Silicon Slopes: Utah has Opportunity to be at the Forefront of Tech Education

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Salt Lake City—The second annual Silicon Slopes Tech Summit showcased what many of us already know: that the tech industry in Utah is booming. And while we should, as a state, be proud of what our tech companies have accomplished, we can also look at the opportunities that are rising with tech tide and address them—before those opportunities become insurmountable … Read More

West Jordan 4-H’er wins STEM award, $5,000 scholarship

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WEST JORDAN — 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 … Read More

Salt Lake City Ranks In Top 10 For STEM Professionals

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Salt Lake City was ranked seventh in the nation for being the best metropolitan area for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) professions, according to a WalletHub study. The report ranks 100 of the largest metro areas in the nation on their suitability for STEM professionals and includes over a dozen metrics which range from per-capita job openings for STEM graduates … Read More

Representatives from Dixie State University hope to secure funding for new STEM building

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This year the university experienced record enrollment overall, but specifically their Freshman Class. Biff Williams, President of Dixie State University, said they are building a student focuses environment. “We have a mantra of ‘[active learning. active life]…a lot of students today want to be involved and engaged in their learning;They don’t want to be lectured to…and so, our faculty have adopted … Read More

STEM education celebrated on Utah’s Capitol Hill

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – Tuesday was a day to celebrate science technology, engineering and math or STEM at the State Capitol. The STEM Action Center along with business and education partners set up camp in the rotunda for STEM Day on the hill. They offered hands-on experiences and information on available jobs in the field. STEM education has … Read More

Virtual Ski Slopes Prepare Olympians for Winter Games

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Back in March, Laurenne Ross was left wondering if her professional ski career was finished after she fell and sustained a severe injury to her right knee on the last day of the 2016-2017 skiing season. Almost a year later, Ross is ready to represent the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games after a long rehabilitation period that included some time … Read More

In the Olympics, what athletes wear is often more about science than style

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When you tune into the 2018 Winter Olympics next month, you’ll see plenty of painstakingly picked pieces of clothing. In some cases, the outfits do more than just make competitors look snazzy: They can actually help them go faster. You’ll notice such high-tech duds during speedskating events, where athletes zip around ice rinks. It takes a lot of coordination to … Read More

Photos: Interactive expo generates excitement for STEM studies

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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 … Read More

Young creators put experiments on display at Utah S.T.E.M. Expo

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SANDY (News4Utah) – It was like a high-tech science fair on steroids today at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy. It was the fifth annual Utah S.T.E.M. Expo featuring 250 projects like floating hoverboards, spinning solar systems, electric citrus and roaming robots – and lots of them. S.T.E.M. is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and all … Read More

Utah students put robots through their paces to earn spot at state competition

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SALT LAKE CITY – 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 … Read More