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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 21, 2023

FOR INFORMATION:  Tracey Smith, cell (801)541-7631, email [email protected]



Event is open to the public at Mountain America Expo Center with free admission

Sandy, Utah— Over 700 Kindergarten – 11th grade Utah students will showcase their STEM (an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) projects at the Eleventh Annual Utah STEM Expo on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024 at Mountain America Expo Center, located at 9575 S. State Street in Sandy, UT.  The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., is free and open to the public.

The Utah STEM Expo is hosted and organized by Beehive Science and Technology Academy charter school, located in Sandy currently serving students in grades K through 12.  Students Kindergarten – 4th grade will present in groups, while students 5th – 11th grade conduct solo presentations. Beehive STEM Coordinator/Department Chair Kerrie Upenieks oversees the expo and invites non-profit organizations and STEM-related businesses, to present demonstrations at the event. The event is designed to cover all areas of academics such as coding, robotics, chemistry, and the arts.

“The expo provides a venue for students from across the state to showcase their STEM projects while connecting our schools to the community, students to professionals, and generate interest and excitement for STEM in general,” said Upenieks. “The STEM action center is one of our sponsors, and I have invited several organizations and businesses to be a part of the event. Some of these include UVU, Westminster, Hawk Watch, Living Planet Aquarium, Ogden Nature Center, The Leonardo, Uplift Aerospace, Sub Zero Ice Cream, Little Beakers, and Edwards Life Science. We enjoy partnering with STEM-related institutions to showcase the amazing STEM student work being done in Utah.”

Beehive Science and Technology Academy Director Hanifi Oguz added, “Beehive is proud to host this important event that showcases Utah students and their hard work in STEM academics. The curriculum at Beehive is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in humanities and social science as well as math, science and technology with the aim of preparing them to become responsible and educated members of the society who have the skills and understanding to participate and work productively in our increasingly technological, diverse and multicultural society. The Utah STEM Expo is a great venue to highlight these accomplishments.”


To learn more about the Utah STEM Expo, visit www.utahstemexpo.org.