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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Dec. 2016

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FOURTH ANNUAL UTAH STEM EXPO TO SHOWCASE WORK OF MIDDLE, HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS JAN. 21, 2017 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 4th Annual Utah STEM Expo to be held Saturday, Jan. 21 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 15 Utah schools.  Students can apply to have a display by sending an email to This 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 and collaborators of the expo to date include:  STEM Utah, Weber State University, Sandy City, Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce, Beehive Science and Technology Academy, University of Utah, Utah Association of Public Charter Schools, Utah Chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association, US Synthetic Engineering, Westminster College, Neumont University, IM Flash Technologies, ALS, Utah National Guard, Setpoint, U.S. Navy, OrangePeel, Myriad, TDW, Hill Air Force Base, Myriad and the Leonardo.

 

About Beehive Science and Technology Academy

     Beehive Science and Technology Academy is a Title I charter school located at 830 E. 9400 S. in Sandy, Utah.  Beehive offers classes for grades six through 12.  As of March 2016, total enrollment was 300 students. 

     In 2015, Beehive was included in Newsweek America’s Top High Schools list.  In Newsweek America’s category of “Beating the odds—top schools for low-income students,” Beehive was listed as number 57 in the entire United States.  (In 2014, it was recognized as number 231.)  Beehive was also named Charter School of the Year 2016 by the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools.

     The school originally opened in 2005.  To learn more, visit www.beehiveacademy.org