FSAPS is Announced as 2014 STEM Education Award Finalist

Fulton Science Academy Private School Named a STEM Education Awards Finalist

Technology Association of Georgia Recognizes Award Finalists focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education

 

Fulton Science Academy Private School
Fulton Science Academy Private School

ATLANTA (September 8, 2014) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, today announced that Fulton Science Academy Private School has been named as a Finalist in the middle school category for the 2014 STEM Education Awards.

The Technology Association of Georgia’s 3rd STEM Education Awards recognizes schools, programs, and companies for outstanding efforts and achievements in supporting and promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education in Georgia.

Fulton Science Academy Private School is one of the leading STEM schools in Georgia. FSAPS has a strong STEM-based curriculum and many achievements in the STEM fields, as well as collaborates with the larger community to further improve STEM education in Georgia. FSAPS hosts the regional Technology Fair for all Georgia Private and Homeschool competitors and is the organizer of the annual statewide “MathGeniuses” competition, which attracts over 250 students. FSAPS uniquely offers separate Robotics and Computer Classes starting in Pre-K. FSAPS conducts an annual STEM camp every summer and has some of the strongest Science, Technology, and Math teams in the state. “We are honored that the dedication and hard work of our students, faculty, and parents are being recognized statewide” said Principal Kenan Sener.

“It is exciting to see the progress we are making with STEM education in Georgia. The increase in nominations each year and the quality of the nominations made it difficult for our judges,” said Michael Robertson, Executive Director of TAG Education Collaborative. “Congratulations to the Finalists!  Your work engaging these students in STEM will benefit the students you touch for years to come with challenging and exciting careers.”

 

This year’s Finalists were chosen in 8 different categories:

 

  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Post Secondary Outreach
  • Extracurricular Program
  • STEM Certified School Outreach
  • Corporate Outreach
  • Best STEM Day Activity

 

Winners in each category will be officially honored at The 3rd Annual STEM Education Awards event held on September 26th at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in Savannah, Georgia.  The event is presented by TAG, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed), a non-profit 501c3 dedicated to advancing STEM education in Georgia, and TAG Savannah.

 

“STEM occupations will increase in Georgia by more than 22,000 during the current decade,” said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. “The finalists of this year’s STEM Education Awards are helping to prepare the tech-ready workforce needed to fill these jobs and we applaud them for standing out as leaders in Georgia’s educational community.”

For more information about TAG and the 3rd Annual STEM Education Awards or to attend the event, visit http://bit.ly/STEMinfo2014

 

About Fulton Science Academy Private School

Fulton Science Academy Private School is located in Alpharetta, the Technology City of Georgia, and serves students in Pre-K through 8th grade. FSAPS is unique due to its high population of advanced and gifted students. FSAPS provides its students the opportunity to grow, learn, and play in an environment conducive to fostering academic growth. Our school has developed a high quality advanced academic program emphasizing S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) curriculum. We implement our academic programs with unique and innovative methods designed to develop advanced logic, high-level reasoning, greater material retention, and creativity. Fulton Science Academy’s environment is structured to minimize distractions and stress, while optimizing work ethic, self-initiative, good character qualities, and well-developed social skills. For additional information, please visit www.fultonscienceacademy.org or contact Principal Sener at ksener@fultonscienceacademy.org

About TAG Education Collaborative

TAG Education Collaborative is dedicated to developing science, technology, engineering and math initiatives in Georgia. Through partnerships with statewide STEM programs, TAG-Ed fosters student interest in STEM in order to increase appreciation for the opportunities available through technology careers. TAG-Ed hosts an internship program for high school students, two web-based team challenges for students interested in Health IT and web design, and the Vine Event, an annual fundraiser benefiting STEM education. For additional information, visit TAG Education Collaborative or contact Michael Robertson at (404) 920 –2038 or mrobertson@tagonline.org.

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 24,500 members and hosting over 200 events each year via 6 chapters across the state including Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia and Savannah . TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 34 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.    For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.TAGthink.com.

 

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