Regional Center

Heart of Georgia YSTC

Middle Georgia State University
1100 Second Street, SE
Cochran, GA 31014


Opened in 1995, the Heart of Georgia, 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. Heart of Georgia GYSTC is located at Middle Georgia State University in Cochran, Georgia. Among the many educational programs they offer elementary and middle school teachers and students, some favorites include Saturday Science Adventures, Summer Science Camps, Recycling, Clean Air Gran Prix, Family Science Programs, and Community Star Gazing Nights. The Center provides a variety of professional development programs and STEM kits for K-8 teachers and students.



Bleckley                Telfair

Dodge                    Treutlen

Laurens                 Wheeler

Montgomery         Wilcox

Dublin City


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Heart of Georgia YSTC

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Board Members


Dr. Steve Milletto

RESA Director, Heart of Georgia


Mr. Jody Rogers

(Earl Rogers CPA)

Mr. Steve Smith

Superintendent, Bleckley County Schools

Dr. Fred Williams

Superintendent, Dublin City Schools

Mrs. Julie Childers

Superintendent, Wilcox County Schools

Mr. T. Michael Hilliard

Superintendent, Dodge County Schools

Mr. Len Harrelson

Superintendent, Telfair County Schools

Ms. Suzanne Couey

Superintendent, Wheeler County Schools

Mr. Hugh Kight

Superintendent, Montgomery County Schools

Dr. Cheryl Conley

Superintendent, Treutlen County Schools

Dr. Dan Brigman

Superintendent, Laurens County Schools

Dr. Al Pollard

Superintendent, Pulaski County Schools

Mr. Kennon Graham

Citizens Bank and Trust

Mr. Henry Whitfield

Middle Georgia State University

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