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Sandy Springs Education Force Kicks Off Annual STEM Event at North Springs HS

North Springs hosts a big event Wednesday evening. SSEF and Georgia Tech Research Institute have partnered to bring health science and technology exhibits to Sandy Springs students all month.


Cutting edge technology exhibits will be displayed at North Springs Charter High School, Wednesday, for the annual Science Technology Engineering and Math or STEM event.

Below: Presitigious medical professsionals at Wednesday night program.

Sandy Springs Education Force has partnered with Georgia Tech Research Institute to bring health, science and technology exhibits to Sandy Springs students all month. The event is intended to inspire students to pursue careers in STEM professions.

“Georgia Tech students will present research projects,” said Irene Schweiger, executive director of Sandy Springs Education Force.

During an evening program, the public can tour the exhibit starting at 5:30 p.m. At 6 p.m., a special program begins in the school’s theater with host Donna Lowry from WXIA-TV, who will moderate a Georgia Tech student panel.

Dr. Marlene MacLeish of Morehouse School of Medicine will be honored for her work in the Sandy Springs public schools. Renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Tommy Thomas from Emory University Hospital will give the keynote address.

A reception follows at 7 p.m. and an opportunity to talk with current Georgia Tech students, several of whom are North Springs alumni doing research in Tech lab. The interactive exhibit area will be open until 8 p.m.

The exhibits will be displayed at Riverwood Interntional Charter School on Feb. 28 during the career fair.


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