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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...

Cogdell Berry Farm

Here in Georgia, blueberries are starting to give the peach more than a little competition. We visit the folks at Cogdell Berry Farm and start things off by listing the best ways to eat blueberries...

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...

CSX

We pay a visit to CSX’s REDI Center in midtown Atlanta to talk with the fine folks of CSX about the 3,000 employees they have across the state. The REDI Center is where most of their employees come...

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...

Fox Theatre

What makes the fabulous Fox Theatre so fabulous? That’s just what we ask the folks who work at the Fox. They answer by giving us an exclusive backstage tour, as well as an on-stage tour, and even...

Georgia Aquarium

We take a trip beyond the sea…in downtown Atlanta, with a visit to the Georgia Aquarium, meeting everyone from scuba divers to media specialists and a few of the people who maintain this incredible...

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 Olive Farms

It’s a little known fact that back in the 1800’s, Georgia farms actually grew olives. But it’s becoming a much better known fact that this crop is making a comeback. Thanks to people like State...

Georgia Ports Authority

A trip to any mall will give you a look at thousands of items that weren’t created right down the street. Many of them were imported from distant lands. And the Georgia Ports Authority in Savannah…...

Georgia Regents University

We’re in Augusta to learn about careers in the medical field with a visit to Georgia Regents University! We’re inspired by a doctor specializing in wilderness medicine, who was actually the first...

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...

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

There’s a lot to know about Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Sure it’s the busiest airport in the world. And yes, it’s within a 2-hour flight of 80% of the U.S. population. But...

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 (...

KIA Motors Manufacturing Georgia

Fast Forward travels to the West side of the state to clear up some misconceptions about modern factories. We visit KIA Motors Manufacturing Georgia in West Point. This state of the art facility...

King of Pops

The “secret” to what makes King of Pops’ Pops so delicious isn’t actually a secret at all, as you’ll see in this episode. But do note that the folks at this Atlanta-based company put a lot of love...

Meddin Studios

It’s true that Georgia is about 2,000 miles from Hollywood, but the film and television industry is much closer. In fact it’s right here in Georgia. We talk with the people at Meddin Studios in...

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...

Raleigh Studios

There are big things coming out of the little town of Senoia, Georgia—like the most popular TV show in the history of cable, for example. That’s right, it’s shot at Raleigh Studios, about an hour’s...

Rolling Thunder River Company

We go to McCaysville to meet a group a people who claim their jobs are “better than your vacation.” They’re white water river guides at Rolling Thunder River Company, a rafting company where the...

Six Flags Over Georgia

There’s a man working at Six Flags Over Georgia who claims to have the best job in North America. Who could pass up an opportunity to find out why? Not us! But it turns out there are a lot of...

Skidaway Island State Park

Despite what you see in cartoons, not all Park Rangers say “Hey, Boo Boo!” Luckily, one of ours does. You’ll want to meet her, along with the other rangers who help maintain this beautiful state...

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 Coca-Cola Company

We visit the world headquarters of The Coca-Cola Company in downtown Atlanta, and talk with a few of their nearly 100,000 employees about what it takes to be one of the most recognized brands on the...

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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