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Conyers Middle named finalist for STEM Education Award
Posted on 11/01/2017
CMS student on flight simulatorConyers, Ga. - Rockdale County Public Schools is proud to announce Conyers Middle School (CMS) was named a finalist for the 2017 STEM Education Awards in the middle school category sponsored by the Technology Association of Georgia and TAG Education Collaborative. This is the premier STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education recognition event in the state and recognizes Georgia's top STEM educators, schools, companies, and programs. 

"We are delighted that the Technology Association of Georgia has honored the hard work and excellence of our faculty, staff, and students,” said CMS Principal Allison Barbour. “The Center for Technology and Engineering aerospace program not only excites students about STEM subjects, it prepares students for successful careers in aviation and aerospace industries.” 

CMS Assistant Principal Anterro Graham said “Four years ago, this program was created with the vision of becoming a direct conduit from elementary school all the way through to an aviation career. This recognition is a testament to the great strides toward this vision. We are engineering excellence at Conyers Middle School every day.”  

Lt. Col. Stephen Williams, instructor at the Center for Technology and Engineering at CMS, said, "We are proud to be named a finalist for the STEM Education Award.” With the addition of a new Drone Flight Lab and 25 state-of-the-art drones and controllers, Williams said students will also learn the basics of drone flight and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements in addition to the existing aerospace curriculum, which includes physics, atmospheric science, navigation, math, and more. “They will be one step closer to being able to obtain a commercial FAA Drone Pilot License by the age of 16 and continue towards a career in aviation.” 
 
The STEM Education Awards will be held November 3, 2017 at the Loudermilk Center in downtown Atlanta. For more information about the Center for Technology and Engineering at CMS, please visit cms.rockdaleschools.org/specialty or rockdaleschools.org/specialtyandchoice