Thor: Ragnarok Superpower of Stem Challenge announced

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Disney, Marvel Studios, Dolby Laboratories, Synchrony Bank, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Broadcom Masters and Society for Science & the Public announced the nationwide Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok Superpower of Stem Challenge in conjunction with the November 3, 2017 theatrical release of Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo … Read More

Choose A STEM Major For Best Career Prospects, Study Finds

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When it comes to college majors, those in the science, technology, engineering and math fields are most useful as undergraduate degrees, finds a new study from financial site TheCashlorette.com. The study analyzed median incomes and unemployment rates for adults with only a bachelor’s degree across 173 different majors. “When deciding on a college major, it’s important to not only choose something that … Read More

Governor Herbert Announces IT Pathways Program

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Silicon Slopes, in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, hosted an IT pathway discussion in an effort to identify what the tech community must do to better provide students and educators the resources they need to succeed in STEM-related fields. After an introduction from Clint Betts, Vance Checketts (Dell EMC Vice President & General Manager and a major advocate for STEM … Read More

Gov. Herbert hears from new teachers at Bridger Elementary

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Gov. Gary Herbert kicked off a Q&A with new teachers at Bridger Elementary by posing a question of his own: Why did you decide to become a teacher? Among other education-related stops in Logan, Herbert surprised new teachers as they ate lunch during a two-day training workshop. Some were fresh-faced college graduates ready to start a career, others had moved … Read More

BYU researchers develop method that could produce stronger, more pliable metals

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It may not be as catchy as chains and weak links, but physicists and engineers know “a material is only as strong as its weakest grain boundary.” OK, that’s not catchy at all, but here’s the point: grain boundaries are a big deal. They are the microscopic, disordered regions where atom-sized building blocks bind the crystals (i.e. grains) together in … Read More

Latino students find success in science at UVU

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Two dozen underserved high school students are on their way to becoming scientists, thanks to a Utah Valley University program called Latino Scientists of Tomorrow. This year, most of the students are from Utah County. At no charge, this summer they attended classes at UVU four hours a day, five days a week, for seven weeks. In addition, they took … Read More

Utah kids’ ‘bionic scarecrow’ reduces bird strikes at Salt Lake airport

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A group of four Utah tweens has been nationally recognized for inventing a device to scare away birds from planes. After learning about “The Miracle on the Hudson,” where a plane leaving New York in 2009 struck a flock of geese, forcing the aircraft to land in the Hudson River, a group of 12-year-olds from Sandy wanted to do something … Read More

Utah STEM Bus Takes to the Road for the 2017-2018 School Year

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News Release For Immediate Release Contact: Kaitlin Felsted, Marketing Communications Specialist STEM Action Center 801-673-7601 kfelsted@utah.gov   Utah STEM Bus Takes to the Road for the 2017-2018 School Year   SALT LAKE CITY (Aug. 16, 2017)— Gov. Gary R. Herbert and STEM industry leaders unveiled the Utah STEM Bus (USB) at a ribbon-cutting ceremony today at the State Capitol.   … Read More

Staying in Utah for the eclipse? Rise and shine for these viewing events to help celebrate the big event

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The frenzy over The Great American Eclipse that graces the skies over the United States on Monday, Aug. 21, is sweeping across the country. Millions of people will travel to the path of totality to see the sun blocked by the Earth’s moon. Utahns wanting to see the sight will have to travel to Idaho or Wyoming for the nearest … Read More