Funding Priorities

Week of STEM programs

Utah Governor Spencer Cox made an official proclamation for Utah's first Week of STEM: November 7 - 10, 2022. This year, our goal is to bring STEM to everyone statewide. We are celebrating and highlighting the importance of creating greater inclusion and opportunity for Utah children and families who do not typically have adequate access to STEM resources. We are leveraging the power of private/public partnerships to ensure that resources and opportunities are available for everyone. 

There are six new programs as part of Week of STEM that need your support! Learn more about Hydroponics, Micro STEM Fest Kits, Chief Science Officer, Club Ability, Tech-Moms in Color, and FIRST robotics.

Learn More About Week of STEM

Innovation Hub Makerspace

The STEM Action Center's Innovation Hub is an incubator for best practices for the project-based, career-focused, hands-on learning activities that often happen in makerspaces, FabLabs, and workshops. The Innovation Hub currently offers opportunities for participants of all ages to work on meaningful projects, learn valuable new skills, and collaborate with creative STEM makers and tinkerers around the state. The Innovation Hub includes 3D printers, a laser cutter, CNC machine, sewing machines, soldering irons, a heat press, Cricut machines, hand tools, a welding station, and more. 

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STEM in Motion

STEM in Motion travels the state providing hands-on, real-world, project-based learning curriculum to schools and organizations. The STEM in Motion Curriculum Kits are designed to generate a passion for STEM careers in youth, and support the Governor’s initiative for a STEM-competitive workforce in Utah. The STEM in Motion program expands access to students in all regions of Utah, and facilities the ability of the STEM Action Center to bring exciting curriculum and supplies that align with high-demand STEM careers. It also engages teachers in professional development activities in STEM. The STEM in Motion program overcomes funding issues for STEM-based instructional resources that plague many districts, rural and urban. After a very successful pivot to meet the needs of schools post-COVID, gathering feedback from teachers, students, and industry patterns, it is very apparent that these curriculum kits are highly sought after and of great interest to schools throughout the State. You can help us expand this program to reach more districts, schools, and students.

There are many ways that your organization can support the Utah STEM in Motion Program:

  • Donations provide more opportunities for schools to receive STEM in Motion kits
  • In-kind items, such as supplies, curriculum writing, printing, translation, and STEM-related supplies and equipment expand the number of kits and range of topics available

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Help us excite thousands of students statewide about science, technology, engineering, and math by sponsoring our annual STEM FEST! STEM Fest is a 2-day event in September for middle and high school students, where STEM industry members provide hands-on activities focused around STEM. Your company will be at the forefront of showcasing STEM-based careers to over 20,000 students, parents, and teachers. If your business is STEM-related, this is a must-attend event. You can help support this event by signing up to exhibit and sponsor.

Sign Up, Sponsor, and Support this Event

STEM Elementary Magic Shows

Support the magic of science, technology, engineering, and math at an incredible show presented by Paul Brewer and the Utah STEM Action Center. This show travels to elementary schools throughout the state and is an incredible opportunity to convey to elementary students how fun and exciting STEM can be. Our goal is to engage them now so that their passion for STEM will continue to follow them into middle school, high school, college, and their careers. We invite you to consider sponsoring the STEM Show so that we can give more elementary students this exciting experience! Each experience costs a school just under $300.

Learn More About STEM Elementary Magic Shows

Allison Spencer
Utah STEM Foundation Director


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