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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...

Jittery Joe’s

Jittery Joe's is a fast growing coffee chain based in Athens. Getting to explore their world gave us a peek into the world of food science. We interviewed a bunch of folks, including Roast Master (...

North Georgia Canopy Tours

Who says physics can’t be fun? They can be when you use them to go zip lining. And that’s what we did at North Georgia Canopy Tours--zip lining with a focus on physics and environmental education...

Southwire

We extended our search for Georgia STEM careers to the west side of the state with a visit to Southwire, the largest maker of wire and cable in North America. In short, they help your lights turn on...

The Weather Channel

Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody ever does anything about it. Well Fast Forward did! We interviewed a whole bunch of Weather Channel employees. In addition to learning about great...

Turner/Adult Swim

Some of television's most popular networks make their home in midtown Atlanta, and Fast Forward went behind the scenes to meet everyone from animators to musicologists and find out what it takes to...

White Oak Pastures

Deep in the southwest corner of the state you’ll find Georgia’s biggest certified organic farm. White Oak Pastures is a family-owned farm established in 1866, but “born on the Internet.“ Learn why...

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