Tech Report: Women in Tech

Lolly BowlerNews

(KUTV) Minna Wang, an analyst for the Kickstart Seed Fund, joined us in studio to discuss women in tech. Wang explained why women are so important to the tech community, what he experience has been as a woman in this world, and what we can do to encourage more women to pursue these kinds of careers. Watch the video here.

Logan High expected to add high-tech makerspace equipment

Lolly BowlerNews

As industry adapts to rapidly advancing technology, so do the schools that produce its future employees, entrepreneurs and business owners. Creating makerspaces, versatile environments where students can create anything their heart desires, is becoming a powerful tool in education. Now that Logan High School’s years-long construction and redesign process is nearly complete, a former cafeteria has transformed into a large, … Read More

USTAR Innovation Center opens, 7 organizations get Boeing grants

Lolly BowlerNews

Boeing has given grants totaling $300,000 to seven Utah organizations that provide help for veterans and their families, advance STEM programs or boost the environment. One of the recipients is the Park City-based National Ability Center, which got $75,000 to support its programs and services for about 1,000 transitioning military veterans and 500 of their family members annually. Boeing grants … Read More

STEM Education Is Vital to Fill Over 2.6 Million Job Openings by 2024

Lolly BowlerNews

A 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report reveals that the U.S. had nearly 8.6 million science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs as of 2015; and from 2014 to 2024, it will add more than 2.6 million STEM job openings.(1) Yet the U.S. is falling behind other industrialized nations in STEM education, ranking behind 36 other education systems in … Read More

Economic future more secure when more students care about STEM

Lolly BowlerNews

What is the purpose of STEM? According to the U.S. Department of Education’s estimation of the projected percentage increases in STEM jobs through 2020, innovative careers such as software development, medical science, and computer systems analysis will increase exponentially. The biomedical engineering field, for example, will see an increase of 62 percent. All occupations are projected to increase just by … Read More

Val Hale: Utah is better and stronger when businesses and government work together

Lolly BowlerNews

In his 2009 inaugural address, Gov. Gary R. Herbert challenged Utah to create unprecedented partnerships that would lead to unlimited possibilities for the state. Utahns have responded to that challenge in impressive fashion. Indeed, one of Utah’s secrets to success is the willingness of companies and nonprofits to partner with government to solve problems and create a better place to … Read More

‘Girls can do unimaginable things:’ Conference inspires Utah girls to pursue STEM careers

Lolly BowlerNews

CLEARFIELD — Erica Sandoval said when she started college, she thought she wanted to be a fashion designer. But little did she know, years later she would discover — believe it or not — sewing wasn’t too different than rocket science. “Sewing is taking different pieces of cloth and putting them together,” she said. “Sewing is assembling, and making a … Read More

Joining Forces: The secret sauce of industry and education partnerships

Kaitlin FelstedNews, STEM in Utah

There is a Latin saying, “You can never find a lost opportunity,” and from all appearances it would seem that Utah industry partners are not taking any chances on losing the opportunity to support STEM education. It is no secret that Utah companies need computing talent and that computing careers are amazing opportunities for Utah students. Computing knowledge and skills … Read More

Snow dedicates new building not just to teach science, but to ‘inspire love’ for it

Lolly BowlerNews

EPHRAIM—When Snow College officials and others dedicated the new Robert M. and Joyce S. Graham Science Center last week, they didn’t simply dedicate it to the teaching of science. The building was dedicated to what Snow College’s Dean of Natural Science and Math, Dan Black, said was the objective from the very outset of the building’s planners and funders: a … Read More