Georgia Power Provides Support for New Classroom Science Series from Georgia Public Broadcasting

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Georgia Power today announced its support of Georgia Public Broadcasting's two new, interactive in-classroom video series: Chemistry Matters and Physics Fundamentals.  The company's support is part of a longstanding dedication to improving science, technology, engineering and math education in Georgia and includes a $500,000 donation by the Georgia Power Foundation. 

"GPB fulfills a critical need in our state, bringing high quality educational programs to millions of students through programming in the classroom and the home," said Paul Bowers, chairman, president and CEO of Georgia Power. "Working with GPB to introduce these new interactive teaching tools further demonstrates our commitment to strengthening education in Georgia and enhancing the student experience in the STEM curriculum."  

The Chemistry Matters and Physics Fundamentals video series were created with a team of certified educators and align with the latest performance standards. Each video course will be available online at no cost for teachers to leverage in the classroom. The videos are designed to allow the instructor to pause the program and interact with students, engaging them in discussions, problem-solving and laboratory activities.  The launch of the Chemistry Matters series is scheduled for the 2016-2017 school year, followed by Physics Fundamentals for the 2017-2018 school year.

"Education is at the core of GPB's mission," said Teya Ryan, President & CEO of GPB. "Georgia Power's support means that we can continue to enhance learning experiences for teachers and students across the state with innovative resources, including these two very exciting new series."