Camp STEMulate in Catoosa County, Georgia
Roper Corporation Manager Don Gregg serves as the Master of Ceremonies for the Camp STEMulate “Egg Drop” project. Catoosa County Middle Schoolers were given a short amount of time and limited supplies to design a way to protect a nuclear device from being damaged as a result of a free fall. (In this exercise, the nuclear device was an egg and the free fall was a drop of approximately 12 feet.)



(Ringgold, Georgia) – Nearly 60 campers from Heritage, Lakeview, and Ringgold Middle Schools are spending the week at the Catoosa County Campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) to take part in Camp STEMulate.

In cooperation with Mohawk Industries, North Georgia E.M.C., Roper Corporation, Shaw Industries, and GNTC, Catoosa County School students are getting first-hand, high-tech experience through this STEM camp. The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program was first developed nearly a decade ago as a national project to help drive students towards excelling in these areas of study.

Among the areas students are receiving state-of-the-art training are Coding, Electronics, Rapid Prototyping, and Design. From learning how to design their own race cars to experiencing the manufacturing processes behind the flooring industry in Northwest Georgia, these young men and women are learning about many of the careers waiting for them in the region. More importantly, they are learning what it will take to excel in those careers.

The Youth Scholar Program administered in part by the Floyd County Schools on the Floyd County Campus of GNTC is also underway this week. The camps being held in Northwest Georgia are available in large part due to economic development efforts by the organizations, companies, and schools of the area. It is an effort to help grow the industries currently in the region, as well as companies set to call our area “home” in the future.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma, or a certificate in business, health, industrial, or public service career paths. This past year, 14,151 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,956 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 6,195 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.  For more information about GNTC, visit us at or contact a Student Help Center on any one of our six campus locations at 866-983-4682.  For information online, visit the college at, as well as on GNTC’s Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+, WordPress, and YouTube channels. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.


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