Georgia STEM Day event in McDonough May 6


Special to The Times



On Saturday, May 6 the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Alliance in Atlanta and over 10 local agencies will join together to celebrate Georgia STEM day with the first ever, STEM South East Consortium.

This four-hour event will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Wesley Chapel UMC. It is the first event of its kind intended to rally the private sector, school age children, educators, colleges and universities on the Southeast side of Atlanta. The experience will be similar to the Atlanta Science Festival and will feature interactive booths for parents and students to explore. The STEM partners for the event include drone experts, engineering and geology experts, former military leaders, ministers, professionals, professors and community organizations.

The goal of this event is to spark a passion for the growing field of STEM careers in children and youth by engaging them in STEM activities and providing the opportunity to meet industry professionals who use STEM in their everyday careers. Multiple booths will provide interactive learning experiences with actual college professors and K-12 teachers. The Henry County Library System will be there providing activities and information on their STEM summer programs for teens. Middle and High school age students will have the opportunity to explore career and internship opportunities. Attendees will have the opportunity to see a drone demonstration by The Drone Shot and join in the group aerial photo at noon.

Families are invited to come explore the interactive booths of hands-on activities and demonstrations including coding, robots, drones, chemistry experiments, college information and more at this STEM Consortium. This event is free for parents and students. Limited tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com.

For more information about TAG visit www.tagedonline.org/about-us/)

Wesley Chapel UMC is located at 397 Racetrack Road in McDonough.