Regional Center

Southwest GYSTC

Southwest GYSTC
ABAC at Bainbridge
2500 E. Shotwell Street
Bainbridge, GA 39819

Tammy Nowell



Opened in 1995, the Southwest 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. Southwest GYSTC is located on the campus of the Bainbridge State College in Bainbridge, Georgia. Among the many educational programs they offer elementary and middle school teachers and students, some favorites include the STARLAB Planetarium. The Center provides a variety of professional development programs and STEM kits for K-8 teachers and students.


Decatur         Mitchell

Grady           Thomas


Upcoming Events

Board Members

Board Chair

Mr. John Monk

First Federal Bank of Decatur County


Ms. Marvalynn Carroll

VP, First Port City Bank

Chip Davis

VP, Family Bank

Steve Golladay

Jones Research Center

Mark Hughes

Retired Biologist

Roy Brooks

Superintendent, Baker County Schools

Yolanda Turner

Superintendent, Calhoun County Schools

Shereka Harvey

Curriculum Director, Calhoun County Schools

Tim Cochran

Superintendent, Decatur County Schools

April Aldridge

Curriculum Director, Decatur County Schools

Bronwyn Ragan-Martin

Superintendent, Early County Schools

Jennifer Brown

Assistant Superintendent, Early County Schools

Kermit Gilliard

Superintendent, Grady County Schools

Laura Elliott

Assistant Superintendent, Grady County Schools

James C. Phillips, Jr.

Interim Superintendent, Miller County Schools

Roy Adams

Superintendent, Mitchell County Schools

Christy Wray

Curriculum Director, Mitchell County Schools

Brinson Register

Superintendent, Seminole County Schools

Corine Hamilton

Curriculum Director, Seminole County Schools

George Kornegay

Superintendent, Thomas County Schools

Melanie Chavaux

Assistant Superintendent, Thomas County Schools

Laine Reichert

Superintendent, Thomas City Schools

Daniel Oldham

Assistant Superintendent, Thomas City Schools

Rob Starner

Headmaster, Grace Christian Academy

Michael Kirkland

Executive Director, Bainbridge State College

David Bridges

President, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

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