Many thanks to all of our STEM Community Partners for making possible the STEM curriculum and special programs at Martin Technology Academy of Math and Science. You are our partners in success, making a difference in the lives of our students, our future problem solvers!
The Harris Products Group is a world leader in metal working products used in the brazing, soldering, welding, cutting and gas distribution industries. The company was formed in 2006 with the merger of Harris Calorific, Inc., a manufacturer of gas welding and cutting equipment and gas regulation and distribution systems, and the J.W. Harris Co., a manufacturer of brazing and soldering alloys and welding consumables.
The Harris Products Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Lincoln Electric Company, the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic welding systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment.
- The Harris Product Group “owns” MTA’s Lego Robotics Talent and Thinking Course.
- Level 2 and Level 3 Lego Robotics students will experience an on-site visit to The Harris Product Group facility to see engineering and other STEM careers in action.
- All Lego Robotics students will participate in a Career Conversation with a member of The Harris Product Group.
- The Harris Product Group also participates in our annual Technology Fair by sending staff from their facility to judge student presentations.
Following the spirit and values established by the Company’s founder more than 120 years ago, KUBOTA Corporation is committed to tackling food, water and environmental issues on a global scale. Kubota Manufacturing of America (KMA) was formed in 1988 as Kubota’s North American manufacturing base. KMA manufactures and assembles Kubota lawn tractors, zero-turn mowers, sub-compact tractors, utility vehicles, loaders, backhoes and other implements. The company employs 1200 workers in the Gainesville facility. Two master buildings offer 616,000 square feet of manufacturing space. Today, approximately one-half of all Kubota branded equipment sold in the United States is manufactured or assembled at its 151-acre Gainesville, Georgia facility.
- Kubota Manufacturing of America “owns” MTA’s Third Grade Team.
- All 3rd grade students will participate in a Career Conversation with a member of the Kubota Engineering Team.
- Kubota Engineers will visit MTA to support students in an Engineering Design Challenge. They will review student design plans, and judge the final products.
- KMA will provide rewards for the winners of the 3rd Grade Kubota Engineering Design Challenge.
- KMA also participates in our annual Technology Fair by sending staff from their facility to judge student presentations.
Panoz LLC started in 1989 by Daniel Panoz, who had applied in 1988 for a job at the Thompson Motor Company (TMC), an Irish car builder. When the company was liquidated, Dan seized the opportunity and bought the rights to one of the chassis TMC was using, designed by world renowned designer Frank Costin, the man who also built chassis for Maserati, Lotus and Lister. Just over two years later after the birth of Panoz Auto Development, the first model came out, the 1992 Roadster. Built in the company’s small factory in Atlanta, Georgia, the car set about reigniting the true spirit of the American roadster. By 1995 the AIV Roadster, the first American Aluminum Intensive production vehicle, came into full production. In 1997 Dan’s father, Don, decided to enter racing to better promote his sons products. The difference between Panoz and many other manufacturers was that they strived to keep their racing versions as close to their road cars as possible. The next model to come out of the Panoz plant was the Esperante GTR-1 and it was entered in the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race quickly became voted as “fan favorite” at the event. Despite its Italian and Irish roots, Panoz Auto Development was as American as apple pie. Not a big volume manufacturer of cars, Panoz was able to treat their few cars with great respect, hand-crafting each car, and rigorously test them before they were handed to their owners. Panoz cars bear the ultimate mark of exclusivity.
- Panoz LLC “owns” MTA’s Fourth Grade Team.
- All 4th grade students will participate in a Career Conversation with a member of the Panoz Engineering Team.
- Panoz Engineers will visit MTA to support students in an Engineering Design Challenge. They will review student design plans, and judge the final products.
- Panoz will provide the opportunity for all 4th grade students to visit, tour, and learn from their manufacturing facility in Braselton. Students will see the production of a car from start to finish.
- Panoz also participates in our annual Technology Fair by sending staff from their facility to judge student presentations.
