Flying High with STEM Learning Quadcopter Classroom Grant

Kaitlin FelstedMaking the Grade: Utah works to improve its marks in STEM education Utah Business May 8, 2018News

The mission is simple. All you must do is design an attachment for a quadcopter that would allow for the transportation of supplies to a designated area. Students at the Advanced Learning Center were given this task after their teacher received a Classroom Grant from the Utah STEM Action Center for quadcopters. Students used the design process and engineering notebooks … Read More

Become A STEM Ambassdor

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With a trip to D.C. and a few encouraging words from a STEM advocate, Joanna Boyd suddenly found herself the newest STEM Ambassador for the Utah STEM Action Center. The STEM Ambassador Program is for college students or recent college graduates who have a passion for STEM and would like to volunteer their time promoting science, technology, engineering and math … Read More

STEM Innovation Award Recipients Announced

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SALT LAKE CITY (April 19, 2017) – The STEM Action Center will hold its third annual STEM Innovation Awards in partnership with Utah Technology Council as part of the Utah Innovation Awards dinner on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Five individuals will be recognized for their contributions to STEM education statewide. The STEM Innovation Awards recognize Utah students, teachers, counselors, administrators … Read More

Jazz, partners donate more than $262,000 to local nonprofits through outreach programs

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SALT LAKE CITY — In an effort to assist the local community, the Utah Jazz and six corporate partners teamed up to provide charitable donations of cash or services worth more than $262,000 to a variety of schools and nonprofit organizations along the Wasatch Front this season. CenturyLink presented the Utah STEM Action Center with a $10,000 donation during halftime … Read More

Bountiful elementary students to participate in space station experiments

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BOUNTIFUL — Orion’s Quest, a national nonprofit that engages students in research, has announced that students at Washington Elementary School will participate in experiments conducted on the International Space Station. Orion’s Quest, based in Plymouth, Michigan, provides all materials and support free of charge. Teachers can choose to engage students in live missions being conducted on the station, or virtual … Read More

Exceeding Expectations in Math at Creekview Elementary

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Creekview Elementary School’s theme is “Going Beyond Expectations.” In the 2015-2016 school year, its students certainly exceeded expectations when it comes to math. Creekview Elementary School’s student body jumped 21 percent in mathematics proficiency on the state SAGE assessment. “At the beginning of last school year, we realized we desperately needed to improve our math scores,” said John Thomas, principal … Read More

Dance your way through Math at AISU

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A High School Mentor helping one of her students solve a problem Middle School girls are learning math through dance at the American International School of Utah (AISU). The SHINE Program, originally developed at MIT, is a 10-day intensive course for middle school girls to study math concepts through kinesthetic learning and formal dance training. By connecting the different ways … Read More

U.S. News Ranks Utah #9 in Education

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The quality of a community’s schools is central to any family’s aspirations. Public education has largely been a local matter for school boards and states that allocate most of their funding. Yet for the past several decades, the federal government has entered the field in important and often disputed ways. With the No Child Left Behind Act, President George W. … Read More