GPB Education Wins Southeast EMMY In Children/Youth Category For Second Year In A Row
On Saturday, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Southeast Chapter announced the winners of the 46th Annual Southeast EMMY Awards in a virtual ceremony. GPB Education productions were nominated in two categories, taking home a win in the Children/Youth (All Ages) category for the program, Robotics in Georgia: To Houston and Beyond.
The program follows three top teams from Georgia as they make their way to compete in the FIRST LEGO League international competition in Houston, Texas. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the 2018-2019 FLL season’s “Into Orbit” theme challenged students to collaborate to design, build, code, and test robots for missions and work together to solve problems related to human space travel. Using STEM concepts, students develop critical thinking and presentation skills and learn to overcome the same challenges that face scientists today.
"On behalf of GPB Education, we are so thrilled and honored to accept the EMMY award for Robotics in Georgia: To Houston and Beyond!" said Laura Evans, Director of Education at Georgia Public Broadcasting. "Education is at the core of our mission at GPB, and it is so nice to be recognized for our work showcasing amazing Georgia students in their robotics mission. I want to thank our super talented team, Glo Camacho-Stancliff, Mary Anne Lane, and Tom Morris, and especially all the students who were involved in the production."
Winners were announced in 100 categories, including investigative reporting, health/science, and sports, among others. Georgia Public Broadcasting received 25 nominations and won seven EMMYs.
This is the second EMMY GPB Education has received in the Children/Youth category. Last year, it took home the award for its PBS KIDS Young Writers Contest program.
Watch Robotics in Georgia: To Houston and Beyond below.