Utah STEM Foundation Rolls Out 1st Girls Who Code Entrepreneurship Challenge

Katherine KireievSTEM Awards, STEM in Utah, STEM Partners

Are you an innovator?
Do you have what it takes to change your community?

The Utah STEM Action Center’s nonprofit, The Utah STEM Foundation, is excited to announce the 1st STEM Entrepreneurship Challenge benefitting Girls Who Code (GWC) clubs in Utah.  This is a great opportunity for GWC Clubs to be awarded grants towards STEM Scholarships, funding towards equipment, or funding for STEM in your associated school that highlight individuals and clubs’ efforts, expand Girls Who Code clubs statewide, and incentivize them to continue on in STEM subjects.

This challenge is available to all individuals and clubs involved in The Girls Who Code program to enter their project, nominate their rock-star peers in the program, and highlight their facilitators who go above and beyond.  Some of the areas we will focus on include:

  • An Essay Contest for elementary-school clubs
  • Facilitator Awards
  • Peer Mentor Award
  • Club Challenge awards that address social and environmental issues, business challenges/opportunities, etc.

Application guidelines and information on how to apply will be sent out early January, and applications will be open mid-March. For additional information, please contact Erin Paulsen at erinpaulsen@utah.gov.

Can you hack it?

Stay tuned!