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.



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Upcoming Events

Board Members

Board Chair

Ms. Sharryse Henderson

Director, Center of STEM Learning, Georgia Highlands College


Ms. Jerri Knowles

Branch Manager, Northwest Georgia Credit Union


Ms. Rhonda Sosebee

Administrative Assistant, Georgia Highlands College

Mr. Jason Christian

Director of Laboratory Management and Operations, Georgia Highlands College

Mr. Chris Carey

President, Logical Systems, Inc.

Ms. Heather Carter

Bartow County Schools

Dr. Sharon Collum

Executive Director- Federal Programs & Prof. Learning, Bartow County Schools

Mr. Jarod Hosmer

Interim Superintendent, Chattooga County Schools

Mr. Jeff Martin

Title 1 Director, Chattooga County Schools

Ms. Angie Culbert

Science / STEM Chattooga County Schools

Dr. Jeffery R. Wilson

Superintendent, Floyd County Schools

Ms. Barbara Smith

Director of School Improvement and Professional Learning, Floyd County Schools

Mr. John Parker

Assistant Superintendent, Floyd County Schools

Dr. Laurie Atkins

Superintendent, Polk County Schools

Mr. Johnathan Kirsch

Principal, Cherokee Elementary School, Polk County Schools

Mr. Louis Byars

Superintendent, Rome City Schools

Dr. Leslie Dixon

Director of School Improvement, Rome City Schools

Dr. Tricia Waters

Math & Science Coordinator, Rome City Schools

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