West High robotics team competes in World Competition

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A team of West High School students are competing against students from around the world in a world robot competition. Team members had 6 weeks to build the robot and after ranking first at a competition in Boise, Idaho. These local teens pitted their robot against the best of the best at the world competition in Texas over the weekend. … Read More

Layton elementary school students visit outer space, without ever leaving Utah

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  A Layton school is trying something new to get its students excited about science. At Vae View Elementary in Layton, the 4th and 5th graders are on a mission in outer space. Today these students are investigating a wormhole.  Cameron Kemp is the flight director. He’s also the person behind the sound effects. “The attitude that I give them, … Read More

Meet America’s New Astronauts!

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NASA announced their new 2017 class of astronauts. These 12 new astronaut candidates were chosen from more than 18,300 people who submitted applications from December 2015 to February 2016. This was more than double the previous record of 8,000 set in 1978. Learn more about them here.

Vicky Thomas: 30 Women to Watch

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Congratulations to Vicky Thomas, Senior Product Manager at Vivint Smart Home – she has been selected as one of the 2017 30 Women to Watch honorees! Each year, Utah Business magazine selects 30 women who are at the top of their respective fields and honors them in both its May issue and at an awards luncheon held in their honor. Accomplishments: … Read More

WTC launches SheTech Internship Program

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The Women Tech Council, also known as WTC, launched a technology internship program to provide high school girls the opportunity to interact with technology companies, meet and interact with women in technology and understand the impact they can have by pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. Participants will tour tech companies across Silicon Slopes, including: Vivint, … Read More

6 Utah schools Make List of America’s Most Challenging High Schools

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America’s Most Challenging High Schools- The Washington Post’s annual rankings of how successfully schools challenge their students. The study ranks schools through an index formula that’s a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. A ratio … Read More

Utah Students Off to STEM Summer Camps

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23 ambitious girls and boys are off to STEM summer camps thanks to RizePoint STEM Scholarships. Students, ranging from 5th to 10th grade, applied with a personal explanation of their own ambitions to learn at STEM camp. They also had to submit a letter from a friend as well as a teacher’s recommendation. The applications were reviewed by a committee … Read More

2017 STEM Designated Schools Announced

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SALT LAKE CITY (May 8, 2017)—The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Friday approved eight public schools for the Utah STEM School Designation. This is the second group of schools to be selected since the program began last year. USBE, in partnership with the Utah STEM Action Center, developed the Utah STEM Schools Designation program to better define and standardize … Read More

Real problems, real people and real science

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Take a look at Dr. David Ferro’s observations after he attended this year’s FIRST Robotics competition in Houston, TX. Dr. Ferro is dean of the College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology at Weber State University. “Last week I visited Houston to see 15,000 kids compete in the world championships of FIRST robotics. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and … Read More