The Utah STEM Action Center Executive Advisory Board and the Utah STEM Foundation Advisory Board members are excited to share the strategic plan report from the Utah STEM Action Center. This plan was initiated in March of 2020 and completed in December of 2020, representing a comprehensive analysis of past accomplishments, stakeholder input, and attention to measuring success for the Center. The STEM Action Center values its partners in Utah education, industry and business, state government, and community and cultural organizations that have helped to make the programs and activities of the Center a success for Utah students, educators and communities. The Center and its board members are appreciative of the ongoing support of the Utah State Legislature and Governor’s Office for recognizing the value of STEM engagement and education, and the support that has been provided by the state over many years.
This strategic plan, and the recommendations provided by partners and collaborators, reflects the ongoing commitment of the STEM Action Center to ensure that programs and activities supported by the Center are aligned to the needs of students, educators, and their communities. The Center strives to work “with” and not “in” schools and communities to leverage the resources from each community in order to achieve optimal sustainability. This plan was created with the ongoing dedication of the Center, and board members, for transparency and accountability to achieve the highest level of quality, efficiency, and effectiveness for Center operations and programming. We are looking forward to many more years of excellence in STEM learning with the resolve to bring STEM to all Utah homes, schools, and communities to build a brighter future for Utah.