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STEM Signing Day Students on the steps at the Capitol

Salt Lake City, Utah (March 9, 2020) — On Friday, March 6, 25 Utah high school seniors gathered at the Utah State Capitol and signed letters of intent to pursue a career in the STEM field. Just like signing days for athletes, this second annual STEM Singing Day, sponsored by Boeing and the Utah STEM Action Center and powered by Tallo, celebrated Utah’s future STEM leaders. Business and community leaders, along with elected officials and students’ family members, were present at the event to honor these students and their commitment to STEM.

This year, Utah STEM Signing Day was featured as a part of Utah’s STEM Day on the Hill. There is a high demand for STEM talent in the United States, and these events are an opportunity to recognize the top STEM talent in the state. Students were selected based on the strength of their online Tallo profiles. The ceremony involved special presentations and networking opportunities for the students, Boeing executives, and Utah legislators.


A complete list of honorees follows:

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Julia Borsky – Westlake High School – Brigham Young University – Engineering

Shadrick Chimanga – East High School – Utah Valley University – TBD

Sami Davis – Pleasant Grove High School – University of Utah – Biomedical Engineering

Riley Dawson – NUAMES – Weber State University – Mechanical Engineering

Taylor Fang – Logan High School – Harvard or Yale – Computer Science

Dan Fenn – Utah Virtual Academy – Westminster College – Biology

Michaela Fluck – Summit Academy – University of Utah – Biology

Owen Graham – Murray High School – Utah State University – Physics and Math

Christian Hall – Intech Collegiate High School – Utah State University – Computer Science

Ryan Hamby – Utah County Academy of Sciences – University of Utah – Finance

Jonathan Hong – Bingham High School – University of Utah – Biomedical Engineering

Jasmine Johnson – Box Elder High School – Snow College – Physics

Rebekah Jones – Summit Academy – Southern Utah University – Psychology

Heather Karren – Box Elder High School – Utah State University – Human Biology

Maria Koneva – Corner Canyon – University of Illinois Urbana Champaign – Civil Engineering

Emily Lazaro – Hillcrest High School – Southern Utah University – Biology

Kaylee McConeghy – Summit Academy – University of Utah – Pre Med

Darcilynn Mcneely – Weber Innovation High School – Weber State University – Pre Med

Donna Metcalf – Murray High School – Utah State University – Electrical Engineering

Ian Nelson – Highland High School – Southern Utah University – Aviation Science

Alexander Rich – Weber High School – University of Utah – Medical Laboratory Science

Maya Richey – Timpview High school – University of Montana Western – Biology

Natasha Sadler – West Jordan High School – Montana State or SUU – Biology

Ceydal Ural – Corner Canyon – University of Utah – Biology

Anna Weeks – Skyridge High School – Brigham Young University – Chemistry


About the Boeing Company: Through purposeful investments, employee engagement and thoughtful advocacy efforts, Boeing and its employees support innovative partnerships and programs that align with the company’s strategic objectives, create value and help build better communities worldwide. Boeing’s efforts are focused on improving access to globally competitive learning, contributing to workforce skills and development, and supporting our military and veteran communities. Chicago-based Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 150 countries. See how Boeing is making a difference for Our Future, Our Heroes and Our Homes by visiting the Boeing Global Engagement Portfolio at

About Utah STEM Action Center: The STEM Action Center is Utah’s leader in promoting science, technology, engineering, and math through best practices in education to ensure connection with industry and Utah’s long-term economic prosperity. Learn more at

About Tallo: Tallo is an online platform that connects talent with opportunities. The Tallo app assists students in designing a career pathway, educators in recruiting top talent to their schools, and employers in developing a stable, continuous talent pipeline. Students (age 13+) and professionals showcase their skills and abilities in their online profile, connect directly with companies and colleges looking for the next generation of talent, and match with over $20 billion in scholarships. Learn more at