Teen Worried About Walking Alone Creates App for Safety

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

Medha Gupta sometimes felt uneasy making the 20-minute walk from the corner where the school bus dropped her off to her home in Herndon, Va. — especially during the colder months, when it would get dark early. Her mother had a suggestion: Write an app. Divya Gupta was half-kidding, but Medha, a sophomore at Fairfax County’s Thomas Jefferson High School … Read More

Computer Science for All: Can Schools Pull It Off?

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Alante Klyce wants to be a dancer. Yet here she is, inside a sun-filled classroom at Lindblom Math & Science Academy on the city’s South Side, throwing around tech-industry terms like “ideation” and working with friends to design her first mobile app. It’s all part of the introductory computer-science course that every student in Chicago must now take in order … Read More

Worker shortage spurs uncharacteristic partnerships connecting colleges, business

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David Andy went to college after graduating from high school, spent his first two semesters drifting through introductory classes, then was told to pick a major. That was when he had an unfortunate epiphany: He had no idea what he was doing there. “I just didn’t like anything,” said Andy. “Nothing stood out to me.” He didn’t know what he’d … Read More

Hot major on campus? At schools big and small, it’s computer science

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Leah Brumgard majors in studio art at Swarthmore College, Jeff Novak in math, and William Colgan in biology. But all three have a second major: Computer science. The trio is far from unusual. More than 70 students are dual majoring in computer science and another subject this year at the prestigious liberal arts college in Delaware County, and more than … Read More

SheTech Explorer Day gets girls excited about careers in STEM

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2/15/2018 – SALT LAKE CITY, Utah(News4Utah) This morning, some key organizations are looking to help Utah high school girls get excited about their careers. They’re preparing for SheTech Explorer Day. Roberta Reichgelt from the Salt Lake City Department of Economic Development, and Sara Jones, Co-founder of the Women Tech Council, joined Brian Carlson to explain. The SheTech program was created by … Read More

What has helped more than 10,000 girls pursue STEM careers?

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In the past four years, SheTech has motivated and helped more than 10,000 girls pursue STEM fields and careers. SheTech was created by Women Tech Council in 2014.  It is a STEM program to activate, engage and inspire high school girls pursue STEM by giving them hands-on experience with experts and mentors in the tech industry. More than 2,000 girls from across … Read More

Silicon Slopes: Utah has Opportunity to be at the Forefront of Tech Education

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Salt Lake City—The second annual Silicon Slopes Tech Summit showcased what many of us already know: that the tech industry in Utah is booming. And while we should, as a state, be proud of what our tech companies have accomplished, we can also look at the opportunities that are rising with tech tide and address them—before those opportunities become insurmountable … Read More

West Jordan 4-H’er wins STEM award, $5,000 scholarship

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WEST JORDAN — The National 4-H Council announced Wednesday that Cassandra Ivie, 17, is the winner of the 2018 4-H Youth in Action Pillar Award for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Ivie, a Utah 4-H state ambassador, is the founder and creator of Incredible Machine, a curriculum that uses supplies to teach engineering, chemical, mechanical and electrical engineering to 4-H … Read More

Salt Lake City Ranks In Top 10 For STEM Professionals

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Salt Lake City was ranked seventh in the nation for being the best metropolitan area for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) professions, according to a WalletHub study. The report ranks 100 of the largest metro areas in the nation on their suitability for STEM professionals and includes over a dozen metrics which range from per-capita job openings for STEM graduates … Read More

Representatives from Dixie State University hope to secure funding for new STEM building

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This year the university experienced record enrollment overall, but specifically their Freshman Class. Biff Williams, President of Dixie State University, said they are building a student focuses environment. “We have a mantra of ‘[active learning. active life]…a lot of students today want to be involved and engaged in their learning;They don’t want to be lectured to…and so, our faculty have adopted … Read More