Google Fiber hoping to inspire more interest in STEM subjects among girls, minorities

Lolly BowlerNews

SALT LAKE CITY — Eighth graders at Glendale Middle School got to watch the movie “Hidden Figures” in class on Friday. Google Fiber is using the movie to inspire young girls and minorities to become more interested in a science, technology, engineering, or math careers, also known as STEM. Google Fiber partnered with Salt Lake City and Provo recently to … Read More

Utah students study science with virtual reality

Lolly BowlerNews

(KUTV) Ever heard of a high school field trip to the African Savanna or the Siberian Tundra? No? Well, one school is taking their students to these types of far-off places without ever leaving the comfort of their classroom. Ninth grade students at Beehive Science and Technology Academy in Sandy are learning with virtual reality. “They may forget what I … Read More

March 2017 CenturyLink STEM EXCELLENCE AWARD

Kaitlin FelstedNews

Isaac Wright, a sixth grade student at Mapleton Elementary School in Nebo School District, is the March 2017 CenturyLink STEM Excellence Awardee. The STEM Action Center partners with the Utah Jazz and CenturyLink to recognize outstanding students that have demonstrated their commitment and passion for excellence in their STEM efforts in school and their community. Isaac was recognized at the … Read More

Utah students get first-hand lesson in artificial intelligence and more at Digiforge

Lolly BowlerNews

(KUTV) — Some Utah students got a first-hand lesson in artificial intelligence and other tech-related fields. Seventeen different tech companies presented to nearly 500 students at the annual Digiforge Conference at Salt Lake Community College’s South City Campus. Students learned about virtual reality, coding, and video game making among other topics. Organizers say the goal is to teach students about … Read More

2 Davis County high schools receive major STEM donation

Lolly BowlerNews

SYRACUSE — School administrators know it’s not every week that you have a huge windfall come walking through the front door. But for students, faculty and staff at two Davis County high schools, good fortune came knocking in a big way on Friday afternoon. The National Math and Science Initiative, the Northrup Grumman Foundation and Hill Air Force Base partnered … Read More

Teachers Take Advantage of Professional Development Opportunities and See Student’s Scores Rise at Blackridge Elementary School

Kaitlin FelstedNews

Student’s SAGE science scores have moved from an average of 56 percent to 77 percent this past year at Blackridge Elementary. Steve Giles, principal at Blackridge Elementary, attributes this success to their teachers who have taken advantage of professional development opportunities offered to the school by Dr. Steven Shumway, professor for the Technology & Engineering Education program in the Fulton … Read More

Tiny Navajo Mountain school reaches Utah robotics contest

Lolly BowlerNews

Everyone stood around with blank stares, not knowing where to start that first day of robot building at Navajo Mountain High School. The newly formed team only had five weeks before their deadline to enter the annual Utah Regional FIRST Robotics Competition — and nobody in the room had actual experience assembling a robot. But science teacher and team supervisor … Read More

Orbital ATK Donation Encourages STEM Learning In Utah Schools

Lolly BowlerNews

Orbital ATK announced an in-kind donation of approximately 500 personal computers to the Utah STEM Action Center, on behalf of the company’s Aerospace Structures Division in Clearfield and its 3,000 Utah employees. Today’s announcement took place at Horace Mann Elementary where the first 20 computers to be donated were given to students at the school. “The Utah STEM Action Center, … Read More

STEM grant puts engineering in the classroom

Kaitlin FelstedNews

When you hear a teacher say, “Students would rather do this than anything else in class,” engineering may not be the subject that comes to mind. But for an elementary classroom in Salt Lake City School District, that is exactly what you’ll hear. Paula Marquez, a fifth grade teacher at Highland Park Elementary, recently received a classroom grant from the … Read More