Regional Center


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

Cathy Fontenot


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.



Bremen City

Carrol County

Carrolton City

Haralson County

Heard County

Paulding County



Upcoming Events

Board Members


Mr. Victor Rundquist

Senior Development Engineer

Vice Chair

Mrs. Anna Clifton

Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning, Carrollton City Schools


Mrs. Donna Armstrong

Lackey Senior Vice President, Carroll Tomorrow & Carroll County Chamber


Mr. Lealon Anderson

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

Ms. Delisa Gledhill

Oak Mountain Academy, Lower School Dean

Ms. Cathy Fontenot (Non- voting Member)

Coordinator, West GYSTC, UWG College of Education

Ms. Sarah Graham

K-12 Science and Health Curriculum Coordinator, Paulding County School District

Dr. John Green

Director of Carrollton, Carroll County Education Collaborative (CCEC

Mr. Josh Lawson

Mr. Martin Smith

Director of Information Technology, Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative

Dr. Karen Strickland

Director of Federal Programs, Carroll County Schools Board of Education

Ms. Becky Wright

Ms. Kathy Yates

Georgia Power Area Manager

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