The Utah STEM Action Center is a division of the Utah Department of Cultural & Community Engagement tasked with advancing STEM education best practices in Utah. It was created by a legislative directive in 2013 with a primary goal to support teacher professional development and excite students with STEM opportunities by providing effective STEM education/digital learning tools to public K-12 classrooms. This has included extensive community and industry engagement through events such as our annual STEM Fest and biennial Best Practices conferences, as well as more intimate efforts such as our popular STEM in Motion program. Along the way, we hope to increase equity and access to all Utah students, including those in rural communities, while producing a STEM-competitive workforce to ensure Utah’s continued economic success in the global marketplace.
equity, inclusion, diversity, and access
Increase the focus on equity, inclusion, diversity, and access for STEM
Foster sustainable partnerships that support industry and community needs
Statewide resource hub
Serve as a statewide STEM resource hub
Parents and caregivers
Increase community support with a focus on parents and caregivers
early stem learning
Improve early STEM learning opportunities
communication and advocacy
Expand communication and advocacy for STEM
We offer a broad portfolio of programs in partnership with public education and private industry including grants, curriculum, certifications, and conferences.
The STEM Action Center is Utah’s partner in promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education through the identification and support of best practices and leveraging of resources across education, industry, government and community partners to support economic prosperity.
Bringing STEM to every Utah home, school, and community to build a brighter future.