Georgia College offers a number of science and engineering contests that engage students of all ages and backgrounds.
Science & Engineering Fair:
Georgia College Regional Science & Engineering Fair is proud to be affiliated with the Georgia Science & Engineering Fair and the International Science & Engineering Fair. The regional competition is hosted annually on the first Friday of February at Georgia College. Participating Counties: Baldwin, Bibb, Hancock, Jasper, Jefferson, Jones, Laurens, Monroe, Putnam, Washington, Wilkinson, and Twiggs.
Georgia College State K-5 Science Fair is proud to showcase primary and elementary-aged students from across the state of Georgia. The state K-5 competition is hosted annually on the second Thursday in March at Georgia College.
The Science and Engineering Fair showcases the results of inquiry by elementary, middle, and high school students in central Georgia. Participants at all K-12 levels identify problems and design unique, organized, and logical strategies for finding solutions. The research process teaches students how scientists and engineers contribute to the advancement of science and engineering.
For forms, registration, and more information about science competitions, visit this link.
Summer Science Programs
Georgia College hosts a number of free and/or affordable summer enrichment science and mathematics programs. Our programs spark the imagination of youth through unique, engaging, inquiry-based activities. For more information, click here.
Teacher Professional Development
Georgia College offers exciting and cutting edge professional development programs and courses for teachers to increase content and pedagogical skills that improve literacy in STEM disciplines. Partnerships across P-16 levels in turn increase the pedagogical content knowledge of university faculty. For more information, visit this link.
The focus of the 'STEMing into the Community' program is to share STEM with the community via science demonstrations and a hands-on STEM Marketplace staged at a variety of venues including schools, community centers, churches, libraries, and museums, among others. Each program is tailored to the needs of the individuals requesting a presentation. The presentations are designed to be informative and to provide positive role models of individuals who are interested in and enthusiastic about STEM. For more information, visit this link.
The STEM Initiative at Georgia College responds to the dire need for graduates in STEM-related professions by providing capacity-building activities that promote the development of a strong curriculum and instruction in STEM fields. For more information about programs and initiatives that support Science Education on campus, click here.
Want to read more about the programs and events of the Science Education Center? Be sure to visit archived editions of our page-turning publication, "The Nucleus".