Dixie Middle School’s Allison Ames Claims STEM Excellence Award

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For eighth-grade Honors Math student Allison Ames—a 4.0 GPA student who’s part of her school’s Science Olympiad team and is a robotics powerhouse outside of school—there’s no limit to how far she’ll go to help her peers and community through her standout STEM skills.  The huge-hearted young scholar from St. George was honored for going the distance on Saturday at Vivint Smart … Read More

Stars to Light Up Vivint Arena on STEM Ed Night

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The Salt Lake City Stars—an NBA G-League team and Utah Jazz affiliate—are partnering with the Utah STEM Action Center for a family-friendly, K-12 STEM-themed night of hoops action on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at 7 p.m. when the Stars take on the Santa Cruz Warriors at Vivint Smart Home Arena! STEM-related entertainment, concourse exhibits, and more are all part of … Read More

Miss Draper Outstanding Teen Earns STEM Excellence Award

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Corner Canyon High School 9th grader Grace Mead is about as multitalented as a person can be. A stellar 4.0 GPA student, fluent in Mandarin Chinese, part of the school’s dance company, and superstar champion for STEM, Grace’s limitless vision and passion for life have crowned her Miss Draper Outstanding Teen 2018-2019. Thanks to her passionate outreach efforts to encourage girls toward … Read More

We Heart STEM Day on the Hill

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Each year, the Utah STEM Action Center hosts STEM Day on the Hill to celebrate STEM happenings and opportunities across the state. Our fun and interactive event includes exhibits from students, industry and various community partners who are helping spread the STEM love statewide. Part celebration and part exhibition, this is our time to show local leaders how important STEM is … Read More

Utah STEM Scene Surges to Top 5 Spot

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The 2018 Milken Technology and Science Index report was released last month—and the survey shows there’s plenty of buzz about the Beehive State. Utah surged to No. 5, improving its ranking from eighth place in 2016. The report rates states’ performance in three categories: high-tech innovation, education and investment. The state’s impressive ranking is mainly due to increased jobs in the … Read More

Altamont’s Sydney Nielson Scores CenturyLink STEM Excellence Award

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Altamont High School 8th grader and CenturyLink STEM Excellence honoree Sydney Nielson (above, center) is as much a STEM star as she is a stellar scholar and student mentor. A straight-A student her entire academic career, Sydney is exceptional in many areas, but her passion for STEM truly stands out—especially against the backdrop of her small, rural community. Sydney was … Read More

Utah STEM Foundation Rolls Out Entrepreneurial Challenge for Girls

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Can Utah hack the STEM gender gap?! We think so! The Utah STEM Action Center’s nonprofit, the Utah STEM Foundation, is excited to announce its 1st STEM Entrepreneurial Challenge, this year benefitting Girls Who Code (GWC) clubs in Utah.  This is a great opportunity for GWC Clubs to be awarded grants toward STEM Scholarships, funding toward equipment, or funding for STEM … Read More

BambooHR Gives $10K to Grow STEM

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Utah-rooted BambooHR marked its 10-year growth by giving the Utah STEM Foundation $10,000 this week. The company’s ’10 for 10!’ anniversary initiative benefitted 10 local and national organizations. Additional Utah recipients include: The Road Home Utah Food Bank Utah Domestic Violence Coalition Huntsman Cancer Foundation UVU Women’s Success Center Nami Utah   “All of these organizations address needs in the world … Read More

Boeing Grants $75K to launch ‘Utah STEM Collective Impact’ study

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World’s largest aerospace company awards funding to support the Utah STEM Action Center’s analysis of statewide STEM education efforts SALT LAKE CITY —Boeing has announced that it is granting the Utah STEM Foundation $75,000 to support the Utah STEM Action Center (STEM AC) in launching the “Utah STEM Collective Impact” study. “We are ecstatic about Boeing’s level of commitment to STEM education … Read More

American Fork High School Senior Jason Roberts Receives CenturyLink STEM Excellence Award

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Jason Roberts (center) accepts the CenturyLink STEM Excellence Award, alongside his father Jeremy Roberts (left), presented by CenturyLink official Kelly Hazard (right) at the Nov. 21, 2018, Utah Jazz game in Salt Lake City’s Vivint Smart Home Arena. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images) American Fork High School senior Jason Roberts—this season’s first CenturyLink STEM Excellence Award recipient—is a … Read More