On December 16, 2016, Bart Stewart, PE, a Principal with GEI, presented a check for $400 to Ms. Vicki Rachels, Assistant Principal of Kedron Elementary School in Peachtree City, Georgia, to support the school’s Elementary Science Olympiad team. GEI’s donation funded the t-shirts that the student participants and teacher sponsors will wear during the competition.

The Elementary Science Olympiad (ESO) provides K-6 students engaging learning opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines in a variety of ways. ESO takes advantage of the natural curiosity of each child, and allows for in-depth, hands-on experience through a variety of formats including classroom instruction, Science Days/Nights, Inter-grade level competitions (such as a Science Field Day), and as a Competition. Each state or event organizer determines whether to offer ESO competitions. Georgia hosts one of the largest ESO competitions – currently with participating teams – each May at Kennesaw State University. Teams are composed of up to twenty 3rd-6th grade students. Each team may have up to eight 5th grade students, or up to six 6th grade students, with no more than eight total 5th and 6th grade students.

Two of the core values upon which GEI was founded are to value our clients and to be a corporate citizen that is actively involved – both financially and physically – in engaging the communities in which we live and work. Bart Stewart is a resident of Peachtree City, and as an engineer he enjoys supporting programs that will potentially advance the industry that he works in and is passionate about.