1.2K high school girls participate in STEM event

OREM — More than 1,000 high school girls filled up the Utah Valley University UCCU center Friday.

They were there for SheTech Explorer, a STEM event put on by the Women Tech Council and Utah Valley University. It was sponsored by Ancestry.com and the Utah STEM Action Center.

To kick off the conference, STEM-advocate Thelina Smith and Angela Trego addressed the girls. Trego told them, “it’s about you discovering things you like and don’t like.”

The girls could discover their interests through an interactive TechZone exhibit and an assortment of female-led panels and workshops. Ninth-grader Sidnee Meyers said she liked the TechZone the most because “you get […]


More than 600 High School Students to Attend March 13 Conference Highlighting Careers in Technology

SALT LAKE CITY, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — More than 600 high school students will converge at the Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) South City Campus on March 13, 2014, to learn more about careers in technology. With the campus’ new Center for Arts and Media as a focal point, students will learn about careers in technology in workshops with names like “Anyone Can Code,” “Girls Gone Tech,” and “Game Programming: Math, Myths, and Careers.” SLCC’s new Center features courses, degrees and certificates in the digital arts, including TV, film, radio, music, sound and lighting technologies and animation. Conference presenters include EA Games, SpyHop and the […]



When it comes to higher education, does it matter to a hiring manager if someone got a degree through a traditional college or an online program? The answer is no, according to three of Utah’s online education experts.

Sally Johnstone, vice president of academic advancement at Western Governors University; Jonathon Nichols, associate director for online programs at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business; and Claire Peterson, professor and eLearning task force member at Salt Lake Community College, made up the panel of online education experts at the Women Tech Council’s monthly Tech Talk meeting Tuesday, where they discussed several facets of online education, including costs, class sizes, types of online education and the […]

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