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STEM Matters 2021

Annual STEM Matters! at the Capitol has gone virtual!

From February 1st – 5th, join us virtually as we celebrate the many reasons why #STEMMatters for Idaho!

Stay tuned for more! Throughout the week, we will feature 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!

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Idaho’s State of STEM Address - 12:00 PM on Monday Feb. 1st

Join the STEM Action Center’s Interim Executive Director, Dr. Kaitlin Maguire, for an update on Idaho’s efforts and progress in science, technology, engineering, math, and computer science education, and workforce development. This address is part of a week of virtual STEM events. We hope you can join us for some of the highlights listed below.

Idaho State of STEM Address


Date: February 1-5, 2020

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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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