HAFB visits Comic Con to recruit for STEM workers

Lolly BowlerNews

SALT LAKE CITY — This weekend, representatives from the state’s largest military installation are “boldly going” where few like them have gone before — to the center of the comic book and science fiction fantasy world in hopes of finding willing “recruits” for real jobs in the real world of science, technology, engineering and math. Hill Air Force Base is … Read More

How to get your kids excited to learn with Utah STEM Fest

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You are invited to the Utah STEM Fest! It’s Tuesday, October 3 and Wednesday, October 4 at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy. Your kids will enjoy exciting hands-on experiences with science and technology that will spark their imaginations and give them a peek into future career opportunities right here in Utah. Many jobs of the future will fall … Read More

Internet Association Members & Other Businesses, Individuals Commit More Than $300 Million To K-12 Computer Science Education Programs

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Detroit, Michigan – Today, Internet Association announced a private sector commitment of more than $300 million dedicated to K-12 computer science programs. The pledge represents a private sector contribution which complements the Trump Administration’s commitment to computer science education made in yesterday’s presidential memorandum that directed the Department of Education to make STEM and computer science a priority within competitive grant … Read More

Harvard Medical School chief, USU alumnus to speak

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Utah State University’s College of Science will host a USU alumnus turned Harvard University Medical School official to talk to students and answer questions in what could be an ongoing series. Willy Lensch, chief of staff at the medical school, will speak at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 6 in the Emert Auditorium, Room 130 of the Eccles Science Learning Center for … Read More

In our opinion: IT Pathway initiatives to promote a skilled-workforce deserve support

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Governor Gary Herbert’s new IT “Pathways Program” is a step in the right direction but Utah must continue to champion the kind of educational training that will grow the state’s tech industry in the long run. Utah companies justifiably lament the lack of locally-based STEM-trained workers needed to fuel the burgeoning tech sector. Industry and education should look for more … Read More

SLCC, U. share in $1M Howard Hughes Medical Institute grant

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Salt Lake Community College will share in a $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in partnership with the University of Utah to develop fully articulated pathways for students seeking science degrees. According to a statement from the college, the award will also fund the establishment of a science, technology, engineering and mathematics data team to inform decisions … Read More

InTech Collegiate High School looking to add 7th and 8th grades

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InTech Collegiate High School has announced that the school is looking to expand its enrollment by adding 7th and 8th grades in the 2018-19 school year. The school has been anticipating this expansion since 2015 when the Cache County School Board approved an amendment to the InTech Collegiate High School Charter Agreement. The decision allowed InTech to add grades and … Read More

Press Release: Utah K-16 Computing Initiative Announced at 25K Jobs Tour

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September 05 2017 – 12:05 pm News Release For Immediate Release Contact: Kaitlin Felsted, Marketing Communications Specialist STEM Action Center 801-673-7601 kfelsted@utah.gov Utah K-16 Computing Initiative Announced at 25K Jobs Tour SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 5, 2017)—The Utah STEM Action Center today announced the Utah K-16 Computing Initiative, which addresses the need for more high-tech, high-wage opportunities in rural Utah. The … Read More