Harvard Medical School chief, USU alumnus to speak

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Utah State University’s College of Science will host a USU alumnus turned Harvard University Medical School official to talk to students and answer questions in what could be an ongoing series. Willy Lensch, chief of staff at the medical school, will speak at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 6 in the Emert Auditorium, Room 130 of the Eccles Science Learning Center for … Read More

In our opinion: IT Pathway initiatives to promote a skilled-workforce deserve support

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Governor Gary Herbert’s new IT “Pathways Program” is a step in the right direction but Utah must continue to champion the kind of educational training that will grow the state’s tech industry in the long run. Utah companies justifiably lament the lack of locally-based STEM-trained workers needed to fuel the burgeoning tech sector. Industry and education should look for more … Read More

SLCC, U. share in $1M Howard Hughes Medical Institute grant

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Salt Lake Community College will share in a $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in partnership with the University of Utah to develop fully articulated pathways for students seeking science degrees. According to a statement from the college, the award will also fund the establishment of a science, technology, engineering and mathematics data team to inform decisions … Read More

InTech Collegiate High School looking to add 7th and 8th grades

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InTech Collegiate High School has announced that the school is looking to expand its enrollment by adding 7th and 8th grades in the 2018-19 school year. The school has been anticipating this expansion since 2015 when the Cache County School Board approved an amendment to the InTech Collegiate High School Charter Agreement. The decision allowed InTech to add grades and … Read More

Press Release: Utah K-16 Computing Initiative Announced at 25K Jobs Tour

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September 05 2017 – 12:05 pm News Release For Immediate Release Contact: Kaitlin Felsted, Marketing Communications Specialist STEM Action Center 801-673-7601 kfelsted@utah.gov Utah K-16 Computing Initiative Announced at 25K Jobs Tour SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 5, 2017)—The Utah STEM Action Center today announced the Utah K-16 Computing Initiative, which addresses the need for more high-tech, high-wage opportunities in rural Utah. The … Read More

Thor: Ragnarok Superpower of Stem Challenge announced

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Disney, Marvel Studios, Dolby Laboratories, Synchrony Bank, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Broadcom Masters and Society for Science & the Public announced the nationwide Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok Superpower of Stem Challenge in conjunction with the November 3, 2017 theatrical release of Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo … Read More

Choose A STEM Major For Best Career Prospects, Study Finds

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When it comes to college majors, those in the science, technology, engineering and math fields are most useful as undergraduate degrees, finds a new study from financial site TheCashlorette.com. The study analyzed median incomes and unemployment rates for adults with only a bachelor’s degree across 173 different majors. “When deciding on a college major, it’s important to not only choose something that … Read More

Governor Herbert Announces IT Pathways Program

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Silicon Slopes, in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, hosted an IT pathway discussion in an effort to identify what the tech community must do to better provide students and educators the resources they need to succeed in STEM-related fields. After an introduction from Clint Betts, Vance Checketts (Dell EMC Vice President & General Manager and a major advocate for STEM … Read More

Gov. Herbert hears from new teachers at Bridger Elementary

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Gov. Gary Herbert kicked off a Q&A with new teachers at Bridger Elementary by posing a question of his own: Why did you decide to become a teacher? Among other education-related stops in Logan, Herbert surprised new teachers as they ate lunch during a two-day training workshop. Some were fresh-faced college graduates ready to start a career, others had moved … Read More

BYU researchers develop method that could produce stronger, more pliable metals

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It may not be as catchy as chains and weak links, but physicists and engineers know “a material is only as strong as its weakest grain boundary.” OK, that’s not catchy at all, but here’s the point: grain boundaries are a big deal. They are the microscopic, disordered regions where atom-sized building blocks bind the crystals (i.e. grains) together in … Read More