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STEM Education Awards finalists announced
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STEM Education Awards finalists announced

ATLANTA -- The Technology Association of Georgia and its Education Collaborative has announced the finalists for this year's Georgia STEM Education Awards.

The finalists were chosen from more than 170 applicants across eight categories.

"Recent studies show that Georgia will need to fill approximately 211,000 STEM-related jobs by 2018," TAG president and CEO Tino Mantella said in a statement. "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."

The award winners will be announced Sept. 27 at the second annual Georgia STEM Education Awards event in Savannah.

This year's finalists include:

Elementary School
* Brookwood ES (Whitfield)
* Hightower ES (DeKalb)
* Honey Creek ES (Rockdale)
* May Howard ES (Savannah-Chatham)
* Sope Creek ES (Cobb)

Middle School
* High Meadows School (Fulton)
* Living Science Home Study Center (Cherokee)
* Rossville MS (Walker)
* The Westminster Schools (Fulton)

High School
* Carrollton HS (Carroll)
* East Coweta HS (Coweta)
* Forsyth Central HS (Forsyth)
* Kennesaw Mountain HS (Cobb)
* Litha Springs HS (Douglas)

Extracurricular Program
* Computers for Youth (Atlanta/Fulton)
* Explorer Post Program (Savannah-Chatham)
* NWI Academy (Aiken/Augusta)
* Sandy Springs Education Force & Georgia Techn Research Institute (Fulton)
* Wheeler Circuitrunners Robotics (Cobb)

Post Secondary Outreach
* Augusta Technical College
* Georgia Tech's Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing
* Georgia Gwinnett College's Tech Pipeline Initiatives
* Georgia Southern's Molecular Biology Initiative
* Savannah State University

Classroom Technology
* Baldwin HS (Baldwin)
* Georgia Gwinnett College School of Science and Technology (Gwinnett)
* Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology (Gwinnett)
* Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah-Chatham)
* Savannah Technical College (Savannah-Chatham)
* Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career HS (Savannah-Chatham)

Corporate Outreach
* AVAS Technology (Fulton)
* Cisco Systems (Gwinnett)
* Coweta STEM Consortium (Coweta)
* General Electric (Cobb)
* IBM (Fulton)
* Inner City Aquaponics (Walker)
* UPS (Fulton)

Best Georgia STEM Day Activity
* ABC Montessori Academy (Henry)
* Benefield ES (Gwinnett)
* Museum of Aviation (Houston)
* Walker County Schools
* Woodland MS (Fulton)

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