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.



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Carrol County Carrolton City Douglas County
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

Mr. Casey Bethel

Douglas County School System

Ms. Melanie Brooks

Ephesus Elementary School

Ms. Delisa Gledhill

Oak Mountain Academy, Lower School Dean

Ms. Sarah Graham

Paulding County School District

Dr. Brian Ridley

Haralson County School System

Dr. Marissa Ogando

Carroll County Schools Board of Education

Ms. Christa Smith

Bremen City School System

Mr. Martin Smith

Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative

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