Chattahoochee – Flint GYSTC

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

  • Emily Anne Strickland

  • 229-942-7864


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 Chattahoochee-Flint RESA (Regional Educational Service Agency) in Ellaville, 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.


Chattahoochee Macon Schley Taylor
Clay Marion Stewart Webster
Crisp Quitman Sumter
Dooly Randolph Talbot

Upcoming Events


Educator Programs


Please join us for the 2018 GYSTC Summer STEM institute.


Change your STEM culture; allow GYSTC to help you incorporate STEM into your daily lessons.



STEM Discovery Camp is an exciting four-day learning experience for bright, forward-thinking elementary school (grades 3-5) students who will evolve into our next generation


In this session we will start by building models of some of the most important molecules on the planet. Then we’ll experiment with these molecules to see what makes them so useful, interesting, and amazing. Get ready to have a blast as we explore these super fascinating molecules.

Board Members

Dr. Valerie Roberts

Superintendent, Stewart County Schools (Board Chair)

Mr. John Hamilton

Superintendent, Clay County Schools (Vice Chair)

Dr. Brandon Williams

Assistant Superintendent, Crisp County Schools (Treasurer)

Ms. Victoria Harris

Superintendent, Quitman County Schools

Dr. Craig Lockhart

Superintendent, Dooly County Schools

Dr. Jack Catrett

Superintendent, Talbot County Schools

Dr. Suzanna Smith

Provost, GSW

Dr. Michele Smith

STEM Coordinator, GSW

Ms. Tammye Pettyjohn Jones

Field Representative, Congressman Bishop's Office

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