STEM http://kuer.org en Report Finds Shortage of Workers with STEM Skills http://kuer.org/post/report-finds-shortage-workers-stem-skills <p></p><p>A new national report shows that there is a shortage of workers with developed skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). &nbsp;The <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/research/interactives/2014/job-vacancies-and-stem-skills#/M10420">Brookings Institution report</a> analyzed how long job vacancies were posted last year for various occupations. The study’s author Jonathan Rothwell says STEM jobs took the longest to fill everywhere across the country, indicating difficulty finding workers with adequate skills.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:04:44 +0000 Andrea Smardon 48972 at http://kuer.org Report Finds Shortage of Workers with STEM Skills Department of Workforce Services Offering $6 Million in STEM Edcuation Funding http://kuer.org/post/department-workforce-services-offering-6-million-stem-edcuation-funding <p>The Utah Department of Workforce Services is launching a $6 million grant program to help public schools in Utah fund science, technology, engineering and math or STEM programs.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 20:48:14 +0000 Brian Grimmett 45981 at http://kuer.org Department of Workforce Services Offering $6 Million in STEM Edcuation Funding Kids Learn STEM by Building Underwater Robots http://kuer.org/post/kids-learn-stem-building-underwater-robots <p></p><p></p><p>About 450 elementary and middle school students were in Lehi today competing to see who could build the best underwater robot. &nbsp;The event is part of an annual competition that gives students a hands-on introduction to science, technology engineering and math or STEM education.</p><p>Ashton Adamson and Brenna Pope are sixth graders at Snow Springs Elementary School in Lehi. They’re sitting poolside, where Adamson says they’re preparing to submerge their robot named Nemo into a tiny obstacle course.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:09:35 +0000 Whittney Evans 43631 at http://kuer.org Kids Learn STEM by Building Underwater Robots Governor's Office of Economic Development Reveals $2 Million STEM Media Campaign http://kuer.org/post/governors-office-economic-development-reveals-2-million-stem-media-campaign <p>The <a href="http://business.utah.gov/">Governor's Office of Economic Development </a>launched its 2-million dollar <a href="http://stem.utah.gov/">STEM Media Campaign</a> Thursday at Neil Armstrong Academy in West Valley City. In 2013 legislators approved 8 and a half million dollars to support math readiness and another 1 and a half million to set up the Utah STEM Action Center to build student skills in science, technology, engineering, and math. Executive Director of GOED, Spencer Eccles, says kids need to have these skills whether they are going to be artists or astronauts.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:03:50 +0000 Bob Nelson 41502 at http://kuer.org Governor's Office of Economic Development Reveals $2 Million STEM Media Campaign Miss Utah Promotes STEM Education http://kuer.org/post/miss-utah-promotes-stem-education <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/missutah2012">Kara Arnold</a>, or as she is better known, <a href="http://www.missutahpageant.org">Miss Utah</a>, will head to Las Vegas next week to compete for a chance to become Miss America. But before she hits the bright lights of the Vegas Strip she spent the past year traveling across Utah to promote the importance of science education.</p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 22:53:20 +0000 Brian Grimmett 22876 at http://kuer.org Miss Utah Promotes STEM Education