The Stephen P. Robinson Collaboration Grant has been granted to Oak Mountain Academy to help launch West Georgia’s first STEM Fest through the University of West Georgia. The goal of the festival is to provide a fun-filled and educational set of events for local families, students, and the public to explore the excitement and wonder of hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, to inform about current scientific issues, and to connect the public with the local STEM community.
Thanks to the grant-writing efforts of Mr. Andrew Carnes, Upper School science and mathematics teacher at Oak Mountain Academy, along with the collaborative efforts of University of West Georgia, West Georgia Technical College, West Georgia Regional Library System, Carroll County School System, OFS Fitel, LLC, Carrollton City Schools, West Georgia Youth Science & Technology Center and The Burson Center, this free, family event is being offered on Saturday, September 29, at the AMP in Carrollton from 10 am – 2 pm.
STEM festivals are a great way to introduce new and different scientific and technological knowledge, innovation and inventions. They encourage young people to pursue coursework and careers in science by highlighting career paths within the community that can be interesting and lucrative. At the West Georgia STEM Fest, adults and children will enjoy interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities such as 3D printing, Lego challenges, elephant toothpaste, physics demonstrations, and much more.
Exhibitors for the event include a variety of local organizations and businesses: Bowdon Elementary School, The Burson Center, CS Brittan River, Inc., Carrollton High School, Carrollton Police Department, Honda Precision Parts of OA, LLC, Ithica Elementary School, OFS Fitel, LLC, Oak Mountain Academy, UGA Cooperative Extension, University of West Georgia, West Georgia Creamery, West Georgia Technical College, West Georgia Regional Library System and West Georgia Youth Science & Technology Center.
Founded in 1962, Oak Mountain Academy now has about 200 students enrolled in grades PreK-3 through 12th grades. Oak Mountain Academy is an innovative school of academic excellence where students receive a personalized, faith-based, college-preparatory education on a vibrant campus that offers dynamic opportunities, empowering them to become leaders committed to living lives of service and integrity.
For more information, contact Katie Kilgore at 770.834.6651 or [email protected]