Distance Learning

As a leader in innovative STEM education, the STEM Action Center is committed to providing students with access to programs that will assist in their education and prepare them for the future workforce. New technologies have enabled a new kind of educational instruction: distance learning. This next step in online education allows students to be instructed and collaborate with classmates from the safety of their own homes. In the wake of a global pandemic and social distancing requirements, these distance learning programs are no longer a helpful tool for isolated classrooms; they are a vital support to all students now and in the future. Check out our distance learning programs below for exciting new opportunities!

STEM in Motion

Since its creation, our STEM in Motion team has traveled across the state to deliver innovative STEM instruction and curriculum to Utah classrooms. With distance learning, now the SIM team is sending these resources straight to your computer. They’re adapting all their programs to make them available online and usable for hybrid instruction. Efforts to do this will include:

  • Transition traditional SIM curriculum to online accessible content
  • Teacher training videos
  • Kits to supplement online courses available for checkout

For more information about STEM in Motion distance learning, visit our STEM in Motion page or contact us at steminmotion@utah.gov.


Math 2.0

Math 2.0 is the successor to our current math personalized learning program, introducing Math Mentor training and To Learn math education kits to Utah schools. Nothing helps students succeed more than one-on-one attention and encouragement from a caring adult. Math Mentors build on that principle to provide personal mentoring between students and community volunteers. In partnership with AmeriCorps and local industry, we are building student’s confidence in math, and volunteers’ confidence in math mentoring, one at a time.  Additionally, we have launched the To Learn series, personalized kits highlighting the math in daily activities like painting and cooking. These kits can be used in conjunction with Math Mentors, or even in students' homes, helping them recognize math principles in the everyday and build their confidence in their math abilities.


For more information about Math 2.0, visit our K-12 Math Personalized Learning Program page or contact Clarence Ames at cames@utah.gov.

Connecting with Industry

To fulfill our mission of ensuring “connection with industry and Utah’s long-term economic prosperity,” we have advanced efforts to create distance learning initiatives with industry partners and Facebook.

Facebook & USHE

In partnership with the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE), the STEM Action Center has created the Utah STEM Action Center Facebook Community. This platform provides a space for community engagement between industry, educators, and students not available on other platforms. Community members participate through Facebook Live events, Innovative Teacher highlights, distance learning callouts, STEM classroom icebreakers, and so much more!

For more information on the Utah STEM Network Facebook Community, visit our Community page or contact Shelby Averett at sdaverett@utah.gov.


Online College Resources

For those high school students who are wondering what their higher education prospects will be in the world of COVID-19, we have found the resources for you! From college selections to internships, we’ve found some sources which can make your next step in education much smoother.


Utah STEM Action Center
3848 S. West Temple
Suite 105
South Salt Lake, UT 84115