Kathleen Lanman named 2020 Georgia STEM Scholar


Every day, Dr. Kathleen Lanman, a science teacher at J.C. Booth Middle, works hard to provide her students with innovative and challenging STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) experiences.

Her hard work and dedication have paid off, literally, as she has been selected as a Georgia STEM Scholar by the Georgia Youth Science and Technology Centers (GYSTC) and will receive a $500 grant to purchase STEM education materials for her classroom. She is one of 26 educators in the state selected for the honor.

In addition to the grant, Lanman will receive free admission to a two-day GYSTC Summer STEM Institute. During the Institute, she, along with other award recipients, will participate in Super STEM Challenges, Robotics and Coding Activities, and Top 10 STEM Explorations. She will also develop her own engaging STEM Challenge to be shared with her teaching colleagues at J.C. Booth Middle.

The Georgia STEM Scholar Award recognizes certified K–eighth grade teachers who are working hard to integrate effective STEM education in their classrooms. Georgia STEM Scholars create an atmosphere of exploration that excites, energizes, and equips their students to pursue enhanced educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Lanman will be officially recognized and presented with her award at the Georgia STEM Scholar Awards Luncheon on March 19, 2020, at the Georgia International Conference Center in Atlanta.