Community Outreach

Partnerships for Progress

community-outreach-landing1.jpgAs a flagship institute of Georgia’s public university system, Georgia Tech plays an acclaimed role not only in our state but, increasingly, around the globe.  An important aspect of our programming includes the partnership of CEISMC, the Center for Education Integrating Science, Math, and Computing. 

From educational partnerships and research to fun programs for students, CEISMC advocates and participates in efforts for systemic changes that lead to improved appreciation and performance in STEM for all students at the level of K-12, especially those under-represented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. With a presence at Georgia Tech – Savannah, CEISMC brings their expertise to the people and schools of southeast Georgia. 

Georgia Tech Professional Education: At every point on your continuum of learning

K-12: How to Grow Engineers and Scientists

Community-Outreach-K-12.pngA fast-growing specialty of Georgia Tech-Savannah is its series of programs supporting interest and progress in STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and math. On campus, and in the community, Georgia Tech’s Savannah campus attracts students, teachers, and others to the fun and challenge of STEM-related activities.

Activities include school Math & Science Nights, LEGO® League Robotics, Creative Technology Summer Camps, the Savannah Engineering Academy, regional Science & Engineering Fair, Engineering Explorer Posts, and much more!

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NASA ePDN: Teachers Learning

Community-Outreach-NASA.pngFor K-12 classroom teachers of STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), NASA’s Electronic Professional Development Network (NASA ePDN) is a free ticket to new worlds.

Teachers around the globe can take advantage of NASA’s four, tuition-free, online certificate programs. These courses foster online learning communities, and include tools such as podcasting and social networking.

Professional Education, the Center for Education Integrating Science, Math, and Computing (CEISMC), and Orbit Education have partnered to deliver NASA ePDN through a five-year cooperative agreement.

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Distance Calculus: High School Challenge

community-outreach-distance-calculus1.pngAt Georgia Tech’s main campus, approximately 7 percent of the past year’s freshman class participated in our competitive-admission Distance Calculus Program. The program allows advanced high school mathematics students to complete one or two online Georgia Tech calculus courses and earn academic credits while still in school. Admitted students completed Georgia Tech Math 1502 and 2401 (Calculus II & III).

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Georgia's Race to the Top

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Georgia Tech is committed to improving educational conditions in Georgia. Through the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top program, the Institute will receive $7.5 million in funding from the Georgia Department of Education. The money is earmarked for expanding science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs through Georgia Tech’s Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC).

Georgia Tech will expand the Georgia Intern-Fellowships for Teachers (GIFT) program. High school STEM teachers can become partners in summer internships in industry and university research.

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