ATLANTA, Aug. 30 -- The Technology Association of Georgia issued the following news release:
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) today announced the finalists for the second annual Georgia STEM Education Awards which recognizes schools, programs, and companies for outstanding efforts and achievements in supporting and promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education in Georgia.
Award Finalists were named during a special live broadcast that was streamed to schools throughout Georgia and made available via satellite for use by local TV stations around the state. The broadcast (http://bcove.me/k5bxglw7) was made possible through the support of Cisco Systems Inc., the US Department of Commerce- Economic Development Association, and Georgia Public Broadcasting; and featured acknowledgements from Georgia Labor Commissioner, Mark Butler and TAG President/CEO Tino Mantella.
"Recent Studies show that Georgia will need to fill approximately 211,000 STEM-related jobs by 2018," said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. "The 2013 Georgia STEM Education Awards finalists are helping to prepare the tech-ready workforce to fill these jobs and we applaud them for standing out as leaders in Georgia's educational community."
This year's Finalists were chosen from among more than 170 applicants in 8 different categories:
* Brookwood Elementary School, Dalton, Whitfield County
* Hightower Elementary STEM School, DeKalb County
* Honey Creek Elementary, Rockdale County
* May Howard Elementary School, Savannah-Chatham County
* Sope Creek Elementary, Cobb County
* High Meadows Middle School, Fulton County
* Living Science Home Studies, Cherokee County
* Rossville Middle School, Walker County
* The Westminster Schools, Fulton County
* Carrollton High School, Carrollton, Carroll County
* East Coweta High School, Coweta County
* Forsyth Central High School, Forsyth County