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 …

Students from Across Utah Commit to Pursuing STEM Careers at Utah State Capitol

On Friday, March 6, 25 Utah high school seniors gathered at the Utah State Capitol and signed letters of intent to pursue a career in the STEM field. Just like signing days for athletes, this second annual STEM Singing Day, sponsored by Boeing and the Utah STEM Action Center and powered by Tallo, celebrated Utah’s future STEM leaders. Business and community leaders, along with elected …

Dutch and US Students Win 2019 CERN “Beamline for Schools” Competition

Two teams of high-school students, one from the Praedinius Gymnasium in Groningen, Netherlands, and one from the West High School in Salt Lake City, USA, have won the 2019 Beamline for Schools competition (BL4S). In October, these teams will be invited to the DESY research center in Hamburg, Germany, to carry out their proposed experiments together with scientists from CERN and DESY. Beamline for Schools is a …

Utah STEM Foundation Celebrates Girls Who Code Challenge Awardees

The Utah STEM Foundation announced the awardees of its inaugural Girls Who Code (GWC) Entrepreneurial Challenge in a celebrative ceremony at Recursion in Salt Lake City on April 25, 2019. Loyal STEM education supporter and KUTV news anchor Holly Menino emceed the event, which drew Challenge finalists, their GWC peers and families, and community supporters, amounting to nearly 200 celebrants. …

Beehive Academy’s Trinity Mauer Receives CenturyLink Honors

Trinity Mauer, a junior at Beehive Science and Technology Academy, began receiving recognition and awards for her passionate STEM pursuits since the fifth grade, maintaining exceptional grades and scoring several notable wins along the way. Trinity added another accolade to her roster in receiving the CenturyLink STEM Excellence Award at halftime during the Utah Jazz’s April 9, 2019, game against …

STEM Signing Day Applications Open

High school seniors in Utah who are interested in pursuing a career in the STEM field can now apply to be a part of the first annual Utah STEM Signing Day, presented by Boeing and the Utah STEM Action Center. This STEM Signing Day, powered by Tallo, recognizes and celebrates the next generation of STEM talent from around the state. …

Roy 5th Grader Kayden Branch Earns STEM Excellence Award

Municipal Elementary School student Kayden Branch’s love of math has consistently placed him at the top of his class in the subject throughout his K-5th grade career. The 5th grader’s high math marks and remarkable robotics skills were rewarded at halftime during the March 14, 2019, Jazz home game at Vivint Arena, with Kayden joining the ranks of fellow CenturyLink …