Chattahoochee – Flint GYSTC

  • Georgia Southwestern State University
    800 GSW Drive
    Americus, GA 31709

  • Emily Anne Strickland

  • 229-942-7864

  • emily.strickland@gsw.edu

Opened in 1997, the Chattahoochee-Flint Georgia Youth Science & Technology Center is a Regional Center for GYSTC, Inc. which is a private, not-for-profit educational organization designed to increase interest in and enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for serious study, particularly among elementary and middle school teachers, students and parents in typically under-served areas in the state. Chattahoochee-Flint GYSTC at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, GA. Among the many educational programs they offer elementary and middle school teachers and students, some favorites include environmental science, chemistry, laws of motion, Family Science Nights, and Family Math Nights. The Center provides a variety of professional development programs and STEM kits for K-8 teachers and students.

 

SCHOOL SYSTEMS WE SERVE:

Clay County Dooly County Stewart County
Crisp County Quitman County Talbot County

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.

Board Members

Mr. Rodney Jacobs

Cooper Lighting Solutions (Board Chair)

Dr. Craig Lockhart

Superintendent, Dooly County Schools (Vice Chair

Dr. Brandon Williams

Assistant Superintendent, Crisp County Schools (Treasurer)

Ms. Nancy Fitzgerald

South Georgia Technical College (Secretary)

Mr. Jon-Erik Jones

Superintendent, Quitman County Schools

Dr. Jack Catrett

Superintendent, Talbot County Schools

Dr. Valerie Roberts

Superintendent, Stewart County Schools

Mr. John Hamilton

Superintendent, Clay County Schools

Dr. Suzanne Smith

Provost, Georgia Southwestern State University

Dr. Michele Smith

STEM Coordinator, Georgia Southwestern State University

Mr. Kenneth Cutts

Field Representative, Congressman Bishop’s Office

Mr. Glenn Godwin

Harris Equipment

Ms. Jenny Frantz

Strickland Accounting

Dr. Jessica Brown

Americus Dental

Dr. Shannon Shepard

Leesburg Animal Hospital

Mr. Brooks Nettum

AT&T (Retired)

Ms. Hannah Sloan

Community Connection Specialist, Flint Energies

Ex-Officio Members

Senator Freddie Powell Sims

State Senator

Senator Freddie Powell Sims

Rep. Gerald Greene

State Representative

Senator Freddie Powell Sims

Rep. Mike Cheokas

State Representative