GPTC STEM Blogging Event for Women

On September 17, 2013, the STEM Initiatives Department of GPTC hosted its first blogging event. This event was exclusively for women to come and share their stories in STEM Careers and in STEM programs at the college. Thirty women (Faculty, Staff, and Students) came out and blogged about their experiences, met with other female students in STEM majors, and met with potential STEM mentors. Maria Johnson, General Studies Faculty, said "This event was designed so that women can find their voices and speak their experiences in order to assist other women." Dr. Natoshia Anderson, Director of STEM Initiatives, contends, "This event has so much potential to give our female students in STEM majors the much needed support to proceed toward graduation and a great STEM career."

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About Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Established in 1961, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) is one of the top technical colleges in Georgia. As a student-centered institution, GPTC prepares individuals with the skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing, global economy. In August 2016, Georgia Piedmont was ranked among the top ten technical colleges in terms of enrollment by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. GPTC’s graduation rate is more than 74.3 percent, and its graduates secure employment at a level resulting in a 98.7 percent placement rate. With nearly 4,000 students, Georgia Piedmont’s adult education program is among the largest in the state. The college has 12 learning centers in DeKalb, Newton, Rockdale and Morgan counties. As set forth in its student catalog, Georgia Piedmont Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). Contact Lisa Peters, the ADA Coordinator, at 404/297-9522, ext. 1154, or at the main DeKalb campus, 495 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021 Room A-170; or Dr. Debra Gordon, the Title IX Coordinator, at 404/297-9522, ext. 1176, or at the main DeKalb campus, 495 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021 Room A-103 for assistance. For more information about our graduation rates and other important program information, please visit our website at

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