-Not enough students are graduating with STEM backgrounds to fill the open positions in the marketplace.
-By 2010, if current trends continue, more than 90 percent of all scientists and engineers in the world will be living in Asia.
-More than 50 percent of all engineering doctoral degrees awarded by United States engineering colleges are to foreign nationals.
-During the next decade, the United States demand for scientists and engineers is expected to increase at four times the rate for all other occupations.
-The United States ranks 20th among all nations in the proportion of 24-year-olds who earn degrees in natural science or engineering.
-The United States ranked 28th in math literacy and 24th in science literacy, according to a 2008 report by the Congressional Research Service.
-More than half of teens (55%) would be more interested in STEM simply by having teachers who enjoy the subjects they teach.
I like to build things
Utah Odyssey of the Mind
Utah Odyssey of the Mind (OotM) offers the world's premiere creative problem-solving program for students K-College.
NASA Exploration Design Challenge
Students will study the effects of radiation on human space travelers and analyze different materials that simulate space radiation shielding for Orion.
NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge
NASA is introducing a new engineering design challenge that will focus on NASA’s current plans to explore planets, moons, asteroids and comets; all members of the solar system family.
Get Your Genius On
Using science, technology, engineering and math skills, teams develop innovative products to help solve global and local problems while supporting global sustainability.
I like robots
FIRST LEGO League (FLL)
LEGO® League (FLL) is an exciting, fun global robotics and innovation program that ignites an enthusiasm for discovery, science, teamwork and technology in kids ages 9 to 14.
Junior FIRST Lego League
Jr.FLL® is the newest program in FIRST® introducing children ages 6-9 to the exciting worlds of science and technology.
FIRST Tech Challenge
FIRST® was founded in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology.
Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills.
VEX IQ is a robotics platform designed to transform STEM learning for young students and their teachers.
National Robotics Challenge
This competition has developed into one of the premier robotics and engineering events in the nation.
I like science
Explore Utah Science
Uncovering science stories that matter to Utahns.
District Science Fairs
Find the District Science Fair closest to you.
National Science Bowl
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl® is a nationwide academic competition that tests students’ knowledge in all areas of science and mathematics.
Utah Science Olympiad
Science Olympiad is dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing male, female and minority interest in science, creating a technologically-literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers.
I like teamwork and making friends
GREAT Summer Camp
The GREAT (Graphics and Robotics Exploration with Amazing Technology) summer camps are aimed at students who want to unleash their creativity while learning about computer graphics, robotics and programming by making games, animations, and robots.
Engineering Summer Camps
The University of Utah provides an array of summer camp opportunities for students. Check them out here.
AWE + SUM Girls Camp
The AWE+SUM Summer Girls Camp is just for girls entering the 8th grade this fall. Come spend four fun-filled days on the beautiful Westminster College campus and discover just how fun and cool math and science can be for you!
eSMART (exploring Science, Math and Related technologies) is a Summer Camp for Girls to encourage our girls to reach high and love to learn so they can be anything they want to be.