GEORGIA TECH-SAVANNAH AWARDED BOOST GRANT FROM GA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO EXPAND CEISMC STEAM LABS TO RURAL GEORGIA

GEORGIA TECH-SAVANNAH AWARDED BOOST GRANT FROM GA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO EXPAND CEISMC STEAM LABS TO RURAL GEORGIA

SAVANNAH, GA – December 6, 2021 – The Center for Education Integrating Science Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC) has been awarded just under $1 million in funding by the Georgia Department of Education through their BOOST Grant Program. This grant will be allocated over three years and will specifically enable Georgia Tech-Savannah to extend access to their Saturday STEM/STEAMlabs and summer programs to rural Georgia communities and students who qualify for free/reduced lunch. The funding will help K-12 students overcome barriers to participation including registration cost, food, and transportation. Georgia Tech-Savannah campus offers high-quality and uniquely themed programs for K-12 students that are designed to inspire and enrich curiosity and enthusiasm for science, mathematics, engineering, art, and technology. Students can have fun while learning through experiments, hands-on activities, creative projects, and more.

The BOOST grant was applied for by Sirocus Barnes, CEISMC Student Programs Director at the Georgia Tech-Atlanta campus and Timothy Cone, CEISMC Program Director at the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus.  Around 25% of the funding will be allocated to the Savannah campus each year to enable rural students from counties such as Bryan, Effingham, Liberty, and Evans to participate in summer and Saturday programs. Students from throughout coastal Georgia who qualify for free/reduced lunch can also apply to participate. BOOST grants are allocated over three-years and renewed annually, to support community-based organizations that operate comprehensive out-of-school time (OST) programming year-round, over the summer months, or after school during the academic year. The goal is to provide evidence-based afterschool and summer enrichment programs that target learning acceleration and support whole child development. This grant is sponsored by the Georgia Department of Education through Georgia’s American Rescue Plan education allocation and administered in partnership with the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network.

“We are very excited to have been awarded this grant and bring in students who otherwise may not have had the opportunity to attend. Our programs are designed for students in 3rd-12th grade who are interested in discovering more about science, technology, engineering, and math through our applied and project-based learning. We hope to spark new interest and creativity within every student and look forward to expanding our impact,” said Timothy Cone, CEISMC Program Director at the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus.

Programs take place at the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus, 210 Technology Circle Savannah, Georgia 31407. Campus adheres to all COVID-19 policies and procedures in accordance with safety guidelines from local, state, and federal health officials.

For more information about CEISMC and these programs, please visit https://www.ceismc.gatech.edu/savannah/.

For more information on the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus, please visit https://pe.gatech.edu/savannah.

ABOUT GEORGIA TECH SAVANNAH:

Georgia Tech-Savannah provides educational experiences for learners of all ages. Our multitude of learning platforms are tailored to meet the needs of a diverse population, from working professionals pursuing career development and those seeking specific certifications to children eager to explore and discover. Georgia Tech-Savannah’s professional education, training and military programs encourages participants to challenge themselves and meet goals by sharpening existing skills and picking up valuable new ones. We’re proud to bring cutting-edge technology, applied research capabilities and innovation to the Coastal Empire, where our campus also serves as a home for various Georgia Tech affiliates, institutes, and centers. To learn more, visit us at pe.gatech.edu/savannah.

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GEORGIA TECH-SAVANNAH PARTNERS WITH EVANS COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM TO IMPLEMENT STEM/STEAM CURRICULUM FOR STUDENTS

GEORGIA TECH-SAVANNAH PARTNERS WITH EVANS COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM TO IMPLEMENT STEM/STEAM CURRICULUM FOR STUDENTS

CLAXTON, GA – NOVEMBER 23, 2021 – The Center for Education Integrating Science Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC) at Georgia Tech-Savannah campus extended its reach to rural Georgia in Evans County to help implement STEAM and STEM curriculum.

Together, Claxton Middle School and CEISMC successfully applied for a Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) grant. This grant facilitated training for teachers, administrators, and instructional coaches in project-based learning (PBL) through Advanced Manufacturing and Prototyping Integrated To Unlock Potential (AMP-IT-UP) modules, as well as purchasing the tools and equipment needed for these projects.

