Armuchee Middle is a 2014 STEM Education Awards finalist
Armuchee Middle is a finalist in 2014 STEM Education Awards
Posted on 09/08/2014
Beth Wardlaw

Armuchee Middle School has been named a finalist in the middle school category for the 2014 STEM Education Awards presented by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). Armuchee Middle has developed a new program led by technology teacher, Beth Wardlaw, that has students excited about STEM education. “This recognition from TAG is a huge honor for our program and our school,” Wardlaw stated.  “I love seeing our students, parents, and community members all collaborating together with a common goal of achievement, graduation, and a successful future."

The Technology Association of Georgia is the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry. TAG's third STEM Education Awards recognizes schools, programs, and companies for outstanding efforts and achievements in supporting and promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education in Georgia.

Wardlaw has worked with the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce over the past two years to build the program. "The chamber is a huge part of our success," Wardlaw said. "Working together with the Chamber and  the Floyd County College and Career Academy, I hope to show my students that the careers available to them in the world of STEM are limitless,” For more information about Armuchee Middle School TSA visit their website at: Armuchee Middle School TSA , contact Beth Wardlaw at, or on twitter @TSAAMS.


This year’s finalists were chosen in eight different categories:

  • Elementary School

  • Middle School

  • High School

  • Post Secondary Outreach

  • Extracurricular Program

  • STEM Certified School Outreach

  • Corporate Outreach

  • Best STEM Day Activity 

Winners in each category will be officially honored at The 3rd Annual STEM Education Awards event held on September 26th at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in Savannah, Georgia.  The event is presented by TAG, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed), a non-profit 501c3 dedicated to advancing STEM education in Georgia, and TAG Savannah.


STEM occupations will increase in Georgia by more than 22,000 during the current decade,” said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. “The finalists of this year’s STEM Education Awards are helping to prepare the tech-ready workforce needed to fill these jobs and we applaud them for standing out as leaders in Georgia’s educational community.”