Teachers Take Advantage of Professional Development Opportunities and See Student’s Scores Rise at Blackridge Elementary School

Student’s SAGE science scores have moved from an average of 56 percent to 77 percent this past year at Blackridge Elementary. Steve Giles, principal at Blackridge Elementary, attributes this success to their teachers who have taken advantage of professional development opportunities offered to the school by Dr. Steven Shumway, professor for the Technology & Engineering Education program in the Fulton …

STEM Grant Puts Engineering in the Classroom

When you hear a teacher say, “Students would rather do this than anything else in class,” engineering may not be the subject that comes to mind. But for an elementary classroom in Salt Lake City School District, that is exactly what you’ll hear. Paula Marquez, a fifth grade teacher at Highland Park Elementary, recently received a classroom grant from the …

2 Davis County high schools receive major STEM donation

Deseret News — School administrators know it’s not every week that you have a huge windfall come walking through the front door. But for students, faculty and staff at two Davis County high schools, good fortune came knocking in a big way on Friday afternoon. The National Math and Science Initiative, the Northrup Grumman Foundation and Hill Air Force Base …

Orbital ATK Donation Encourages STEM Learning In Utah Schools

Orbital ATK today announced an in-kind donation of approximately 500 personal computers to the Utah STEM Action Center, on behalf of the company’s Aerospace Structures Division in Clearfield and its 3,000 Utah employees. Today’s announcement took place at Horace Mann Elementary where the first 20 computers to be donated were given to students at the school. “The Utah STEM Action …

Tips on Being a Mentor: Carine Clark

Integral to growing STEM in our communities is mentoring our youth. Carine Clark, Silicon Slopes Executive Board Member, shares tips for teachers and industry members on mentoring. There’s no age or position requirement to be a mentor“Everyone can be a good mentor and help to lift a young person. It’s very empowering to reach out to someone. You will always …

Park City High School Students Design Mobile Classroom in a Bus

Park Record – Park City High School students Natalie Haerter, Ishan Chho, and Cole Stanton heard from many naysayers. The students had been tasked with designing a mobile STEM classroom out of a bus for their semester-long project in the PCCAPS (Park City Center for Advanced Professional Studies) program. The goal was to create a model the STEM Action Center …

STEM: Day on the Hill

KUTV – In an upcoming event industry and government officials will be present to discuss the current status, needs and resources in computing in Utah, with more than 12 tech companies sharing hands-on exhibits. The event is called STEM: Day on The Hill held at the Utah State Capitol on Jan. 30 from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. A short …

Daybreak Community Creates STEM Experiences for Their Children

LiveDaybreak is setting a new model for how to engage students and parents in STEM through fun afterschool activities including robotics, circuitry, gardening, animation and dentistry. Earlier this year Daybreak’s community organization created a nonprofit STEM Club for all Daybreak residents. The model is simple: in order to become a member of the club, a parent isresponsible for creating an …