Dr. Gayla Banks-Smith - STEM - Hazlehurst High School

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Welcome to the webpage for STEM.  STEM stands for Science,Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEM is an innovative  instructional program that all 9th graders are required to take.  Students in STEM complete study in technology literacy, the design process, emerging technologies, computer-aided design, sustainable design and technology, power and energy, robotics simulation, financial and economic literacy, and workplace skills for the 21st century.

Units Taught In STEM

1 Orientation and Ethics

2 Technology Literacy

3 The Design Process

4 Emerging Technologies (ongoing)

5 Computer Aided Design 2

6 Sustainable Design and Technology 1

7 Power and Energy

8 Robotics Simulation

9 Financial and Economic Literacy

10 Workplace Skills: School to Careers

The student organization for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is the Technology Student Association (TSA).   All students in the STEM course are asked to become members of this association.

The Mission Statement of the Technology Student Association(TSA): It fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM); members apply and integrate these concepts through co-curricular activities, competitions, and related programs. 

The TSA’s Motto:  Learning To Live In A Technical World


The  Hazlehurst City School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.