2021 Georgia STEM Scholar Award

The Georgia STEM Scholar Award recognizes certified K-8 teachers who are working hard to integrate effective STEM education in their classrooms during these challenging times. The Georgia STEM Scholar Award recognizes teachers who demonstrate a passion and determination to provide students with innovative and challenging STEM experiences.

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Free Virtual In-Class Field Trips Sponsored by AT&T

Virtual field trips are unique experiences for the teacher and the students to view science from a different perspective. These field trips will provide a standards-based lesson which will allow students to develop an understanding of the content and do a hands-on experiment. Sponsored by AT&T.

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Register Today for Virtual Professional Learning Workshops

Please click on the link below to view the list of Virtual Professional Learning Workshops. Space is limited so REGISTER TODAY!

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Explore a STEM Career

Parents, teachers, and caregivers can register for an “Explore a STEM Career” and receive one STEM Career Kit to support it. The “Explore a STEM Career” kits are available 10 months out of the year for your students.

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Weekly Featured STEM Activity

The link to the Weekly Featured STEM Activity is listed below. A Simple STEM Activity will also be demonstrated on Facebook Live each Tuesday on the GYSTC Facebook page at 2:00 p.m.

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Virtual In-Class Field Trips

Virtual field trips are unique experiences for the teacher and the students to view science from a different perspective. These field trips will provide a standards-based lesson which will allow students to develop an understanding of the content and do a hands-on experiment.

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Virtual 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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Virtual Afterschool for Math and Science

This GYSTC afterschool program is a virtual refresher in math and science exercises in which some students might need a little more time to progress at a more satisfactorily level. A team of educators will prepare lessons for grades 3 through 8 in the areas of science with literacy and math.

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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

Virtual 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.

Virtual Professional Learning Workshops

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

STUDENT PROGRAMS

Virtual Afterschool for Math and Science

This GYSTC afterschool program is a virtual refresher in math and science exercises in which some students might need a little more time to progress at a more satisfactorily level.

Virtual 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.

PARENT PROGRAMS

Virtual STEM Academy for Parents with Grades K-5 Students

GYSTC works to improve the teaching-learning process for teachers, parents and students. GYSTC STEM Academy for Parents focuses on providing real-world experiences that parents can use to assist their students virtual learning experiences.

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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 56,896 students and teachers in 223 schools from 87 school districts. GYSTC provided nearly $1 million for supplemental STEM education for Georgia teachers and students in FY 2020!

Empowering students for STEM careers is what we do!

GYSTC's Impact FY 2020

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Professional Learning Communities

Professional Learning Communities focus on grade level specific topics and ideas for K-8 teachers.

Virtual In-Class Field Trips

Virtual field trips are unique experiences for the teachers and the students to view science from a different perspective. Supported by AT&T.

Virtual Professional Learning Workshops

One-hour sessions that cover a variety of STEM topics to enhance the teaching/learning process.

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Virtual Afterschool for Math and Science

A virtual afterschool refresher in math and science for students who might need a little more support to progress at a satisfactorily level. Supported by Siemens Foundation.

Virtual Family STEM Nights

Everyone in the family can participate in a Virtual STEM Night. Activities are appropriate for K-2, 3-5 or 6-8, depending on the session you join.

Virtual Siemens STEM Days

Everyone in the family can participate in a Virtual Siemens STEM Day. Activities are appropriate for K-2, 3-5 or 6-8, depending on the session you join. Supported by Siemens Foundation.

Virtual STEM Academy for Parents and Students

STEM Academy for Parents and Students focuses on providing real-world experiences that parents can use to assist their student's virtual STEM learning experiences. Supported by Lockeed Martin.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Please click on the link below to learn more about the career opportunities at

The Georgia Youth Science & Technology Center (GYSTC), Inc.

Latest News

Download our FY 2020 Summary Report

GYSTC adds its voice to the global agreement that 2020 is a year like no other! We hope that our achievements in 2019 – 2020 as outlined in these pages will impress and encourage you to strive toward the goals that are important in your life and that you and yours remain safe and healthy…

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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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GARDENS ARE BUZZING AND BLOOMING AS SW GYSTC OFFICE FOCUSES ON HIVES AND HORTICULTURE

The busy, buzzing honeybee, whose pollination of plants and flowers is critical to the global food supply, has a new generation of budding young scientists devoted to their survival in Grady County, Georgia.  Students from the Georgia Youth Science Technology Center’s (GYSTC) Southwest Regional Center have developed and maintain a sizeable outdoor garden replete with honey bee…

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