Savannah, Georgia--The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) has selected The STEM Academy @ Bartlett as its 2017 Middle School Winner for the sixth annual STEM Education Awards. These awards were created to recognize and celebrate schools, extracurricular programs, public-private partnerships, science agencies and post-secondary education outreach programs for outstanding efforts and achievement in supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in Georgia.
Dr. Jimmie Cave, principal of The STEM Academy @ Bartlett, says, receiving the TAG STEM Award for Middle Schools means The STEM Academy @ Bartlett is recognized for its innovative instructional practices, student academic achievement, and continuous dedication to promoting STEM education in the state of Georgia. Cave went on to state, “This award is a testament to the hard work of the students and teachers, who not only engage in the STEM curriculum, but who are genuinely making attempts to find viable solutions to real world problems.”
Finalists for the competition included Conyers Middle School in Rockdale; Living Science Middle School in Woodstock; Coleman Middle School in Duluth; and The STEM Academy @ Bartlett in Savannah. The STEM Academy @ Bartlett was also chosen as a 2017 finalist for the STEM Certified School Outreach Award.
Errika Moore, Executive Director of TAG-Ed, states “According to the US Department of Labor at a minimum Georgia is projected to have over 92,000 computer related job opportunities in 2018. So we are pleased to showcase so many great schools, programs and organizations in the state of Georgia that are helping to develop a strong future workforce for our state. ”
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 35,000 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.
Part of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, The STEM Academy @ Bartlett is a specialty middle school serving sixth through eighth grade students. The school was Georgia’s first certified STEM middle school, is an Apple Distinguished School, and selected as FETC’s 2016 STEM middle school of the year. For more information about The STEM Academy, visit their website at http://stem.sccpss.com.