By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Schools, Companies & Programs Honored for Their Achievements in STEM

Eight outstanding schools, companies or programs were awarded this year’s annual STEM Education Awards held in early November at the Loudermilk Conference Center in Atlanta.

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) honored Georgia schools, programs, and companies for supporting efforts and achievements in promoting science, technology, engineering and math education (STEM) throughout the state of Georgia.

“This year’s STEM Education Awards was a huge success,” says Dr. Reginald Turner, Senior Director of Partnerships, TAG-Ed. “It is a tremendous honor for TAG-Ed along with the Technology Association of Georgia to be leaders in awarding schools, organizations or companies who are dedicated and determined to lead in STEM Education and be a part of shaping the tech workforce for the foreseeable future.”

The annual STEM Education Awards were handed out to award winners in the following categories:

Elementary School - Recognizes innovative STEM curriculum and programs in Elementary Schools that promote STEM Education in the classroom and expand STEM skills while helping to point students towards productive technology-related careers:
▪ Cleveland Avenue Elementary School

Middle School - Recognizes innovative STEM curriculum and programs in Middle Schools that promote STEM Education in the classroom and expand STEM skills while helping to point students towards productive technology-related careers:
▪ Coleman Middle School

High School - Recognizes innovative STEM curriculum and programs in High Schools that promote STEM Education in the classroom and expand STEM skills while helping to point students towards productive Technology related careers:
▪ South Atlanta High School

STEM Day - Georgia’s Annual STEM Day Celebration Winner:
▪ Isle of Hope K-8 STEM School

STEM Certified School - Recognizes the crucial role that STEM Certified schools play in mentoring other schools that are working towards certification. Nominees for this award will be evaluated based on their outreach efforts supporting other schools and programs:
▪ Northside Elementary School

Post Secondary Outreach - Recognizes the crucial work of attracting and transitioning students interested in STEM Education to post-secondary programs that expand STEM skills and lead to productive technology-related careers:
▪ Georgia State University

Corporate Outreach: - Recognizes the efforts of the business community to get involved and better prepare our students for technology careers of the future:
▪ Honeywell Hometown Solutions

Extracurricular Program - Recognizes extracurricular programs who provide innovative STEM opportunities for students in order to expand STEM skills and workforce readiness:
▪ Museum of Aviation

Errika Moore, TAG-Ed Executive Director, stated, “STEM Education Awardees are proof that the Georgia STEM Ecosystem is flourishing and creating an amazing impact for students throughout the state. We congratulate the winners thankful to all the schools, organizations and
companies that submitted an application and applaud the impact they’ve had in making a difference.”

About TAG Education Collaborative
Technology Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) strengthens Georgia’s future workforce by providing students with access, exposure, and awareness to STEM opportunities through innovative and relevant hands-on learning experiences. By providing exposure today through
internships, professional development, immersion experiences and connections to industry professionals TAG-Ed helps shape the future workforce possibilities and talent of tomorrow. For more information visit www.tagedonline.org.

About Technology Association of Georgia
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 33,000 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 33 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit www.tagonline.org.

Published: 2018-11-28 21:00