More Than A Flag

On January 19th, Governor Spencer Cox and Lt. Governor Deidre Henderson announced More Than A Flag, a public engagement initiative to gather input and design ideas for a new Utah State flag. Utah is a dynamic and modern state that has changed greatly over its 125-year history, and we need a flag that represents all of us, today. A primary …

STEM AC and Library employees hold stress relief kits

The Science of Stress Relief: New Kits in Libraries Aim to Reduce Stress in Kids

Salt Lake City, UT (February 11, 2022) – Most of us are probably feeling pretty stressed these days. And while some stress can be positive, long-term stress can cause physical problems and unhealthy behaviors. That’s why the Utah STEM Action Center partnered with the Utah State Library division to bring stress-coping mechanisms directly to kids. “Hacking Your Brain: The Science …

STEM Action Center joins Nationwide Effort to Figure Out What EdTech Works, Where, and Why

Educators in three states will track and document their experiences with technology through a public-private initiative launched by UVA-affiliated EdTech Evidence Exchange January 13, 2022 – SALT LAKE CITY, UT – The EdTech Evidence Exchange, a nonprofit affiliated with the University of Virginia’s School of Education and Human Development, today announced that Utah has joined the inaugural cohort of its …

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: …