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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Jan. 2018

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FIFTH ANNUAL UTAH STEM EXPO TO SHOWCASE WORK OF MIDDLE, HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS JAN. 27, 2018

AT SOUTH TOWNE EXPO CENTER

Event is free and open to the public

 

Sandy, Utah—Students from Utah middle schools, high schools and colleges/universities will showcase their STEM (an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) projects at the 5th Annual Utah STEM Expo to be heldSaturday, Jan. 27 at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy (9575 S. State St.).  The event, which runs from noon to 3:15 p.m., is free and open to the public.

     The Utah STEM Expo is hosted and organized by the charter school, Beehive Science and Technology Academy. 

     According to Beehive Science and Technology Academy Principal Hanifi Oguz, last year’s event included displays from approximately 350 students from some 20 Utah schools.  Students can apply to have a display by sending an email toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Oguz estimated that 4,500 people attended last year’s expo.

     Oguz added, “The expo provides a venue for students from across the state to showcase their STEM projects.  What’s more, it allows companies and institutions with the opportunity to show how STEM is used to improve our communities.  Finally, those who attend can participate in hands-on experiments.  In addition to Lego robotics, robotics presentations, science shows, science trivia and activities, there will be chances to win donated prizes.  The goal of the expo is to connect our schools to the community, students to professionals, and generate interest and excitement for STEM in general.”

     To learn more, visit www.utahstemexpo.org.    

     Sponsors to date include:  STEM Utah, Beehive Science & Technology Academy, Accord institute for Education Research, Westminster College, Weber State University, University of Utah, University of Utah Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Utah College of Science, University of Utah Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, Utah State University Cooperative Extension, IM Flash Technologies, Sandy City, Utah Chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association, Utah Association of Public Charter Schools, Neumont University, T.D. Williamson, Hill Air Force Base STEM, U.S. Navy, Utah National Guard, ALS,  US Synthetic Engineering, Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce, The Leonardo, Myriad, Merrick Bank, Orange Peel.