Utah’s Abuzz about the 2019 CSForALL Summit!

This fall, the CSforALL Summit will convene the national computer science education community in Utah to move the needle toward computer science for all students in the United States. The 2019 Summit, to be held Oct. 21-23 at The University of Utah, will engage local stakeholders including schools, the out-of-school time sector, faith-based communities, industry, media, and more. “We’re so excited to …

Dixie Middle School’s Allison Ames Claims STEM Excellence Award

For eighth-grade Honors Math student Allison Ames—a 4.0 GPA student who’s part of her school’s Science Olympiad team and is a robotics powerhouse outside of school—there’s no limit to how far she’ll go to help her peers and community through her standout STEM skills. The huge-hearted young scholar from St. George was honored for going the distance on Feb. 2, …

Miss Draper Outstanding Teen Grace Mead Earns STEM Excellence Award

Corner Canyon High School 9th grader Grace Mead is about as multitalented as a person can be. A stellar 4.0 GPA student, fluent in Mandarin Chinese, part of the school’s dance company, and superstar champion for STEM, Grace’s limitless vision and passion for life have crowned her Miss Draper Outstanding Teen 2018-2019. Thanks to her efforts passionate outreach efforts to encourage girls …

Utah STEM Scene Surges to Top 5 Spot

The 2018 Milken Technology and Science Index report was released last month—and the survey shows there’s plenty of buzz about the Beehive State. Utah surged to No. 5, improving its ranking from No. 8 in 2016. The report rates states’ performance in three categories: high-tech innovation, education and investment. The state’s impressive ranking is mainly due to increased jobs in the …

Utah STEM Foundation Rolls Out Entrepreneurial Challenge for Girls

The Utah STEM Action Center’s nonprofit, the Utah STEM Foundation, is excited to announce its 1st STEM Entrepreneurial Challenge, this year benefitting Girls Who Code (GWC) clubs in Utah.  This is a great opportunity for GWC Clubs to be awarded grants toward STEM Scholarships, funding toward equipment, or funding for STEM in associated schools that highlight the efforts of individuals …

Altamont’s Sydney Nielson Scores CenturyLink STEM Excellence Award

Altamont High School 8th grader and CenturyLink STEM Excellence honoree Sydney Nielson (above, center) is as much a STEM star as she is a stellar scholar and student mentor. A straight-A student her entire academic career, Sydney is exceptional in many areas, but her passion for STEM truly stands out—especially against the backdrop of her small, rural community. Sydney was …

BambooHR Gives $10K to STEM Foundation to Grow STEM

Utah-rooted BambooHR marked its 10-year growth by giving the Utah STEM Foundation $10,000 this week. The company’s ’10 for 10!’ anniversary initiative benefitted 10 local and national organizations. Additional Utah recipients include: The Road Home Utah Food Bank Utah Domestic Violence Coalition Huntsman Cancer Foundation UVU Women’s Success Center Nami Utah “All of these organizations address needs in the world that we are …

Boeing Grants $75K to Launch ‘Utah STEM Collective Impact’ Study

SALT LAKE CITY —Boeing has announced that it is granting the Utah STEM Foundation $75,000 to support the Utah STEM Action Center (STEM AC) in launching the “Utah STEM Collective Impact” study. “We are ecstatic about Boeing’s level of commitment to STEM education in the State of Utah,” said Allison Spencer, director of the Utah STEM Foundation. “Boeing has been an industry champion, working with many key …

American Fork High School Senior Jason Roberts Receives CenturyLink STEM Excellence Award

American Fork High School senior Jason Roberts—this season’s first CenturyLink STEM Excellence Award recipient—is a standout STEM student who’s dedicated to excellence both within and outside of school. Jason was recognized for his achievements at the Nov. 21, 2018, Utah Jazz game at Vivint Smart Home Arena. “Jason is the perfect student to receive this award,” said nominator Tanner Bowman, computer programming …

Fourth Annual STEM Fest a Roaring Success!

STEM Fest’s 4th annual showcase of standout Utah STEM companies on October 23 – 24 underscored our propensity for being loud and proud. There’s nothing like a conference center packed with thousands of K-12th grade students and their families to amp up the decibels. The buzz about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities was palpable. Utah STEM Fest is a …

Tech Companies Work to Solve Employee Shortage

2KUTV – It’s no secret that there is a shortage of tech workers across the country. Many tech companies are investing in education, so that they can grow the workforce they need and that includes companies right here in Utah. At Dell EMC in Draper, middle school teachers are the students. The STEM Action Center, Code.org, and Dell EMC are …

Making the Grade: Utah Works to Improve its Marks in STEM Education

Utah Sen. Ann Millner minces no words: “Utah cannot grow its technology cluster without a significant focus on developing talent.” Given that said technology cluster drives our state’s economy, the mandate is simple: Turn out more talent or face a drawback in economic prosperity. “Computer science, engineering, cybersecurity, information technology, web development and other STEM professionals are critical to meeting …