Students from Across Utah Commit to Pursuing STEM Careers at Utah State Capitol

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

Students at Signing Day at the Capitol | Utah STEM Action Center