[Library Media] Fwd: STEM Utah Newsletter: Teacher Raffle, STEM Grants, Events & More!

Sharon Deeds sdeeds at utah.gov
Thu Nov 16 11:22:23 MST 2017

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Subject: STEM Utah Newsletter: Teacher Raffle, STEM Grants, Events & More!
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*Happy Thanksgiving from the STEM Action Center!*

November 16, 2017

Gratitude Giveaway: Enter a STEM Teacher into our Raffle!

During this year’s Thanksgiving season, we’d like to show our gratitude for
Utah teachers by offering a chance to be entered to win a *free hotel stay
and dinner for two at the Zermatt Resort in Midway*. Please nominate
yourself–or a teacher you know–by telling us in 250 words or less why
you/they are a STEM champion!

*This opportunity ends at 5 p.m. on November 17, 2017.* The giveway items
must be used by *December 19, 2017*.

*Nominate someone today!*

*STEM Events*


Scientist in the Spotlight

*November 17, 2017*

The Natural History Museum of Utah is hosting a Scientist Spotlight about
molecular animation!


Utah STEM Expo

*January 27, 2018*

Bring your family to the 5th annual Utah STEM Expo and enjoy lots of
interactive STEM experiences!


Tinker Lab Grand Opening

*November 18, 2017*

Presenting The City Library’s very own space for kid-sized builders,
inventors, and crafters: the Tinker Lab!


Discover STEM @ BYU

*February 24, 2018*

Come to this FREE event at BYU for 6th-8th graders to explore and engage in
STEM activities!


STEM Classroom Grant

The second solicitation for the STEM Classroom Grant is currently open! The
PreK-12 Classroom Grant is available for Utah educators and administrators
to apply for funding to improve student understanding of and learning
experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Awards will be granted for innovative and creative projects in STEM
subjects. These projects should focus on classroom-level instruction that
is unique to the needs of the students.

*Application Deadline: December 22, 2017*

*Apply Here*

Participate in Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students
in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event.
One-hour tutorials are available in over 45 languages. No experience
needed. Ages 4 to 104. Learning to code is a fun, beneficial activity for
everyone! Hour of Code week will be December 4-10, 2017.

To see where Hour of Code events are being held in Utah, or to plan your
own event, follow the link below!

*Learn more*

Become a STEM Ambassador

Our STEM Ambassadors program is growing and we are so excited to work with
all of these bright STEM enthusiasts! If you are a high school or college
student building your resume and looking for ways to promote STEM in the
state of Utah, apply to be an ambassador. You will get the opportunity to
work with the STEM team on various events and projects. You don't have to
be a current student to apply, we accept more seasoned volunteers as well.

*Apply here*


Emery County: Shining Example of Implementing Computer Science in Schools

Utah is already a national leader in K-12 computer science education, and
Emery School District is one shining example of how computer science has
been integrated into their schools and their community. In the 2016-2017
school year Emery School District applied for the STEM Action Center’s
Computer Science Pilot Grant, and received $200,000 to grow K-12 computer
science education in their district. The grant provides pilot funding to
the local education agency to build a K-16 computing pathway.

*Read More*

*See all of our Weekly STEM Spotlights*


*Economic future more secure when more students care about STEM*

According to the U.S. Department of Education’s estimation of the projected
percentage increases in STEM jobs through 2020, innovative careers such as
software development, medical science, and computer systems analysis will
increase exponentially.


*Val Hale: Utah is better and stronger when businesses and government work

Nothing is more important to businesses than having access to a qualified
workforce. That is why so many companies choose to invest in education.


*‘Girls can do unimaginable things:’ Conference inspires Utah girls to
pursue STEM careers*

Erica Sandoval, a senior principal manufacturing engineer at Orbital
ATK, told her career story to an auditorium full of girls in sixth through
ninth grades attending the Expanding Your Horizons conference at North
Davis Junior High in Clearfield.


*Joining Forces: The secret sauce of industry and education partnerships*

There is a Latin saying, “You can never find a lost opportunity,” and from
all appearances it would seem that Utah industry partners are not taking
any chances on losing the opportunity to support STEM education.


*Snow dedicates new building not just to teach science, but to ‘inspire
love’ for it*

When Snow College officials and others dedicated the new Robert M. and
Joyce S. Graham Science Center, they didn’t simply dedicate it to the
teaching of science.







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