HB139 – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Action Center (2013)
“The STEM Action Center initiative, with its Board, will use the substantial funds appropriated to create a STEM Action Center to help teachers adopt STEM best practices. The STEM Action Center’s primary goal is to support teacher professional development and excite students with STEM opportunities, by providing effective STEM education/digital learning tools to public K-12 classrooms.
Stronger math and science skills are a must for tomorrow’s technology workforce. The STEM Action Center will help our students be much better prepared to fill the ‘hot STEM jobs’ with thousands of openings now and in the future.
As our #1 legislative priority, UTC provided strong industry engagement through committee testimonies, Calls to Action, and key lobbying support in order to ensure the passage of this critical bill. Other community partners joined with us.
This is one of the most significant pieces of legislation with substantial new funding to pass the 2013 session and will change the course of Utah’s education going forward to prepare our ample workforce to compete globally for jobs today and tomorrow. It was an historic feat for industry, government, and education to come together on this important economic development issue.”
HB150 – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Amendments (2014)
“This bill amends provisions relating to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Action Center.”