Magnolia Midlands GYSTC

  • 131 College Circle
    Swainsboro, GA 30401

  • Erin H. Youmans

  • 478-289-2094



Opened in 1995, the Magnolia Midlands 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. Magnolia Midlands GYSTC is located at East Georgia College in Swainsboro, Georgia. Among the many educational programs they offer elementary and middle school teachers and students, some favorites include the STARLAB Planetarium and Family Math and Science Nights. The Center provides a variety of professional development programs and STEM kits for K-8 teachers and students.



Baldwin Candler Emanuel McIntosh Jefferson


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.


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.


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.

Board Members

Mr. Kenny Griffin

Retired, Swainsboro Georgia Power Company (BOARD CHAIR)

Mr. Carroll Gay


Mr. Cliff Gay

Vice President of Business Affairs, East Georgia State College (VICE CHAIRMAN OF FINANCE)

Ms. Jean Schwabe

Director, Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center (SECRETARY)

Dr. Noris Price

Superintendent, Baldwin County, BOE

Dr. Bob Boehmer

President, East Georgia State College

Ms. Toni Terwilliger

Assistant Superintendent, Emanuel County Board of Education

Mr. Ken Warnock

Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Larry Calhoun

Provost, Southeastern Tech

Dr. CaDeisha Cooper

Assistant Superintendent, Candler County Board of Education