Utah’s First STEM Spot Opens in Parowan

On Tuesday, September 7th, the STEM Action Center and the Parowan City Library officially opened the first STEM Spot in the state providing public access to STEM books and activities that will increase community interest in STEM.  Thanks to our partners at Parowan City Library, Utah State Library, Northrop Grumman, and USU Extension, we will be looking to expand STEM …

STEM Action Center Expanding “To-Learn” Program

After a successful pilot, the Utah STEM Action Center will be expanding its To-Learn kit program in order to reach more students throughout Utah. Thanks to increased support from industry and community partners including Boeing, Comcast, Micron, Clever Octopus, Tooele City Library, and the Utah Department of Cultural & Community Engagement, these kits are being delivered to select students in …

Infini-D Learning Announces 2021 League Winners

After a long school year that was anything but normal, schools throughout the country welcomed the challenge of Infini-D Learning’s League mission to end the year on a high note. Infini-D Learning is a collaborative instructional game the whole class gets to play together that measures the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of each student. Students are assessed as they participate …

Comcast Launching Community WiFi Lift Zones

Our partner Comcast, along with Utah Governor Spencer Cox, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall, and Ogden City Mayor, announced plans to equip 35 different locations across the state of Utah as WiFi-connected “Lift Zones” by the end of the year. This partnership is an ongoing commitment to help connect low-income families to the Internet so they can fully participate …

Murray School District Provides Students Cutting-edge Resources and On-the-job Training

The educators at Murray City School District are taking a new approach to tech access and curriculum. The district’s PowerUp initiative, launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, aims for the universal availability of important resources needed for effective remote learning. This includes a “1:1 initiative” providing a Chromebook laptop to every student in the district, and the PowerPlay LTE …

Dominion Energy Commits $5 Million to Social Justice, Community Rebuilding Efforts

In a press release last week, Dominion Energy announced it would contribute $5 million from their charitable foundation to assist non-profits in social justice community reconciliation, as well as small and minority-owned businesses recover from damages associated with recent protests. Included in the statement were comments by the company’s chairman, Thomas F. Farrell, II, the president, and chief executive officer: …

STEM Action Center & UServeUtah Partner for $50k Federal Grant to Support Utah Nonprofits

The Utah STEM Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Utah STEM Action Center, is pleased to announce its partnership with UServeUtah for a $50,000.00 federal grant for Utah’s nonprofit organizations.  This program will recognize the importance of the integration between STEM and the arts and the need for support of cultural nonprofits. The COVID-19 pandemic poses a significant financial risk for …

STEM Action Center Partners with Local Organizations to Produce 3D-printed Face Shields

Makers around Utah are uniting to produce critical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), filling the gap that COVID-19 has created. The Utah STEM Action Center is working with a number of school districts, industry partners, and local makers to produce 3D printed face shield headpieces. “This is an unprecedented time in our community, with needs that we never anticipated,” says Tami Goetz, the …

Craft Lake City Launching Online STEM Workshops for Utah Educators

With Utah schools completing the 2019-2020 school year entirely virtual, Utah Title I elementary schools can now get free online access to educational videos related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The six video series, created by Craft Lake City® and Google Fiber, with additional support from the Utah STEM Action Center and year-round community partner organizations, will be …

Imagine Math Students donate $5000 to COVID-19 Community Response Fund

In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Imagine Learning is empowering students to contribute to the fight. Their Imagine Math programs encourage students in their learning by awarding them “math points” for successful work and collaboration completion which then can be redeemed for in-kind monetary donations from Imagine Learning to a national charity. Imagine Math uses these points to …

National, State, and Local STEM Rising to New Manufacturing Needs

As governments and healthcare workers around the world respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, many national and state companies are also changing their manufacturing focus to produce new kinds of supplies. For weeks medical supplies such as surgical masks, gowns, and ventilators have been in high demand. The steady influx of patients and the infectious nature of the disease has pushed …