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 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.

Our Goals


Increase the focus on access to STEM resources


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.

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Our Impact

Get the facts and stories behind STEM's impact on education and industry in Utah. Read our annual reports, our strategic plan, LEA-based reports and more.

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Our Mission:
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.

Our Vision:

Bringing STEM to every Utah home, school, and community to build a brighter future.


Utah STEM Action Center
3848 S. West Temple
Suite 105
South Salt Lake, UT 84115