STEM Center for Teaching & Learning
 

Projects & Programs

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American Mathematics Competition

Through classroom resources and friendly competition, the American Mathematics Competitions program helps educators identify talent and foster a love of mathematics. The Competitions are a series of examinations and curriculum materials that build problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge in middle and high school students.

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Animal Ambassadors

Animal Ambassadors uses live animals to connect with the public in the areas of science, nature, and conservation. We visit schools, scout groups, libraries, and other organizations. Additionally, we serve a humane role, as most of our outreach animals are former pets or animals needing other help or rehabilitation.

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Ashcroft Observatory

Since its dedication in 1980, the Ashcroft Observatory has been committed to sharing the wonders of the night sky with the public. The observatory is open to the public on a regular basis, and also available by appointment to school groups, youth groups, and other groups.

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Cedar Mountain Science Camp

Cedar Mountain Science Camp provides elementary and middle school students with a hands-on outdoor science experience. The student experience is coupled with teacher development, where SUU pre-service and local in-service teachers can learn science content and observe sound teaching strategies implemented with actual students.

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Classroom and Youth Group Visits

Bring STEM to your classroom or youth group! SUU STEM faculty have prepared lessons and activities (many aligned with Utah K-12 standards) ready to engage your students in engineering, physics, chemistry, and other STEM areas.

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CodeChangers Summer Camp

The CodeChangers program enables students ages 8-18 to create and innovate with technology. The program offers a unique technology education experience with an on-line, self-paced program that is easy to use and carefully mixed with hands-on activities designed to help inspire creativity and connection to real-world projects.

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FIRST Robotics

FIRST Robotics is a PreK-12 program comprising 5 levels of competition. The program focuses on building interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through a real-world challenge to be solved by research, critical thinking, and imagination.

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MathCounts

Each year in February, SUU’s Mathematics Department hosts the local chapter of the national MATHCOUNTS competition for grades 6-8. Mathletes use high-level problem solving skills as they compete for an invitation to the State and National competitions.

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Mobile Planetarium

The SUU Mobile Planetarium helps bring astronomy-based scientific observation to K-12 students and the local community, introducing participants to the wonders of constellations, galaxies, and planets through omnidirectional projection and telescope-based activities.

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Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is a competition where school-based teams cross-train for a variety of events in their skill set. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation. Through Science Olympiad, students, teachers, and parents bond together and work toward a shared goal.

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Southern Utah Science and Engineering Fair

The SUU Science and Engineering Fair showcases the amazing work that students grades 5-12 put into their projects. Top projects are awarded in numerous categories, and high school students have the chance to win a trip to the International Science and Engineering Fair held each May!

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STEAMfest

Returning 2021! STEAMfest is a fun-filled day for students and families to explore exciting, hands-on activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Local and regional exhibitors showcase unique STEAM activities through the course of two days (K-8 students attending as a field trip) and one family night.

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STEM Library

The SUU STEM Library is home to over 500 fun and interactive educational tools to help integrate STEM in education. These items are available to be checked out by teachers, students, and professionals. Some popular items include Infrared Cameras, ProScopes, Hummingbird Kits, Ozobots, MicroBits, and more. To check out items, get a list of our inventory, or find answers to all your STEM Library questions, please contact us at stemlibrary@suu.edu.

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SUGIT

Southern Utah Girls in Technology (SUGIT) is a one-day workshop is for high school girls in grades 9-12. The goal is to expose girls to technology in a creative and innovative learning environment as well as giving them an opportunity to meet technology role models.

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SUU PREP

SUU PREP is a free program that provides three summers of rigorous academic instruction, educational hands-on projects, challenging homework assignments, and daily career awareness for students entering grades 7-9 who have an interest and aptitude in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematics fields.

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STEM Tutoring Centers

The SUU STEM Tutoring Centers are designed to support K-12 students in their academic pursuits of STEM. With multiple locations to choose from, students can get help with math and science homework, test preparation, and concept review. We also help with brainstorming and project design for science fair projects.

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Tech Fair

SUU's Department of Engineering and Technology hosts an annual Tech Fair celebrating the works of high school students in engineering, CAD/CAM, metalworks, and woods. Competitions including automotive, CAD/CAM, electronics, 3D printing, machining, and welding are also held at SUU and Southwest Tech.

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TECS Futures

High school students participate in workshops and competitions related to programs in computer science, information systems, engineering, and technology. The objectives and goals for this event are to provide additional educational opportunities for high school students as well as recruit new students to SUU's programs in these areas.

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The Garth and Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History Education Program

The Garth and Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History strives to increase public understanding of Southwestern Utah’s history and natural resources through educational tours and exhibits. We collaborate with SUMA to lead two-hour field trips that combine art and science for K-12 students.

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Tribeta Neuroscience Outreach

The Tribeta Honors Society introduces K-12 students to neuroscience using simple yet powerful demonstrations and experiments, including kits and activities from the Backyard Brains program. Neuroscience for everyone!

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Utah Range Camp and The Color Country Natural Resource Camp

The Utah Range Camp and The Color Country Natural Resource Camp are opportunities for high school-aged youth to spend time in nature learning about natural systems. Conservation and appreciation of these resources are emphasized and students gain an awareness of their natural surroundings while participating in hands-on activities.

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You Be the Chemist

The You Be the Chemist Challenge is a competition and program for students in grades 5-8 that celebrates and elevates the science of chemistry to inspire on-going study and careers. You Be The Chemist Challenge® is a collaborative, multilevel academic competition that celebrates the science of chemistry and elevates STEM careers.