“The purpose of the Rural Education Innovation STEM/STEAM Grant is to assist districts and schools with professional learning in collaboration with regional and local community partners to create and develop STEM/STEAM programs/activities that help students make connections between the content standards, their passions and curiosities, and strategic partnership experiences within the local or regional community,” said Allyson Morgan, STEM/STEAM Program Specialist at GaDOE. “We were more than happy to provide funding for Evans County as they were extremely eager to implement the curriculum along with the guidance from Georgia Tech’s CEISMC department. We believe that the access to STEM/STEAM learning opportunities will help students in Evans County become critical thinkers and productive members of society, and we are delighted with the results of this program.”

During this training, CEISMC took the staff through an introduction to project-based learning and how to incorporate it into their courses, regardless of subject matter. The trainers demonstrated in-depth walkthroughs of select AMP-IT-UP modules, which are designed to promote workforce development and to identify and cultivate the next generation of creative STEM innovators. In addition to learning how to implement the selected modules, they provided additional examples of PBL content and how to create it for 6-8th grade. As a result of the professional learning, teachers created units that immersed students in hands-on learning and exposure to STEM/STEAM curricula.

To assist teachers through design and implementation of their PBL content, CEISMC provided additional support throughout the Sept. 2020 – Sept. 2021 school year.

“Evans County really wanted to incorporate CEISMC’s AMP-IT-UP modules in our teachings to allow our students to take an existing real world problem using standards, math, and science skills to develop a solution which better exposes them to project-based learning with hands-on curriculum. We were so thankful to be able to get this grant and work with Georgia Tech. The level of expertise they brought was next level and unprecedented. When we originally wrote the grant, we thought we would just get the modules and integrate them, but the Program Director was there with us every step of the way. When a teacher didn’t know how to use a tool, the Program Director would demonstrate proper use and also give teachers ideas on how to incorporate it in their teachings,” said Samantha Keyfauver, Instructional Technology Coordinator and Science Instructional in Evans County. “The networking and additional resources that CEISMC provided was an unforeseen benefit as they put us in contact with a lot of experts to provide us with extra support. I would highly recommend the partnership and the collaborative relationship to other school districts. Georgia Tech has been instrumental in helping us move forward with our goal of implementing PBL.”

The activities that CEISMC planned guided teachers through an integration of academic areas in the PBL unit created. For example, 7th grade teachers received professional learning from CEISMC to create a PBL unit focused on solving problems faced by Claxton’s local agriculture community, using the transfer of genetic information through reproduction. Each teacher connected to the PBL by providing learning experiences that emphasized skills from their subject matter and the task at hand.

“Georgia Tech Savannah and CEISMC Savannah welcomes the opportunity to extend our programs into rural counties in Georgia and provide teachers with training on how to incorporate existing project-based learning content & help them create their own with community partners to implement with the students. Not only does this expose the students to real-world problems and solutions, but it allows them to see what career opportunities there are within their own community, which we believe is really powerful. Our goal is always to enhance education but allowing for enrichment of a community through learning has an even greater impact. We hope to continue this partnership with Evans County and look forward to extending our reach even further,” said Timothy Cone, CEISMC Program Director at the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus.

For more information about CEISMIC’s programs, please visit: www.ceismc.gatech.edu/savannah/studentprograms.

For more information on the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus, visit https://pe.gatech.edu/savannah.

ABOUT GEORGIA TECH SAVANNAH:

Georgia Tech-Savannah provides educational experiences for learners of all ages. Our multitude of learning platforms are tailored to meet the needs of a diverse population, from working professionals pursuing career development and those seeking specific certifications to children eager to explore and discover. Georgia Tech-Savannah’s professional education, training and military programs encourages participants to challenge themselves and meet goals by sharpening existing skills and picking up valuable new ones. We’re proud to bring cutting-edge technology, applied research capabilities and innovation to the Coastal Empire, where our campus also serves as a home for various Georgia Tech affiliates, institutes, and centers. To learn more, visit us at pe.gatech.edu/savannah. 

GEORGIA TECH-SAVANNAH TO HOST 11TH ANNUAL CLEAN ENERGY ROADSHOW

GEORGIA TECH-SAVANNAH TO HOST 11TH ANNUAL CLEAN ENERGY ROADSHOW

SAVANNAH, GA – Nov. 3, 2021 – Georgia Tech-Savannah is slated to host the 11th Annual Clean Energy Roadshow with Georgia Public Service Commissioner, Tim Echols, on Thursday, November 18 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on campus, 210 Technology Dr. Savannah.

