Utah ranks 8th in the most innovative states of 2018

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

(KUTV)- In WalletHub’s most recent report for the most and least innovative states, Utah ranked 8th overall in this year’s most innovative states. With the United States projected to spend $553 billion on research and development in 2018, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2018’s Most and Least Innovative States Wednesday morning. WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District … Read More

Girls Who Code clubs to launch statewide in Utah

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

In partnership with Adobe, Dell EMC, Girls Who Code and Microsoft, the Utah STEM Action Center recently announced the launch of the Utah Girls Who Code Club Network at Dell EMC. Starting in the fall 2018 school year, nearly 50 clubs will be hosted at schools, community centers, libraries and various organizations. Industry partners will sponsor and facilitate the clubs, … Read More

Researcher, a Utah native, working to solve world hunger

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

After spending 10 years in Thailand as a child, Jon Oatley, director of the Center for Reproductive Biology at Washington State University, developed a passion for ending food insecurity around the world. Oatley later turned that passion into a bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of Nevada, Reno. After hearing about WSU’s graduate program researching reproductive function in … Read More

Girls Who Code Clubs To Launch Statewide In Utah

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

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 22, 2018)— In partnership with Adobe, Dell EMC, Girls Who Code and Microsoft, the Utah STEM Action Center announced the launch of the Utah Girls Who Code Club Network, at an event today at Dell EMC. Starting in the fall 2018 school year, nearly 50 clubs will be hosted at schools, community centers, libraries and various organizations. … Read More

It’s time for fun with STEM at SheTech Explorer Days

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

The SheTech Explorer Days are back, and there is literally something for every young woman at this event. SheTech is put on by the Women Tech Council as a hands-on tech conference for high school girls. The day includes a plethora of interactive hands-on workshops centered on science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM. Girls who attend can explore robotics, … Read More

Utah State University partners with Women Tech Council

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

Utah State University recently partnered with the Women Tech Council to create the Student Innovators group, which aims to help more women receive degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Women Tech Council, a national organization “focused on the economic impact of women in driving high growth for the technology sector,” aims to increase the number of women pursuing fields through mentorship programs and … Read More

2,000 Utah High School Girls Prepare to Fill Tech Job Shortages

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

SANDY, Utah, March 1, 2018— With more than 4,000 open technology jobs in Utah and women representing only 23 percent of the state’s technology workforce, the Women Tech Council today launched SheTech Explorer Day. Drawing a record of 2,000 high school girls from across Utah, this day-long event activates, engages and inspires these girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) … Read More