The University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved KSU’s Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics Engineering Degree in October of 2006. Fall 2007 was the first incoming freshman class. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics was the first refereed journal published in the United States focused on Mechatronics. In the first issue (March 1996), mechatronics was defined as: “The synergistic integration of mechanical engineering with electronics and intelligent computer control in the design and manufacturing of industrial products and processes.”
Mechatronic systems can be a complete product or a sub-component of a product. Examples of mechatronic systems include aircraft flight control and navigation systems; automotive electronic fuel injection and anti-lock brake systems; automated manufacturing systems including robots, numerical control machining centers, packaging systems and plastic injection-molding systems; artificial organs; health monitoring and surgical systems; copy machines; and many more. Some common element of all these systems is the integration of analog and digital circuits, microprocessors and computers, mechanical devices, sensors, actuators, and controls.
Mechatronics Engineering graduates can select from a wide spectrum of industries for career choices and can also contribute in a variety of roles including design engineer, software engineer, project planner, product designer, and project manager.
- KSU “owns” MTA’s Fifth Grade Team.
- All 5th grade students will participate in a Career Conversation with a member of the KSU Mechatronics Engineering Team.
- Intro to Mechatronics students from KSU will have the opportunity to visit MTA to support students in an Engineering Design Challenge, as an extra credit for their course. They will review student design plans, and judge the final products.
- KSU Intro to Mechtronics students will meet with our 5th grade students via Periscope (online video conferencing system) to show their course robotics assignments, and have in depth conversations with our 5th graders about the Engineering Design Process.
- KSU also participates in our annual Technology Fair by sending staff from their facility to judge student presentations.
IMS Gear is a leading company in gear and transmission technology – with international presence, as a partner for globally operating customers and with consistent innovation. They realize both standard components and complete gear solutions at the highest level – from development to manufacturing and logistics. Established more than 150 years ago, they have demonstrated continuous growth due to consistent customer orientation, profound competence in solving problems as well as an open corporate culture and flat hierarchies.
- IMS Gear will give career talks to 3rd – 5th grade students in the Lego Robotics Level I (Gearing Up) TNT.
- They will collaborate with teachers to create a unit of study integrating Mechanical Engineering.
- They will send representatives to judge the 5th grade technology fair each year.
Renée McKay and Joani Livingston have received numerous awards for their production work. EMMY® award-winning producers and directors with 40 years combined experience in film and live broadcast production, their credit list is long and varied – from commercials to corporate videos to music videos; documentaries to entertainment programs to national live events.
- Giving a career talk to a TNT class two times a year
- Consulting with the digital production teacher in course development
- Video blogging with students
is a wellness based family practice, focused on safe, effective and long-lasting care to help patients regain their spinal health. They are active in our community to encourage healthy lifestyles for people of all ages. Their commitment is to expand the opportunity to experience better living through safe, gentle and effective Chiropractic services.
- 2nd grade students will have a Career Talk on Chiropractic Medicine
- 2nd grade students will have a Career Talk on Nutritional Science
- Donated school supplies
- Sponsored MTA families in need during the holidays
- Donated massages for teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week.
- FBC has committed to supporting the new Health Care Science TNT for the 2016-2017 school year.
Dr. Kristin Jorgensen has been practicing dentistry in Georgia for 24 years. She purchased Dr. Goble’s practice in 2010 and their professional partnership has culminated in the naming of the practice “Legacy Family Dentistry” to better reflect the practice’s long–standing commitment to the Gainesville Community at large. Dr. Jorgensen is a member of the Hall County Chamber of Commerce and the Gainesville Kiwanis Club. Also a member of the American Dental Association and the Georgia Dental Association, Dr. Jorgensen additionally is heavily involved with the Special Needs community and Special Olympics.
