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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FY 2019 was a very successful year for GYSTC! The organization operated statewide with a limited $1.5 million budget and served 5,961 teachers and 56,410 students from 105 Georgia School Districts. We were able to serve the teachers and students of Georgia through our network of Centers. We provided services from our diverse programs such…

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At its September meeting, the Board of Georgia Youth Science Technology Center (GYSTC) elected Jennifer-Harper Taylor as a member the organization’s governing board.  Ms. Harper-Taylor is a long time official with Siemen’s Foundation having held many positions there since 1999 including serving as Vice-President, then President from 2010 to 2015.  Currently, she leads numerous educational…

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Mr. Don Barbour was elected to chair the board of the Georgia Youth Science & Technology Centers, Inc. (GYSTC) at the board’s June meeting. Mr. Barbour, who served as Vice- Chair of the board under the 8-year tenure of outgoing Chairperson Ms. Tanya Blalock, will serve as the new board chair to oversee the 17-member…

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This year’s STEM Teacher Academy focused on using engineering to help children with limb reduction defects. The Academy began, August 2018, at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Marietta, where teachers learned how the company is using engineering to help design and construct aircraft for our military. Teachers engaged in tours of the facility, participated in hands-on…

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Twenty-three Georgia K-8 teachers were honored with $500 STEM STAR SCHOLAR AWARDS for excellence in teaching children science, technology, engineering & math (STEM) under the Georgia Youth Science and Technology Centers (GYSTC) umbrella at a Gala event celebrating GYSTC’s 30th Anniversary on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Galleria Parkway,…

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Southwest GYSTC began with stars in its eyes.Southwest GYSTC was built with eyes to the sky but feet firmly planted in the earth. The architecture of its one-of-a-kind free standing Center was designed to accommodate the planetarium’s infrastructure one in which children from nine participating counties could gaze at starry skies and marvel at the…

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On Wednesday April 1, 1992, the very first Board of Directors of the West Georgia Youth Science & Technology Center met at the Warren Sewell Memorial Library in Bremen, Georgia to kick off a very successful regional center.  Jim Thompson, President and CEO of GYSTC welcomed the new members and named the following interim officers: …

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