A new vehicle will soon hit the road, trying to steer Utah youngsters into certain career fields.
The Utah STEM Action Center last week unveiled the Utah STEM Bus, which will serve as a mobile classroom highlighting science, technology, engineering and mathematics and expose students to STEM education and build their passion for a possible STEM-related career. Its mission is to build STEM talent to support Utah’s workforce needs.
The center transformed a donated Utah Transit Authority bus through a $1.5 million grant last year from Andeavor (formerly Tesoro). It was unveiled at the Utah Capitol.
“We are excited to partner with Andeavor to take STEM ‘on the road,’” said Tamara Goetz, the center’s executive director. “The demand for the Utah STEM Bus is overwhelming, and we are working hard to reach all of the students that are eager for STEM experiences. Andeavor has been the spark that encouraged other companies to join our team, and we are grateful to everyone for their commitment to Utah students.”