Gwinnett Tech Hosts Atlanta Science Festival Event

February 26, 2015

Gwinnett Tech Hosts Atlanta Science Festival Event
Explore the Science Behind 30+ Different Careers at Science Works, March 26, 6 to 9 p.m.


Ready for a great career? Gwinnett Technical College has it down to a science! Learn how science can be your launching pad for more than 30 different careers and explore the science behind the scenes through tours and interactive activities at Science Works, March 26, 6 to 9 p.m., on the Gwinnett Tech campus.

The event is free. Pre-registration is recommended at

Gwinnett Tech is located at 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA  30043.

 “This is the second year that Gwinnett Tech is hosting Science Works as part of the Atlanta Science Festival,” said Dr. Cathy Scholz, dean of life sciences at Gwinnett Tech. “We had a tremendous crowd last year and are looking forward to the same this year. Science Works is particularly a great event for families with high school and middle school students who are beginning to think about their future career.”

The Atlanta Science Festival a weeklong celebration of local science and technology, from March 21 – 28. The Festival will offer hundreds of activities during eight days at more than 50 locations across Atlanta. Performances, exhibits, lectures, demonstrations, workshops, guided walks and more will bring together local scientists, experts, teachers, and entrepreneurs with area communities of young people, families and adults who are interested in the role science and technology plays in today’s world.

At Gwinnet Tech, the focus will be on the science behind more than 30 of today’s most in-demand and diverse careers – from healthcare to horticulture.

Each career field will feature an interactive activity for guests – hands-on opportunities like mock surgeries, EMS simulators, DNA labs, driving simulators and more. Program directors for each career will be available for questions, as will Gwinnett Tech admissions representatives. This program has special information for veterans and displaced workers. The festival will also feature food trucks on campus.

Careers to be highlighted include:

  • culinary arts
  • nursing
  • bioscience
  • surgical technology
  • sonography
  • respiratory therapy
  • radiologic technology
  • paramedicine
  • dental assisting
  • cardiovascular technology
  • medical assisting
  • computer gaming
  • information security
  • computer networking
  • automotive technology
  • criminal justice
  • cosmetology
  • photography
  • drafting
  • interiors
  • early childhood education
  • horticulture
  • health information technology
  • sports management
  • hotel, restaurant and tourism management
  • veterinary technology
  • web design
  • welding
  • carpentry
  • residential construction management
  • heating and air conditioning
  • engineering technology

There will also be three featured events at Gwinnett Tech:

  • 6 p.m.: From Farm to Table: Kale
  • 7 p.m.: The Electric Car: Advantages and Disadvantages
  • 8 p.m.: Solving Crimes: Collecting and Analyzing the Evidence

In all, Gwinnett Tech offers more than 50 degree, diploma and certificate options that can be completed in two years or less. For more information, visit  or call 770-962-7580.

The Atlanta Science Festival is a collaboration of scientific, educational, corporate, civic, cultural and community organizations led by founding partners Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology and the Metro Atlanta Chamber. Last year, the festival drew 30,000 attendees, making it one of the top five science festivals in the country.

Festivities will conclude on Saturday, March 28, at Centennial Olympic Park with a family-friendly, all-day event offering non-stop, big-bang activities; out-of-this-world experiments; pop-up interactive exhibits; mind-bending games; and a full lineup of science-oriented live entertainment – plus so much more. The Exploration Expo is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission is free.

For more information and the full festival schedule, visit or follow the event on Facebook at AtlantaScienceFestival and on Twitter at @ATLSciFest.