ATLANTA August 28, 2015 – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) today announced that the Atlanta Science Festival is the winner in the Post Secondary Outreach category for the 2015 Georgia STEM Education Awards.
The Georgia STEM Education Awards recognizes schools, programs, and companies for outstanding efforts and achievements in supporting and promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education in Georgia.
“STEM education outside the classroom is our number one priority,” said Meisa Salaita, co-director of the Atlanta Science Festival. “We are delighted to receive recognition from our partners at the Technology Association of Georgia for our efforts in bringing interesting, experiential, and relevant science content to Atlanta residents. It is truly an honor to be recognized as the winner of the STEM Education Award in post secondary education.”
Winners competed in 8 different categories in the statewide event. “It was truly a challenge to choose from among the many applicants from around Georgia for these finalists,” said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. “We applaud all of our applicants for their excellent work in STEM.”
Winners were announced during a special awards gala on August 28th, held at the Carlos Community Center in Atlanta. The event was sponsored in part by Georgia Tech Research Institute, Promethean, and Cisco.
“It is so gratifying to see STEM education gaining momentum throughout the state of Georgia,” said Michael Robertson, executive director of TAG-Ed. “The programs selected as finalists are leading the way in this effort and sharing best practices that will prepare our students for the challenges ahead. “
For more information about TAG and the Fourth Annual Georgia STEM Education Awards visit: http://www.tagonline.org/events/stem-education-awards/.
About the Atlanta Science Festival
The Atlanta Science Festival is a weeklong celebration of local science and technology, held each March, that culminates with an all-day interactive Exploration Expo at Centennial Olympic Park. Scientists, experts and educators from local schools, colleges, universities, museums and corporations will uncover mysteries and explain discoveries in hands-on activities, facility tours, stimulating presentations, and riveting performances at venues across the city. Our mission is to celebrate the inherent integration of STEM/STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) in our lives today, share the impact they have on our community, and inspire us all to wonder about our future. The Festival is produced by a collaboration of science, cultural, and educational institutions, led by Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology and the Metro Atlanta Chamber. To learn more, visit AtlantaScienceFestival.org or call (770) 322-4992.
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