Science Community Opportunities

Sarah Young, Science Specialist at the Utah State Office of Education

Check out the experiences below to become more engaged in the science community around us: 2015 Science Endorsement Courses are open for Registration with USTA and UEN KUER VideoWest Documentary video on Trees with University of Utah’s Nalini Nadkarni The Math of Project Learning Tree – A Workshop for PreK-6 educators with Utah Society for Environmental Education Outreach Survey for K-12 Teachers for University of Utah Department of Physics and Astronomy Join the STEM Action Center Newsletter Email List KUED Teacher Innovation Awards – Nominations now open! . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 8, 2014

SAGE Brochure

In today’s ENR: Utah is leasing some of its year-end test questions to Florida, Tennessee and Arizona. D-News looks at STEM education and STEM employment. Trib takes a look at online threats, including those directed at schools. Utah State Office of Rehabilitation is facing some financial issues. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 8. . . . → Read More

ACT STEM Study

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ACT today released its annual report on The Condition of STEM. Nationally, the focus of the report is centered on high school graduates who plan to teach STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 19, 2014

State Board of Education member Terryl Warner being sworn in by David Crandall, Board Chairman, during the March 2014 meeting.

In today’s ENR: Growth is slowing in Utah schools. Congratulations to Utah State Board of Education Member Terryl Warner who, upon canvasing completed Tuesday, was re-elected to the Board earlier this month. U College of Science encourages more students to become science majors. ACT hopes they succeed, at least according to their latest report on the Condition of STEM. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 19. . . . → Read More

State Board August Agenda

Utah State Board of Education

The Utah State Board of Education will hold a work/study session on Thursday, August 7 at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City. The complete agenda along with more information about agenda items can be found here. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 11, 2014

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There is follow-up on another potential split in the Jordan School District. U.S. Senate approves a land swap in Utah. AFT is weighing in on Common Core. Getting a STEM degree is one thing; working in a STEM field is another, Census study reveals. And did a court ruling spoil Utah’s chance for catching Arizona in per-pupil funding? All that and more in today’s news roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 8, 2014

There’s local follow up to news that former Utah Teacher of the Year Lily Eskelsen García is now president of the NEA. SITLA is selling some land in Emery County. Despite NEA calls for his resignation, Secretary Duncan is not resigning. New study finds STEM degrees = more $. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Two Utah Teams Place Well at National STEM Event

The Granite Park team, Aruna Dhungel, Dipika Dulal, Syeda Hashmi, and Rekha Subba, won the overall middle school third-place trophy. Photo courtesy of MESA USA National Engineering Design Competition.

Two Salt Lake City all-girl teams, one from Granite Park Junior High and one from Cottonwood High School, took top prizes from the 2014 MESA USA National Engineering Design Competition recently held in Portland, Ore. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 30, 2014

2013 Healthy STEM 5K

In today’s ENR: KSL’s Deanie Wimmer looks at high school graduation in Granite District and in particular at Hunter High. T.H.E. Journal looks at how Junior Achievement is help STEM in Utah. Here’s your chance to comment on proposed updates to Utah’s library media standards. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 30. . . . → Read More