SEVENTH ANNUAL UTAH STEM EXPO TO BE HELD FEB. 29, 2020 AT MOUNTAIN AMERICA EXPO CENTER

07 January 2020

SEVENTH ANNUAL UTAH STEM EXPO TO BE HELD FEB. 29, 2020

AT MOUNTAIN AMERICA EXPO CENTER

Event is free and open to the public

 

Sandy, Utah— Students from Utah middle schools, high schools and colleges/universities will be showcasing their STEM (an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) projects at the Seventh Annual Utah STEM and Charter School Expo to be held Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 at the Mountain America Center (formerly known as South Towne Expo) in Sandy (9575 S. State St.).  The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., is free and open to the public.

     The Utah STEM and Charter School Expo is hosted and organized by Beehive Science & Technology Academy charter school.  Beehive Science & Technology, located in Sandy, currently serves students in grades 6 through 12.  Beginning in the 2020/2021, Beehive will expand its offerings to include kindergarten through grade 5.

     According to Beehive 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 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.

     Beehive STEM Coordinator/Department Chair Kerrie Upenieks 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, the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools, 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.

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