When Giving Charitably, Companies Find the Way that Resonates Best With Them

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

As the holidays approach, many people’s thoughts turn to charity. The needs in our community are many, from combating hunger and poverty to helping stray animals to keeping our environment clean to many, many more. There is no one way to give. For local businesses, choosing how to give can be a personal and unique experience—and often one that stretches … Read More

Coral Canyon Elementary School selected as first USU Extension 4-H STEM partner school

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

Utah State University Extension 4-H in Washington County recently selected Coral Canyon Elementary School as its first science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — or STEM — partner school through an evaluation process that considered the school’s demographics, diversity, and leadership aptitude of administration and faculty. “We are honored to be selected for this recognition and designation as a USU Extension … Read More

In our opinion: Utah can do more to help students find solid STEM footing

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

A prestigious award given to a University of Utah professor for mathematics research is further evidence of Utah’s ascendance as a place of accomplishment in the academic fields of math, science and engineering. The Breakthrough Prize and its $3 million award to mathematician Christopher Hacon may provide inspiration for public school students here to enter an important field of study … Read More

Utah professor wins Breakthrough Prize in mathematics; $3 million prize

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

University of Utah mathematician Christopher Hacon has been awarded the 2018 Breakthrough Prize, an award created in 2012 by the founders of Google, Facebook and the personal genomics company 23andMe. The $3 million prize recognizes Hacon’s work in algebraic geometry, the field that studies geometric objects defined by polynomial equations. It connects and elevates algebra, which solves polynomial equations, and … Read More

Coral Canyon Elementary partnership wins $100,000 STEM grant

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

Coral Canyon Elementary students who belong to the STEM Adventure Club, already the school’s most popular after-school activity, will soon have access to even more resources and opportunities thanks to a recent grant of nearly $100,000 from the Utah STEM Action Center. Warrin Richins, Title 1 coordinator at Coral Canyon Elementary School, said the grant of $99,363 will be paid … Read More

CenturyLink STEM Excellence Jazz Awardee Made Prosthetics for Children Without Hands

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

Joseph is the December 2017 CenturyLink STEM Excellence Jazz awardee! Joseph is a ninth grade student who loves working with his hands, and tinkering and building anything STEM-related. One of of his 4-H projects focused on building prosthetics for children who need them but often do not get them because they grow so quickly and it costs too much. Joseph’s … Read More

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium Training Opportunity

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

  Loveland Living Planet Aquarium is bringing free teacher workshops to Price, Clinton, Morgan, American Fork, and Draper this school year. The workshop is geared towards 6th grade teachers and covers SEEd Strand 6.4. Teachers can register for a workshop by clicking here. They can also copy and paste the following into their search bar: https://goo.gl/forms/tyeFeDUwskkE69LQ2. Addresses, directions, and more information will be provided to those … Read More

Utah’s manufacturing industry is dispelling myths to attract workers

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

Watching a batch of cereal being made at the Post Consumer Brands plant in Tremonton can feel like a trip into a futuristic factory. A visitor could witness machines either shredding wheat, turning flour into dough and then puffing it, cutting sheets of dough into squares or milling corn and rice and turning it into flakes. Automation is used in … Read More

Sheryl Sandberg says we need equal access to computer science education

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

At today’s Computer Science Education Week kickoff, the theme was women in coding. In the U.S., just 18 percent of computer science college graduates are women. Hence why tech leaders like Microsoft’s Peggy Johnson, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and YouTube’s Susan Wojcicki took to the stage at the College of San Mateo to discuss the importance of getting young girls involved … Read More

New initiative helping to attract, retain more Utah women in STEM majors

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

Every semester, women walk into college science, technology, engineering and math courses and are the only female in the room. “You can imagine if you are the only one in the room who looks like you, you might think you’ve made a mistake,” said Jennifer Nielson, the associate dean in the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at Brigham Young … Read More