2022 STEM Scholar Awards

The Georgia STEM Scholar Award recognizes teachers who are working hard to integrate effective STEM education in their classrooms even now during these challenging times. We encourage you to apply as a Georgia STEM Scholar or nominate a colleague who you think is deserving of this award. The link to the 2022 Georgia STEM Scholar Application is listed below.

 

View Georgia STEM Scholar Award Application

Science Today

SCIENCE TODAY classes will provide a standards-based lesson which will allow students to develop an understanding of the content and do a hands-on experiment. Consumable supplies will be provided for all students. The cost for an entire class is based upon class size.

View Science Today Schedule

STEM Teacher Academy

Visit the link below if you are interested in more information and to attend the 2021-2022 STEM Teacher Academy. The academy will begin on September 13, 2021. Registration Deadline is August 13, 2021.

View STEM Teacher Academy

STEM Essentials Workshop

The STEM Essentials Workshop models a practical and hands-on approach to STEM instruction. Each lesson emphasizes the Georgia Standards of Excellence while also showing how to make 3D connections in ways that promote student passion for and understanding of STEM endeavors.

View Professional Learning Workshop Schedule

TRAVELING THE EXTRA MILE FOR GEORGIA STEM SCHOLAR AWARDEES

GYSTC takes great pride in our STEM Scholars – past, present and future!

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Upcoming Events

  • Fossils and Extinction
    October 19, 2021 9:00 am

    In this lesson, students will obtain information on how fossils provide evidence of past organisms. Students will learn how fossils are formed and get to make one themselves. The STEM career of paleontologist will also be introduced.

  • Star Light
    October 21, 2021 9:00 am

    In this lesson, students will develop their understanding that star brightness is attributed to distance and size. Students will learn about constellations and make a model of one. The STEM career of astronomer will also be introduced.

  • Build This Structure
    October 22, 2021 9:00 am

    In this lesson, students will develop their understanding that star brightness is attributed to distance and size. Students will learn about constellations and make a model of one. The STEM career of astronomer will also be introduced.

  • STEM Essentials Workshop
    October 26, 2021 9:00 am

    The STEM Essentials Workshop models a practical and hands-on approach to STEM instruction. Utilizing the 5E Instructional Model, these lessons are essential to any science classroom because they are engaging, affordable, and re-usable. Each lesson emphasizes the Georgia Standards of Excellence while also showing how to make 3D connections in ways that promote student passion for and understanding of STEM endeavors. Like your students, you will create, design, collaborate, and solve as you engage in relevant hands-on explorations.

  • Living vs. Non-Living
    November 2, 2021 9:00 am

    In this lesson, students will recognize the difference between organisms and non-living things. The STEM career of biologist will also be introduced.

ABOUT

The Georgia Youth Science & Technology Centers (GYSTC) is dedicated to promoting student interest and achievement in science and mathematics. As our mission states, Georgia Youth Science and Technology Centers, Inc. strives to provide quality programs for teachers of STEM subjects that improve the teaching and learning process at the kindergarten through eighth grade levels. We aim to stimulate a child’s interest from an early age to enjoy, not fear, the knowledge of science.

In addition, GYSTC’s services continue to enhance teacher quality and student achievement in science and math through innovative programming. Since 1989, GYSTC has provided supplemental STEM training to nearly 2 million K-8 teachers and students. GYSTC provides these services through a network of 10 regional centers and programs located throughout the state in many of the highest need areas.

Become A Member Of GYSTC

GYSTC memberships are open to all public, private, charter and homeschools in Georgia. Memberships are available on the system level. To view all GYSTC memberships and fill out a membership questionnaire of desired membership levels click on the link below.

PROGRAMS OFFERED

Educator Programs

In-Class Field Trips

An in-class field trip is a unique experience for the classroom teacher and the students class to view science from a different perspective.

Professional Learning Workshops

These one-hour sessions cover a variety of topics to enhance the teaching capabilities of educators.

STUDENT PROGRAMS

In-Class Field Trips

An in-class field trip is a unique experience for the classroom teacher and the students class to view science from a different perspective.

Family STEM Nights

Join one of our Virtual STEM Nights! Everyone in your family can participate. Activities are appropriate for K-2, 3-5 or 6-8, depending on the session you join.

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Please Help Support GYSTC

GYSTC’s unique profile and proven track record in addressing the critical and underserved areas of STEM education are our greatest strengths. However, we are challenged by the need to maintain and increase our revenue in a time of more needed virtual learning. One obvious solution is to work harder, smarter and more creatively to devise innovative programs that will compel support; we are doing that! This year, GYSTC served 31,358 students and teachers in 245 schools from 89 school districts. GYSTC provided nearly $1 million for supplemental STEM education for Georgia teachers and students in FY 2021! Empowering students for STEM careers is what we do!

Latest News

Download our FY 2021 Summary Report

The following GYSTC, Inc. FY 2021 Summary Report highlights several of our programs and activities we are all so happy to be a part of. We are extremely grateful and thankful to all of our partners. We could not operate or provide supplemental STEM resources to the teachers and students of Georgia without their support….

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TRAVELING THE EXTRA MILE FOR GEORGIA STEM SCHOLAR AWARDEES

GYSTC takes great pride in our STEM Scholars – past, present and future! The annual selections for this special group showcase the dedication, innovation and excellence in classroom teaching these creative educators perform daily. Unfortunately, for the second year, COVID-19 has forced the postponement of the joyous celebrations which see the winners travel to Atlanta…

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Georgia Youth Science & Technology Center (GYSTC) and AT&T Support Georgia Students Throughout COVID-19 with Remote STEM Learning

$50,000 Contribution from AT&T Connects Georgia students to GYSTC’s virtual learning experiences free of charge September 1, 2020, ATLANTA – With so many K-8 students in Georgia attending classes remotely this fall, Georgia Youth Science & Technology Center (GYSTC) is delivering virtual learning field trip experiences free of charge to Georgia public, private, charter and…

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GEORGIA CORPORATE PARTNERS SUPPORT GYSTC VIRTUAL LEARNING PROGRAMS WITH MAJOR DONATIONS

September 1, 2020, ATLANTA – The Georgia Youth Science & Technology Center, Inc. (GYSTC) is gratified to announce significant donations from four leading corporations. The grants in varying amounts will enable the continuation of important GYSTC programs that provide virtual education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) for Georgia’s elementary and middle school students….

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Congratulations! 2020 Georgia STEM Scholars

Thank you for joining GYSTC as we honor 26 recipients of our coveted 2020 Georgia STEM Scholar Awards. This outstanding group of educators was chosen for their thoughtful engagement with their students which, over the last year, resulted in imaginative classroom lessons that taught and support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. As parents,…

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2020 STEM SCHOLAR AWARDS LUNCHEON POSTPONED

The Georgia Youth Science & Technology Centers, Inc. is postponing the Georgia STEM Scholar Awards Luncheon scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC). Given the current situation and the concerns of the spread of the coronavirus, the event will be rescheduled at a later time. Take a moment to…

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