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STEM Matters 2021

Annual STEM Matters! at the Capitol went virtual!

The week of February 1– 5, 2021 we celebrated the many reasons why #STEMMatters for Idaho!

Throughout the week, we features interviews with members of the Legislative STEM Caucus, discussions with STEM industry leaders about the economic outlook for STEM in Idaho, a look back at previous STEM Matters! at the Capitol, and so much more!

Why STEM Matters! Goes Virtual in 2021 Video

Stayed Tuned about STEM Matters! at the Capital in 2022!

Idaho State of STEM Address

2019 STEM Matters at the Capitol


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9:00 AM: Short video highlight of why #STEMMatters
11:00 AM: STEM@Home educational activity with meteorologist Nate Larsen
4:00 PM: Highlight Reels: A Look Back at STEM Matters! Day at the Capitol

Monday, February 1st:
10:00 AM: STEM Workforce Highlight with Kount V.P. Kate Lenz
12:00 PM: State of STEM Address with Dr. Kaitlin Maguire
2:00 PM: Get a glimpse of the Treasure Valley with CBS 2 News’ STEM Action Drone (Facebook)

Tuesday, February 2nd:
8:00 AM: Short video highlight of why #STEMMatters in Spanish
12:15 PM: Discussion on Idaho Legislative STEM Caucus with Rep. Gayann DeMordaunt
12:45 PM: Discussion on Idaho Legislative STEM Caucus with Sen. Dave Lent

Wednesday, February 3rd:
2:00 PM: FIRST Robotics Competition Highlight Reel

Thursday, February 4th:
10:00 AM: Industry Check-In with St. Alphonsus
1:00 PM: Industry Check-In with Midas Gold
3:00 PM: Economic and Workforce Outlook with Workforce Development Council and Department of Commerce
4:45PM: Externship Highlight with Rathdrum educator Crag Peterson & Idaho Forest Group

Friday, February 5th:
12:00 PM: Special Thank You to STEM Supporters!
2:00 PM: Labor Trends with Department of Labor
3:00 Industry Check-In with Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

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