This zero-cost resiliency and sustainability educational seminar for government and commercial fleets will feature renewable natural gas, propane and electric vehicle conversions for light, medium and heavy-duty applications. Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor showcase of state-of-the-art alternative fuel vehicles, including Georgia-based, Club Car small-wheel utility vehicles, Blue Bird electric and propane school buses and a class 8 Waste Management CNG Refuse hauler.

Experts will discuss how rural and urban communities could use and benefit from clean energy vehicles in both private and commercial transportation. Participants will be offered a walking tour of the various low-emission and zero-emission vehicles, and later a post-event guided technology tour of the Port Fuel Center in Port Wentworth – a few miles away from the GA Tech Savannah campus. Lunch is provided and the event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

“We are pleased to have Tim Echols back on campus to host this year’s Clean Energy Roadshow to educate our local business and government leaders, along with the public, about the advantages of alternatively fueled vehicle technology. Every year, the road show connects with participants and provides them with additional resources, utilities, suppliers and advice on funding and project implementation for low and zero emissions,” said Diane Lee, executive director of the GT Savannah Campus. “Since the Roadshow’s inception, hundreds of clean fuel projects have started in Georgia; and we are glad to be able to bring this opportunity to the local community here on our Savannah campus.”

For the full agenda and to register for this free event, please visit www.CleanEnergyRoadshow.com

ABOUT GEORGIA TECH SAVANNAH:

Georgia Tech-Savannah provides educational experiences for learners of all ages. Our multitude of learning platforms are tailored to meet the needs of a diverse population, from working professionals pursuing career development and those seeking specific certifications to children eager to explore and discover. Georgia Tech-Savannah’s professional education, training and military programs encourages participants to challenge themselves and meet goals by sharpening existing skills and picking up valuable new ones. We’re proud to bring cutting-edge technology, applied research capabilities and innovation to the Coastal Empire, where our campus also serves as a home for various Georgia Tech affiliates, institutes, and centers. To learn more, visit us at pe.gatech.edu/savannah.

GEORGIA TECH-SAVANNAH INVITES LOCAL YOUTH TO LAUNCH PARTY FOR “YOUR VOICE IS POWER”

GEORGIA TECH-SAVANNAH INVITES LOCAL YOUTH TO LAUNCH PARTY FOR “YOUR VOICE IS POWER”

SAVANNAH, GA. – October 26, 2021 – The Center for Education Integrating Science Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC) at Georgia Tech-Savannah is hosting the “Your Voice is Power” (YVIP) Launch Party on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 10:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. on campus at 210 Technology Drive, Savannah. Students from Kindergarten through 12th grade(K-12), teachers, and parents are invited to this free kickoff event featuring coding tutorials and special speakers as well as food trucks, prizes, swag, and music from a local DJ. Registration is required for all participants.

Each year, Georgia Tech hosts the Your Voice is Power learning experience and coding competition allowing students to explore how computer science, music, and entrepreneurship can advance equity. Using Georgia Tech’s EarSketch platform, students code a 30 second – 3 minute musical remix using a popular song.

The featured speakers for this event include Chalece Delacoudray, a music technologist whose expertise has helped shape Your Voice is Power, and Victoria Baylor, a Certified Mindset and Clarity Coach, TEDx Speaker, Teacher, and #1 Amazon Best Selling Author. Chalece is featured in the Your Voice is Power curriculum videos and has led the workshops to help students learn EarSketch and song structures.

The YVIP Launch Party will host activities throughout the day. Morning activities are intended for teachers, home school families/cohorts, as well as 7-12th grade students. Afternoon activities are suitable for all ages.

  • Coding Workshops (10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) – Participants can get a head start in the Your Voice is Power competition by learning how to code in EarSketch. The workshop will guide and demonstrate how to utilize EarSketch and its Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to create their remixes for the competition.
  • Food Trucks (12:30 p.m. onwards) – Attendees will have the option to purchase food and support Savannah’s local food trucks while taking a break from the day’s activities.
  • DJ, Guest Speakers, and Giveaways (1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.) – Closing out a day of learning and fun, attendees can groove to the beats of the local DJ, hear from featured speakers, and participate in the giveaways.

