Twenty-three Georgia K-8 teachers were honored with $500 STEM STAR SCHOLAR AWARDS for excellence in teaching children science, technology, engineering & math (STEM) under the Georgia Youth Science and Technology Centers (GYSTC) umbrella at a Gala event celebrating GYSTC’s 30th Anniversary on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339.

The GEORGIA STEM STAR SCHOLAR AWARD recognizes innovation in integrating STEM curricula in elementary education. Each awardee was nominated by his /her local school district which will ultimately receive the award in the teacher’s name.  Award dollars will be used to purchase classroom supplies in support of continued STEM education.

The Gala served as a fundraiser to purchase mobile STEM LABS that will travel to education venues throughout Georgia and expose children to current and future STEM careers.  The STEM LAB, like the STEM STAR SCHOLAR AWARDS, represents GYSTC’s 30-year commitment to fostering excellence in science education throughout the state.

GYSTC was founded in 1989 as a Georgia nonprofit with a mission to advance science education and inquiry at the elementary level.  It does so by supporting teacher training and offering children and their parents numerous programs that build enthusiasm and excitement for STEM subjects.  Currently, GYSTC operates ten centers around Georgia.

For more information, contact GYSTC at (470) 578-7592/