West GYSTC

  • University of West Georgia
    College of Education
    1601 Maple Street
    Carrollton, GA 30118

  • Cathy Fontenot

  • 770-328-8530

  • cfonteno@westga.edu

Opened in 1992, the West 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. West GYSTC is located on the campus of the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, GA. Among the many educational programs they offer elementary and middle school teachers and students, some favorites include Bugs for Breakfast, Science ABC’s, Amusement Park Physics, and Icky, Yucky, Squishy Science. The Center provides a variety of professional development programs and STEM kits for K-8 teachers and students.

 

SCHOOL SYSTEMS WE SERVE:

Bremen City Carroll County Carrolton City Douglas County
Haralson County Paulding County Oak Mountain Academy

 

PROGRAMS OFFERED

Educator Programs

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.

Professional Learning Workshops

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

STUDENT PROGRAMS

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.

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.

Board Members

Mr. Victor Rundquist

Senior Development Engineer, Southwire, LLC (Board Chair)

Mrs. Anna Clifton

Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning, Carrollton City Schools (Vice Chair)

Mr. Lealon Anderson

V.P. Commercial Lending (Retired), United Community Bank of West Georgia (Treasurer)

Mr. James Layton

Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative (Secretary)

Mr. Casey Bethel

Douglas County Schools

Ms. Tammy Brown

Paulding County Schools

Mr. Doug Moore

Oak Mountain Academy, Lower School Dean

Ms. Laura Dickerson

Haralson County Schools

Ms. Beth Childers

Carroll County Schools

Ms. Christa Smith

Bremen City Schools

Mr. Martin Smith

Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative, Retired