Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (GSMST) has been named a finalist in the first annual S.T.E.M. Education Awards.
The S.T.E.M. awards were created by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) to recognize and celebrate schools, extracurricular programs, public-private partnerships, science agencies and post-secondary education outreach programs for outstanding efforts and achievement in supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering, and math education in Georgia, according to a recent press release.
The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, is a charter school located in Lawrenceville and is open to Snellville students.
“We applaud GSMST for its extraordinary efforts to bolster awareness about the importance of STEM and for their hard work to increase student participation in science, technology, engineering and math programs,” said Michael Robertson, director of TAG-Ed. “Georgia will need to fill some 211,000 STEM-related jobs by 2018, so we are pleased to showcase the great schools, programs and organizations that are helping to develop a strong future workforce for our state.”
GSMST was named a finalist for inspiring students to become interested in STEM and incorporating the advancement of STEM education through an integrated curriculum and community partnerships, according to the press release.
“We are extremely honored to be recognized as a finalist by TAG and TAG-Ed.," said Dr. Jeff Mathews, GSMST principal. "Our students and teachers at GSMST are a very special team. This honor not only evidences their success, but it also illustrates the accomplishment of our partnerships, commitment of our families and stakeholders, as well as the guidance of our Advisory Board and the Gwinnett County Board of Education.”
Winners will be announced during a special, half-day event on September 14 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. To learn more, visit their website.