Heart of Georgia YSTC

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

  • 470-578-7592

  • gystc@kennesaw.edu

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.

PROGRAMS OFFERED

Educator Programs

Virtual 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.

Virtual Professional Learning Workshops

These one-hour sessions cover a variety of topics to enhance the teaching capabilities of educators.

STUDENT PROGRAMS

Virtual Afterschool for Math and Science

This GYSTC afterschool program is a virtual refresher in math and science exercises in which some students might need a little more time to progress at a more satisfactorily level.

Virtual 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.

PARENT PROGRAMS

Virtual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Academy for Parents with Grades K-5 Students

GYSTC works to improve the teaching-learning process for teachers, parents and students. GYSTC STEM Academy for Parents focuses on providing real-world experiences that parents can use to assist their students virtual learning experiences.