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On December 8, 2018, SDSU Georgia is organizing a STEM ACADEMY in Tbilisi for 12th graders interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. The STEM Academy is designed to prepare students for success in university studies and raise their awareness in STEM subjects. Through presentations, discussions and practical exercises about current developments in science and engineering, biotechnology, physics, mathematics, STEM entrepreneurship, STEM careers and the U.S. higher education system, you will have multiple opportunities to learn from and with SDSU faculty/administrators and fellow students. The lectures at the STEM Academy will be delivered in the English language. All participants will be awarded with a special certificate from SDSU.



Saturday, December 8, 2018

Venue: GITA, Techpark, Okrokana, Tbilisi.



10:00 – 10:30       Student Registration - Welcome Tea & Coffee

10:30 – 10:45       Opening remarks

   Halil Guven, Dean, SDSU-Georgia

   MCC representative (tbc)

   MCA Georgia representative (tbc)

   GITA representative (tbc)

10:45 – 11:30        Session 1: WHY STEM, SDSU Georgia Program Overview

                             Dr. Halil Guven, Dean, SDSU-Georgia; Dr. Nugzar Davitashvili, Vice Dean, SDSU Georgia

11:30 – 12:00        Session 2: Computer Science Activity

                             Lecture by SDSU Computer Science Professor, Dr. Tao Xie 

12:00 – 12:30        Session 3: Civil Engineering Activity

                             Dr. Michael Saunders, Assistant Vice Dean, Professor of Civil Engineering

12:30 – 13:00        Session 4: Tools for Survival Activity

                             Communications Professor, Ms. Brianna Quintero 

13:00 – 13:30        Q & A – About SDSU Georgia

13:30 – 14:30        Lunch Break

                              Tour of GITA (optional)

14:30 – 15:00        Session 5: Career Development and Networking

                              Ms. Brianna Quintero, Director of Career Development Center; Ms. Elizabeth Zaldastani Napier, International Advisor and Career Coach

15:00 – 16:40        Session 6: SDSU-Georgia Student-led Sessions – Moderated by Konstantin Samoilov

   Jeopardy Game

   Chemistry Experiments by SDSU Georgia Chem Club

   AI Club (Artificial Intelligence Club)

16:40 – 17:30        Session 7: STEM Games: Robot Programming Competition

                             SPHERO (Programmable robot) - Students will use smart phones to program robots to complete a simple maze.

17:30 – 18:00        CERTIFICATE AWARD CEREMONY   

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