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Atlanta Motorsports Park

We went to the birthplace of NASCAR, Dawsonville, to visit a brand new country club for car lovers. That’s right. Instead of a golf course, they have a racetrack, where you can also find some of the...

Callaway Gardens

We went to Pine Mountain to spin Fast Forward’s “Wheel of Information,” getting all the news on Callaway Gardens, how it came to be, and the great “outdoorsy” jobs you’ll find here. A job taking...

Career Fair

We began the Fast Forward series at a career fair in Dalton. Starting with an overview of Georgia-based STEM careers and companies, we included a look at Shaw Industries and their work with green...

Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

Probably the most recognized health institution in the world is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, located in Atlanta. And it’s also one of Georgia’s biggest employers! We found out...

Coliseum Health System

We went to Macon to visit one of the area’s largest employers: Coliseum Health System, where we learned that you don’t have to be a doctor to be one of their 1,300+ employees! In fact, sometimes a...

Federal Reserve Bank Of Atlanta

If the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta doesn’t print money, who does? You’ll find out in this episode. And you’ll also learn what this place actually does (hint: they love to shred). Meet some...

Georgia Bureau Of Investigation

To help find the best STEM-related jobs in Georgia, we got a little help from Georgia’s top investigative unit—the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Turns out they have the inside track—and not just...

Georgia Mountain Research And Education Center

We started this episode at the highest place in Georgia—Brasstown Bald, before visiting the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville. That’s where we met Dr. Wayne Hanna. He’s...

Georgia Sea Turtle Center

All animals should have it as good as the patients at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, where the staff is doing some richly rewarding work! We got to watch a surgical procedure on an injured sea...

Gulfstream Aerospace

We were given a VIP tour of select parts of Gulfstream's extremely impressive facilities and even took a virtual ride on a G650. Along the way, we found out how math skills can help you get a great...

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