“We are kicking off another year of making beats and learning code with this fun, interactive YVIP Launch Party. We highly encourage students to attend and participate to get familiar with the EarSketch Platform – it helps you learn to code using the most popular programming language in an exciting, creative way by making music,” said Timothy Cone, Savannah CEISMC Program Director at the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus. “Everyone loves music, and by educating through this innovative way, students learn a valuable, life-long skill that they can take with them into their future education and careers. We can’t wait to interact with everyone there and prepare for another great round of the annual competition!”

The event is free, but registration is required. For more information or to register, please visit https://www.ceismc.gatech.edu/savannah/.

For more information on the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus, visit https://pe.gatech.edu/savannah.

ABOUT GEORGIA TECH SAVANNAH:

Georgia Tech-Savannah provides educational experiences for learners of all ages. Our multitude of learning platforms are tailored to meet the needs of a diverse population, from working professionals pursuing career development and those seeking specific certifications to children eager to explore and discover. Georgia Tech-Savannah’s professional education, training and military programs encourages participants to challenge themselves and meet goals by sharpening existing skills and picking up valuable new ones. We’re proud to bring cutting-edge technology, applied research capabilities and innovation to the Coastal Empire, where our campus also serves as a home for various Georgia Tech affiliates, institutes, and centers. To learn more, visit us at pe.gatech.edu/savannah.

GEORGIA TECH-SAVANNAH SLATED TO FOCUS ON OSHA ISSUES IN NEXT VIRTUAL LEARNERS AND LEADERS FREE SEMINAR

GEORGIA TECH-SAVANNAH SLATED TO FOCUS ON OSHA ISSUES IN NEXT VIRTUAL LEARNERS AND LEADERS FREE SEMINAR

SAVANNAH, GA. – MARCH 16, 2021 – Georgia Tech-Savannah is slated to host the next in their breakfast series of virtual Learners and Leaders seminars from 9-10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 27.  These popular events are free to all participants, although registration is required.  Today, more than ever before, as the nation emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the responsibilities of employers and managers to follow guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are top of mind for many people in the workplace.

Participants in this free seminar will learn about OSHA issues and virtual attendees will hear from: Colin McRae, Partner at Hunter Maclean; Misty Hayes, Regional Safety Manager at U.S. Xpress, Inc.; Luke Dorman, Senior Project Manager at DPR Construction; and Tom Mcllvaine, EHS Manager. Each panelist will speak about their personal experiences and discussions will include a focus on: issues and the implications and challenges of a multi-employer worksite and how to implement best management practices for all types of employees working on the same jobsite; how to prepare for and what to expect from an OSHA inspection as well as the legal ramifications of employing temporary workers. Attendees will be invited to submit questions for the panelists by the program facilitator.

“Learning how to abide by OSHA regulations is essential in all types of workplaces. This virtual Learners and Leaders event is likely to be popular among safety directors, managers, supervisors, foremen and women, human resources professionals, and administrators who all need to be prepared (and prepare their employees) for these issues. I believe participants will be interested to hear from business leaders who have extensive experience with OSHA and value the opportunity to ask questions. We welcome any business professional to join us for this session,” said Dana Atkinson, Research Associate II at Georgia Tech OSHA Education Center.

To register for this event, please visit, https://osha2021currenttrends.eventbrite.com.

GEORGIA TECH-SAVANNAH INTRODUCES 2021 PROGRAM OF LEADING WELL WORKSHOPS

GEORGIA TECH-SAVANNAH INTRODUCES 2021 PROGRAM OF LEADING WELL WORKSHOPS

SAVANNAH, Ga. – TUESDAY, JAN. 5, 2021 – Georgia Tech-Savannah is rolling out a fresh slate of virtual Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHA) courses for the new year. The new educational offerings, which will be available from January through March 2021, focus on a variety of relevant topics and important OSHA principles and applications.

Georgia Tech-Savannah’s nationally recognized safety and health training solutions are especially popular in the coastal region, given the proximity to the GA Port of Savannah, distribution center, warehouses, etc. Now, the newly added virtual component makes these excellent opportunities available to attendees around the nation.

As one of only four OSHA Training Institute Education Centers, Georgia Tech-Savannah offers training for the construction and general industries from Savannah to South Carolina, northern Florida, and beyond. The courses are designed to provide participants with the skills needed to help companies reduce accidents, save money, lower worker’s compensation premiums, and increase promotion opportunities and make a positive impact in the workplace.

