CEISMC Program Director, Georgia Tech Savannah
Tim Cone is the current program director for the Center for Education Integrating Science Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC) at Georgia Tech Savannah. CEISMC has a mission of serving underserved and underrepresented K12 populations across Georgia through high-quality STEM/STEAM programs, curriculum, and research. In his current role, Tim is responsible for everything from out-of-school programs, grants, curriculum development, running competitions, facilitating teacher professional development sessions, and other efforts that CEISMC is working on throughout Coastal Georgia. Prior to joining CEISMC in 2018, Tim was an award-winning high school engineering and robotics teacher, and co-founder of Savannah’s makerspace Maven Makers. When not working Tim’s passion is woodworking and traveling with his wife Valerie and two sons James and Luke.
Most recently, Tim has been involved in the following projects:
Working on a multidisciplinary team to bring a $1 million NSF CIVICs grant to Savannah to teach BIPOC youth about disaster resiliency and advocacy work
Leading the growth of the K12 InVenture Prize competition, which teaches invention education and entrepreneurship, in the Savannah area through new congressional funding
Leading the K-12 efforts for the newly formed CEAR Hub to develop meaningful research and educational experiences for K12 teachers and students in coastal Georgia around sea level rise, ocean modeling, and environmental justice.
STEM-based education teaches children more than science and mathematics concepts. The focus on hands-on learning with real-world applications helps develop a variety of skill sets, including creativity and 21st-century skills. The type of skills our future workforce needs.