Women in STEM Summit

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Although women hold almost 52% of professional-level jobs in the U.S., they account for only 14.6% of executive officers, 8.1% of top earners, and 4.6% of Fortune 500 CEOs. In STEM careers, nearly two-thirds of young women drop out or change career fields completely before they turn 30.

Girls Code at CTEC

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Girls Code at CTEC is a week long program designed to encourage high school age girls to learn and be involved with computer science. Currently, more than 30% of the jobs/careers in the field of computing are going unfilled. These jobs are in high demand and also provide a deep level of impact and meaning for society.

Utah Talks STEM May

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You’ll want to put this event on your calendar. The Utah STEM Action Center is hosting a STEM Best Practices Conference at Thanksgiving Point, in Lehi, Utah.

Stan Talks STEM May

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A couple of weeks ago, I drove through Southern Utah talking to Legislators and School District Superintendents about STEM. I met with a Superintendent after the school day in his office. I met another for dinner in a local restaurant. These leaders were very accessible, more than I imagined. They were eager to talk STEM. They had a variety of experiences to share with me.

Annie Yum: FIRST Robotics Competition

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Student Annie Yum stopped by the studio to talk about her experience at the FIRST Robotics Competition. The FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology.

Basketball-shooting robot

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Jacob Fishman from the Waterford School stopped by the 2News Studios to show off his robot that shoots basketballs and to talk about the FIRST Dean’s List Award.