Regional Center

Etowah GYSTC

Georgia Highlands College
415 East 3rd Avenue, Heritage Hall
Rome, Georgia 31061

Dr. Robert Young


Opened in 1997, the Etowah 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 underserved areas in the state. Etowah GYSTC is located in Rome, Georgia at Heritage Hall on the campus of Georgia Highlands College. 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.



Rome City

Polk County

Chattooga County

Bartow County

Floyd County


Upcoming Events

Board Members

Board Chair

Sharryse Henderson

Natural Science & PE Georgia Highlands College


Jerri Knowles

Branch Manager, Northwest Georgia Credit Union


Rhonda Sosebee

Administrative Assistant, Georgia Highlands College

Dr. Gregory Ford

Dean, Natural Science & PE, Georgia Highlands College

Mr. Louis Byars

Superintendent, Rome City Schools

Ms. Debbie Downer

Chief Academic Officer, Rome City Schools

Ms. Holly Amerman

K-12 Gifted/STEM Coordinator, Rome City Schools

Mr. Jim Linderman

Superintendent, Chattooga County Schools

Mr. Jarod Hosmer

Assistant Superintendent, Chattooga County Schools

Mr. Mike Martin

Curriculum Director & Title 1, Chattooga County Schools

Ms. Angie Culbert

Science / STEM Chattooga County Schools

Dr. Laurie Adams

Superintendent, Polk County Schools

Dr. Jeffery R. Wilson

Superintendent, Floyd County Schools

Mr. David Tucker

Title 1 Director, Polk County Schools

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