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 …

Five Honored for Contributions STEM Education in Utah

Deseret News — The STEM Action Center, in partnership with the Utah Technology Council, recognized five individuals for their contributions to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education statewide during the Utah Innovation Awards dinner Thursday. This year’s recipients are: Cassandra Ivie, a student at Copper Hills High School Todd Monson, an eighth-grade science teacher at Oquirrh Hills Middle School Spencer …

HAFB Gives Kids a Hands-On Look at STEM Careers in Junior Achievement City

Giving kids hands-on experiences can help spark an interest that can result in them eventually pursuing high-tech careers. To support some of those experiences, officials from Hill Air Force Base on Tuesday helped open a model air traffic control tower in Junior Achievement City located at Discovery Gateway in downtown Salt Lake City. The tower is part of an interactive …

Girls Who Code Clubs to Launch Statewide in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 22, 2018)— In partnership with Adobe, Dell EMC, Girls Who Code and Microsoft, the Utah STEM Action Center announced the launch of the Utah Girls Who Code Club Network, at an event today at Dell EMC. Starting in the fall 2018 school year, nearly 50 clubs will be hosted at schools, community centers, libraries and various organizations. …

West Jordan 4-H’er Wins STEM Award, $5,000 Scholarship

Deseret News — The National 4-H Council announced Wednesday that Cassandra Ivie, 17, is the winner of the 2018 4-H Youth in Action Pillar Award for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Ivie, a Utah 4-H state ambassador, is the founder and creator of Incredible Machine, a curriculum that uses supplies to teach engineering, chemical, mechanical and electrical engineering to 4-H …

Interactive Expo Generates Excitement for STEM Studies

For the fifth year in a row, students from Utah middle schools, high schools, and colleges showcased interactive projects focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics during the annual Utah Stem Expo on Saturday. The event at Mountain America Expo Center was hosted and organized by Beehive Science and Technology Academy, a STEM-focused charter school, and was free and open …

Utah Students Put Robots Through Their Paces to Earn Spot at State Competition

Fox13 – Dozens of middle and high school students competed at the FIRST Tech Challenge at West High School Saturday. The students design and build intricate robots to complete specific tasks. “We always have to try a bunch of different things, and when we finally solve it, we feel so accomplished, which is the best feeling,” said Anastasia Dunca, an …

Coral Canyon Elementary Partnership Wins $100,000 STEM Grant

St. George News – Coral Canyon Elementary students who belong to the STEM Adventure Club, already the school’s most popular after-school activity, will soon have access to even more resources and opportunities thanks to a recent grant of nearly $100,000 from the Utah STEM Action Center. Warrin Richins, Title 1 coordinator at Coral Canyon Elementary School, said the grant of …