Joining Forces: The secret sauce of industry and education partnerships

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

There is a Latin saying, “You can never find a lost opportunity,” and from all appearances it would seem that Utah industry partners are not taking any chances on losing the opportunity to support STEM education. It is no secret that Utah companies need computing talent and that computing careers are amazing opportunities for Utah students. Computing knowledge and skills … Read More

Snow dedicates new building not just to teach science, but to ‘inspire love’ for it

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

EPHRAIM—When Snow College officials and others dedicated the new Robert M. and Joyce S. Graham Science Center last week, they didn’t simply dedicate it to the teaching of science. The building was dedicated to what Snow College’s Dean of Natural Science and Math, Dan Black, said was the objective from the very outset of the building’s planners and funders: a … Read More

Amazon consumer chief announces $10M donation to Code.org, says STEM education is a key factor in HQ2 search

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

Amazon Worldwide Consumer CEO Jeff Wilke stressed the importance of computer science education in public schools at the GeekWire Summit Tuesday. Today, he’s putting his money where his mouth is. In a blog post on Amazon.com, Wilke announced that over the next five years, the company will donate $10 million to Code.org, a non-profit that advocates for K-12 STEM education. Read more here.

Weber State University surging ahead as energy-efficient ‘powerhouse’

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

Even as Weber State University’s enrollment and campus grow, something about the school keeps shrinking — its carbon footprint. As part Utah Climate Week, WSU officials guided visitors around the Ogden campus, highlighting some of the big and small changes they’ve made to improve energy consumption. They’ve swapped out lightbulbs, installed solar panels and they’re incorporating an energy-efficient heating and cooling system … Read More

EdTech Hero: Sarah Young connects Utah districts with digital learning funds

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

Sarah Young coordinates with local school districts, the state legislature and her team at the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) to maximize the power of technology in education and create greater opportunities for students in the state. Young, the coordinator for digital teaching and learning at the USBE, has played a pivotal role in the Utah’s qualifying grant program, … Read More