Director of TAG Education Collaborative. "Engaging our students in STEM will benefit them for years to come with challenging and exciting careers."

This year's Finalists were chosen from applicants from across the state in 8 different categories:

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

Winners in each category will be officially honored at The 3rd Annual Georgia STEM Education Awards event held on Sept. 26 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in Savannah, Georgia.  The event is presented by TAG, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed), a non-profit 501c3 dedicated to advancing STEM education in Georgia, and TAG Savannah.

"STEM occupations will increase in Georgia by more than 22,000 during the current decade," said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. "The finalists of this year's STEM Education Awards are helping to prepare the tech-ready workforce needed to fill these jobs and we applaud them for standing out as leaders in Georgia's educational community."

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