Beehive Academy’s Trinity Mauer, Utah STEM Action Center Receive CenturyLink Honors

Katherine KireievComputer Science, STEM Awards, STEM in Utah, STEM Industry, STEM Partners, STEM Team

Trinity Mauer, a junior at Beehive Science and Technology Academy, began receiving recognition and awards for her passionate STEM pursuits since the fifth grade, maintaining exceptional grades and scoring several notable wins along the way. Trinity added another accolade to her roster in receiving the CenturyLink STEM Excellence Award at halftime during the Utah Jazz’s April 9, 2019, game against … Read More

Park City Math Institute Co-Creator becomes 1st Female to Win ‘Nobel Prize of math’

Katherine KireievSTEM Awards, STEM in Utah, STEM Partners

In another landmark moment for Women’s History Month 2019, U.S. Mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck has become the first female to win the Abel Prize — which is commonly regarded as the “the Nobel Prize of Math.” Among her great achievements is her extensive outreach work, including the co-creation of PCMI, the Park City Mathematics Institute right here in Utah. PCMI is … Read More

Roy 5th Grader Kayden Branch Earns STEM Excellence Award

Katherine KireievSTEM Awards, STEM in Utah, STEM Partners

Municipal Elementary School student Kayden Branch’s love of math has consistently placed him at the top of his class in the subject throughout his K-5th grade career. The 5th grader’s high math marks and remarkable robotics skills were rewarded at halftime during the March 14, 2019, Jazz home game at Vivint Arena, with Kayden joining the ranks of fellow CenturyLink … Read More

Enrollment is Open for Code.org Professional Learning!

Katherine KireievComputer Science, STEM in Utah, STEM Industry, STEM Partners

We’re excited to announce that applications for Code.org’s Professional Learning Program for CS Principles and CS Discoveries are now open. If your school plans to offer these courses in 2019-20, please encourage interested teachers to apply today! Code.org’s Professional Learning Program is an intensive, yearlong professional learning program for middle-and high school educators who are interested in teaching Code.org’s CS … Read More

Utah’s Abuzz about the 2019 CSForALL Summit!

Katherine KireievComputer Science, STEM in Utah, STEM Industry, STEM Partners, STEM Team

  This fall, the CSforALL Summit will convene the national computer science education community in Utah to move the needle toward computer science for all students in the United States. The 2019 Summit, to be held Oct. 21-23 at The University of Utah, will engage local stakeholders including schools, the out-of-school time sector, faith-based communities, industry, media and more. “We’re so excited … Read More

Dixie Middle School’s Allison Ames Claims STEM Excellence Award

Katherine KireievSTEM Awards, STEM in Utah, STEM Industry, STEM Partners

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 Feb. 2, 2019, at … Read More

Stars to Light Up Vivint Arena on STEM Ed Night

Katherine KireievSTEM in Utah, STEM Partners, STEM Team

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

Katherine KireievSTEM Awards, STEM in Utah, STEM Industry, STEM Partners, STEM Team

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

Katherine KireievSTEM in Utah, STEM Industry, STEM Partners, STEM Team

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

Katherine KireievSTEM in Utah, STEM Industry

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