May 5: Georgia STEM Day

TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) strengthens Georgia’s future workforce by providing student with relevant, hands-on STEM learning opportunities by connecting Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) resources with leading STEM education initiatives. Formerly the TAG Foundation, TAG-Ed is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2002. The organization was later rebranded to TAG Education Collaborative to facilitate their role as the leaders for K-12 STEM education in Georgia.

TAG Education Collaborative presents Georgia STEM Day today, on Friday May 5, 2017. Georgia STEM Day is a day for schools and companies to raise awareness and engage in activities involving science, technology, engineering and math. TAG-Ed creates captivating, hands-on learning opportunities - including internships, classroom projects and technology competitions - for Georgia students to explore STEM fields. Last year’s event attracted over 575,000 students from more than 80 different school districts in the state. Since it began in 2013, Georgia STEM Day has engaged over 1 million students from 89 different school districts in the state.

Georgia’s future will include innovative and quality education in STEM is vital for providing professional opportunities for students as well as strengthening Georgia’s future workforce and economy. Inventive and engaging STEM learning starts with each teacher in each classroom across the state. Educators will be incorporating fun and innovative STEM activities into your classroom on May 5th. Companies will be volunteering to speak at local schools about their exciting STEM career, or host a field trip for students at their business for local students. Parents will be promoting STEM Day by providing resources and activity ideas for participants.

Spread the word! If your classroom, school or organization celebrates STEM day, be sure to submit your activities to TAG-Ed for a chance to recognized at the annual TAG STEM Education awards. The STEM Education Awards honors Georgia companies, schools, programs and a public/private partnerships for outstanding efforts and achievements in supporting and promoting STEM education. Join the conversation on Twitter, Follow @TAG_Education and use #GASTEMDay. Share your STEM Day project on Facebook, www.facebook.com/TAGEducationCollaborative