J-U-B partnered with the Utah STEM Action Center and the Utah chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to celebrate Engineers Week. This year’s theme is Imagining Tomorrow, providing an invitation for students to reach for the horizons of innovation and imagination. A website link providing resources to spark interest and get the conversation about engineering going in classrooms was shared with all the STEM coordinators across the State of Utah in K-6, Junior Highs, and High Schools. This is another way that J-U-B is “helping each other create better communities.”
After asking the question, “what are we doing to support E-week this year given the pandemic?” we put on our creative thinking caps to consider something that would be an easy and minimal effort but far-reaching beyond one school. Brittany Adams, Craig Friant, and Michael Lasko connected with David Wicai, Communications Lead with the Utah STEM Action Center (an Extension of Utah Governor Cox’s office) in a Zoom call. We followed up with emails to describe why we celebrate E-week and activities that we have done in the past. David went to work and developed the webpage full of resources.