The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) announced the winners for the sixth annual STEM Education awards at a special ceremony held in Atlanta on Friday, November 3rd. These awards were created to recognize and celebrate educators and students for outstanding efforts and achievement in supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering, and math education in Georgia. More than 150 members of the technology and education community were on hand at the event which was sponsored by State Farm.
“According to Georgia Department of Labor projections, Georgia will need to fill more than 79,000STEM jobs through 2020,” said Larry Williams, President of TAG. “Our 2017 STEM Education Award winners and finalists are helping Georgia meet the future demands of our innovation economy and we are proud to recognize their good work.”
The following are the winners for the 2017 awards:
Elementary School – Tritt Elementary- Marietta, GA
Middle School – The STEM Academy at Bartlett- Savannah, GA
High School – Lambert High School-Suwanee, GA
Corporate Outreach- Georgia Transmission Corporation
Post-Secondary Outreach – Georgia Tech Research Institute
Extracurricular Program – STEAM Truck
STEM Day Activity – J.C. Booth MS- Peachtree City, GA
STEM Certified School Outreach – Amana Academy- Alpharetta, GA
“We applaud each of this year’s finalists for being so committed and intentional in their efforts to increase student participation in science, technology, engineering and math programs,” said Errika Moore, executive director of TAG-Ed. “We are pleased to showcase so many great schools, programs & organizations that are helping to develop a strong future workforce.”
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members through regional chapters. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace. It is the ultimate goal that these connections will stimulate and enhance 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 34 professional societies.
The TAG Education Collaborative shares the mission of Georgia STEM to focus on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.
About TAG Education Collaborative
TAG Education Collaborative initiatives include an internship program for high school students interested in technology careers and a web-based team challenge for middle school students interested in web design. In addition, the Vine Event, a fundraiser launched in 2009, has raised more than $250,000 to support STEM education. The TAG Education Collaborative provides programs to feed information to middle and high school students to generate interest in S.T.E.M. education and technology careers. Through partnerships with other programs providing hands-on activities, TAG-Ed fosters student and teacher interest in technology, and promotes the opportunities available in technology careers.
For additional information, visit TAG Education Collaborative or contact Errika Moore at Errika@tagonline.org