In addition, all these courses are applicable to one of Georgia Tech’s certificates in occupational safety and health. The following courses are scheduled as indicated:

  • OSHA 510: Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction Industry
    Jan. 25 – Feb. 2, 2021
  • OSHA 511: Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry
    Jan. 25 – Feb. 2, 2021
  • OSHA 500: Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction Industry
    March 8-16, 2021
  • OSHA 501: Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry
    March 8 – 16, 2021
  • OSHA 2255: Principles of Ergonomics
    March 23 – 26, 2021

“We are pleased to be able to expand Georgia Tech-Savannah’s already-stellar OSHA course offerings to let more participants take advantage of the training,” said Diane Lee, executive director of the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus. “These classes are always well-received, and we now expect them to attract even more enrollees from a wider geographic base.”

For more information or to register for one of the OSHA courses, please visit https://pe.gatech.edu/savannah/courses/occupational-safety-health

ABOUT GEORGIA TECH SAVANNAH:

Georgia Tech-Savannah provides educational experiences for learners of all ages. Our multitude of learning platforms are tailored to meet the needs of a diverse population, from working professionals pursuing career development and those seeking specific certifications to children eager to explore and discover. Georgia Tech-Savannah’s professional education, training and military programs encourages participants to challenge themselves and meet goals by sharpening existing skills and picking up valuable new ones. We’re proud to bring cutting-edge technology, applied research capabilities and innovation to the Coastal Empire, where our campus also serves as a home for various Georgia Tech affiliates, institutes and centers. To learn more, visit us at pe.gatech.edu/savannah.

GEORGIA TECH-SAVANNAH TO OFFER ALL-VIRTUAL OSHA CLASSES FROM JANUARY-MARCH 2021

GEORGIA TECH-SAVANNAH TO OFFER ALL-VIRTUAL OSHA CLASSES FROM JANUARY-MARCH 2021

SAVANNAH, Ga. – TUESDAY, JAN. 5, 2021 – Georgia Tech-Savannah is rolling out a fresh slate of virtual Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHA) courses for the new year. The new educational offerings, which will be available from January through March 2021, focus on a variety of relevant topics and important OSHA principles and applications.

Georgia Tech-Savannah’s nationally recognized safety and health training solutions are especially popular in the coastal region, given the proximity to the GA Port of Savannah, distribution center, warehouses, etc. Now, the newly added virtual component makes these excellent opportunities available to attendees around the nation.

As one of only four OSHA Training Institute Education Centers, Georgia Tech-Savannah offers training for the construction and general industries from Savannah to South Carolina, northern Florida, and beyond. The courses are designed to provide participants with the skills needed to help companies reduce accidents, save money, lower worker’s compensation premiums, and increase promotion opportunities and make a positive impact in the workplace.

In addition, all these courses are applicable to one of Georgia Tech’s certificates in occupational safety and health. The following courses are scheduled as indicated:

  • OSHA 510: Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction Industry
    Jan. 25 – Feb. 2, 2021
  • OSHA 511: Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry
    Jan. 25 – Feb. 2, 2021
  • OSHA 500: Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction Industry
    March 8-16, 2021
  • OSHA 501: Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry
    March 8 – 16, 2021
  • OSHA 2255: Principles of Ergonomics
    March 23 – 26, 2021

“We are pleased to be able to expand Georgia Tech-Savannah’s already-stellar OSHA course offerings to let more participants take advantage of the training,” said Diane Lee, executive director of the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus. “These classes are always well-received, and we now expect them to attract even more enrollees from a wider geographic base.”

For more information or to register for one of the OSHA courses, please visit https://pe.gatech.edu/savannah/courses/occupational-safety-health

ABOUT GEORGIA TECH SAVANNAH:

Georgia Tech-Savannah provides educational experiences for learners of all ages. Our multitude of learning platforms are tailored to meet the needs of a diverse population, from working professionals pursuing career development and those seeking specific certifications to children eager to explore and discover. Georgia Tech-Savannah’s professional education, training and military programs encourages participants to challenge themselves and meet goals by sharpening existing skills and picking up valuable new ones. We’re proud to bring cutting-edge technology, applied research capabilities and innovation to the Coastal Empire, where our campus also serves as a home for various Georgia Tech affiliates, institutes and centers. To learn more, visit us at pe.gatech.edu/savannah.