- 2nd grade students will have a Career Talk on Dentistry
- 2nd grade students will take a field trip to Legacy Family Density starting 2016 – 2017
Department of Computer Science & Information Systems, Mike Cottrell College of Business, University of North Georgia
UNG’s mission is to educate students to be ethical and knowledgeable business professionals and leaders in their communities and global marketplace. This mission encourages innovation and relevancy in the classroom as well as emboldens efforts to develop meaningful external partnerships for student/business classroom interaction, internships and international experiences. With over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students located on four campuses in the north Georgia region – Dahlonega, Gainesville, Cumming and Oconee, the Mike Cottrell College of Business offers 12 different undergraduate degrees, 6 undergraduate minors, and a part-time MBA program.
Career Talk/Student Presentations twice per year for the Coding TNT students. The goal is to have a college student present their coding project to our Coding TNT students, and answer questions/discuss their future career goals with the students. We would like one visit for Fall students and one visit for Spring students.
Mr. White and his team provide quality geotechnical engineering and related construction materials testing services to clients throughout North Georgia. In addition to geotechnical engineering, they provide construction materials engineering and testing services, non-destructive testing services, special inspection services, contract geotechnical and environmental drilling, and environmental consulting services.
- Career talk with 3rd grade students one time per school year (2015, 2016 and 2017) to support their Erosion Focus Problem, as well as 3rd grade science standards related to soil.
Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine are two significant branches of medical science that aid in injuries linked to sports or other physical activity-induced trauma, disease and disorders affecting the musculoskeletal system. At OrthoTLC they are proud to treat patients of all ages across Northeast Georgia. They specialize in less invasive surgical techniques as well as treatments for fractures, sprains, strain care, arthritis,tendinitis and many other musculoskeletal injuries.
- Donation of models of knee braces to Biomedical Engineering TNT class.
- Send a representative once a year for a career talk about sports medicine.
- Send a judge for the MTA Technology Fair.
- Donation of ice packs to our school nurse.
Alex Nguyen, MD is the only fellowship trained bariatric surgeon in Hall County and the first surgeon to perform robotic gastric bypass surgery in Georgia. He focuses on improving each patient’s overall health through weight loss surgery. Dr. Nguyen performs all his weight loss surgeries at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, in Braselton, Ga. “I tell my patients I want them to be healthier, live longer and be happy.” – Dr. Alex Nguyen
- Hosting one-time event for students to experience the da Vinci Surgical System and help make the connection between STEM and the Healthcare Sciences (October 2015).
- Hosting an annual field trip for the students to show them the process the patients go through when they have surgery.
- Virtual support for teachers while they develop the Healthcare Science TNT curriculum in 2015 for the 2016-2017 school year.
Dannella Burnett and Oakwood Occasions are your one stop shop for all things for events and hospitality. Whether your event is corporate or family, casual or elegant, sit down dining or upscale vending, Oakwood Occasions has the answers and help you need. They offer a full range of event planning, catering and vending services or they will make the connections to qualified vendors for you. They can work with your ideas, your vision and your budget to make every event a success.
- Event Coordinator for the MTA STEM community event – 1st event to be held in March 2017
The Environmental and Heritage Center is a unique partnership among the Environmental and Heritage Center Foundation, the University of Georgia, the Gwinnett County Board of Education, and the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. The Center’s mission is to transform the concepts of science and history into interactive, learn-by-doing experiences that will encourage a visitor’s natural curiosity and sense of wonder about themselves and the world around them.
- Hosted the following field trips:
- Kindergarten: Exploring Plant, Animals, Rocks, and Soil @ EHC
- First Grade: Light, Sound, and Living Things @ EHC
- Second Grade: Diversity of Life @ EHC
- Third Grade: Life and Times of Franklin D. Roosevelt @ MTA; Beaver Engineers @ EHC
- Fourth Grade: Extreme Weather @ EHC
- Fifth Grade: The War at Home (WWII) @ MTA
- Engineering is Elementary & Invent America Level 2 TNT Students: Tech City @ EHC
- Fully Funded one of MTA’s teachers for the summer STEM Immersion Program at the UGA campus in Costa Rica. (summer 2015)
- Fully funded one of MTA’s teachers for the summer STEM Immersion Program in London. (summer 2016)
- Provided resources to help host our Family Science Night, including the Discovery Dome.