The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Action Center prioritizes STEM education to develop Utah’s workforce of the future. Our programs drive research and implementation of STEM education best practices statewide by coordinating STEM-related activities, creating and supporting STEM education, facilitating educator access to education tools, and aligning public STEM education with higher-education STEM activities.
The STEM Action Center Board uses legislative funding to oversee projects that support public education, the Utah State Office of Education and higher education partners. These programs address issues of student and professional outreach, recruitment, retention and achievement. Our mission is to foster the state’s economic prosperity by preparing the workforce to take on meaningful and gainful STEM careers.
Prepare the future workforce by empowering educators with best practices and tools; coordinate STEM activities on all academic levels
Sustain a highly competitive workforce by meeting industry needs as well as technological innovation
Create economic opportunities for all Utahns through infrastructure and innovation
550,000+ students have been impacted by STEM-sponsored events and programs
Our reach across Utah
602 schools engaged in Utah STEM programming
We offer a broad portfolio of projects and initiatives in partnership with the Utah State Office of Education department and the Utah System of Higher Education and Industry, from grants to certifications to educational approach.
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STEM Creates a Bright Future for Utah
Produce a STEM-competitive workforce to ensure Utah’s continued economic success in the global marketplace. Catalyze student experience, community engagement and industry alignment by identifying and implementing the public- and higher-education best practices that will transform workforce development.
The STEM Action Center is Utah’s leader in promoting science, technology, engineering and math through best practices in education to ensure connection with industry and Utah’s long-term economic prosperity.