In its third year running, the Atlanta Science Festival is once again garnering support from an amazing variety of companies, universities and centers across the country. This year, 34 sponsors have lent their backing to the southeast’s most incredible celebration of local science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). It all happens March 19-26, 2015.
This year the Atlanta Science Festival boasts seven new and 27 returning sponsors.
The Atlanta Science Festival is a collaboration of more than 100 scientific, educational, corporate, civic, cultural and community organizations including:.
Georgia Institute of Technology
Metro Atlanta Chamber
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Mercer University and Mercer Health Sciences Center
Delta Air Lines
Georgia State University
The Clorox Company
Thompson Hine, LLP
NSF/NASA Center for Chemical Evolution
Georgia BioEd Institute
NSF Center for Selective C-H Functionalization
Kennesaw State University
Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP
Georgia Tech Research Institute
The Children’s School
Georgia Connections Academy
Georgia Natural Gas
North American Electric Reliability Corporation
Clear Channel Outdoor
“We are thrilled to join with these sponsors to celebrate a shared vision of metro Atlanta as a region full of educational, career, and cultural opportunities in science,” said Festival executive co-director Jordan Rose. “Atlanta is a hub of innovation where so many of us are working to secure a prosperous future by encouraging pursuit of scientific interests and skills for the entire community. Together, we are helping everyone to feel pride in the scientific and educational resources right here in Atlanta.”
The Atlanta Science Festival celebrates local science and technology through a variety of engaging events and performances for curious people of all ages. The weeklong celebration culminates with a family-friendly, all-day interactive Exploration Expo at Centennial Olympic Park.
“Georgia State University is honored to support the Atlanta Science Festival again this year. The Festival's mission supports our university's strong emphasis on STEM education and career-readiness,” said Mark Becker, president of Georgia State.
The business community shares that excitement.
"We are so excited to see so many of our Chamber board members sponsor the Atlanta Science Festival,” said David Hartnett, Senior Vice president of Economic Development for the Metro Atlanta Chamber and Atlanta Science Festival Chairman. “The Atlanta Science Festival continues to grow and grow.”
A complete list of sponsors and partners can be found at AtlantaScienceFestival.org. For the latest information on the Atlanta Science Festival activities, please follow the event on Facebook at AtlantaScienceFestival, Twitter at @ATLSciFest and on Instagram at @atlscifest.