‘Girls In Aviation’ Program Reaches New Heights In Northern Utah

Lolly BowlerNews

The Girls in Aviation program was started just one year ago by the Cache Makers group based out of Logan, UT. The program focuses on exposing girls ages nine to 15 to the aviation industry as well as broad STEM, or Science Technology Engineering and Math, opportunities. “Women are less likely to come into this field and more likely to … Read More

McMillan students explore STEM questions

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Which flower absorbs the most amount of water? Do kids or adults have a quicker reaction time? How tall do I sound? These and other questions, McMillan Elementary student-scientists explored as part of their STEM fair, which was on display during the interactive STEM night activities. “We invited all the students from kindergarten to sixth-grade to participate,” said McMillan STEM … Read More

Sprawling expansion plan for Living Planet Aquarium in Utah has a huge centerpiece: U2’s ‘The Claw’

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From the moment he met with architects to explain his vision back in 1998, Brent Andersen intended for Draper’s Loveland Living Planet Aquarium (LLPA) to be far more than the last word of its name conveyed, for it to incorporate animal exhibits, classrooms, high-tech interactive stations, a conservation center … But adding “The Claw” — a 165-foot-tall, 190-ton stage component … Read More

HAFB gives kids a hands-on look at STEM careers in Junior Achievement City

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SALT LAKE 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 … Read More

Dr. Shalini Kesar and Microsoft publish study on girls in STEM

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Dr. Shalini Kesar, associate professor of information systems at Southern Utah University and advocate for women in technology, has known for years that girls and young women are a critical missing part of STEM studies and careers. With that knowledge, she was honored to collaborate on the international research project with Microsoft. Even with a higher priority placed on science, … Read More

Utah ranks 8th in the most innovative states of 2018

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(KUTV)- In WalletHub’s most recent report for the most and least innovative states, Utah ranked 8th overall in this year’s most innovative states. With the United States projected to spend $553 billion on research and development in 2018, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2018’s Most and Least Innovative States Wednesday morning. WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District … Read More

Girls Who Code clubs to launch statewide in Utah

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In partnership with Adobe, Dell EMC, Girls Who Code and Microsoft, the Utah STEM Action Center recently announced the launch of the Utah Girls Who Code Club Network at Dell EMC. Starting in the fall 2018 school year, nearly 50 clubs will be hosted at schools, community centers, libraries and various organizations. Industry partners will sponsor and facilitate the clubs, … Read More

Researcher, a Utah native, working to solve world hunger

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After spending 10 years in Thailand as a child, Jon Oatley, director of the Center for Reproductive Biology at Washington State University, developed a passion for ending food insecurity around the world. Oatley later turned that passion into a bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of Nevada, Reno. After hearing about WSU’s graduate program researching reproductive function in … Read More

Girls Who Code Clubs To Launch Statewide In Utah

Lolly BowlerNews

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. … Read More