STEM Community Alliance Program (STEMCAP)

There are over 55,000 youth in custody in the United States. The presence of scientists who can directly and experientially present the content and process of the science enterprise, and inform them of jobs related to science can inspire and motivate youth.

STEMCAP programming is designed to fuel creativity and to effectively inspire and communicate STEM concepts to youth who have complex and diverse backgrounds. Our approach brings experts in science, the arts, and culture to increase awareness of, interest in, and the capacity to achieve in STEM topics; to enhance educational self-discovery, and provide a constructive creative outlet for youth participants.

Support for this program has been provided by the Utah State Board of Education and the Juvenile Justice Service.

To visit the STEMCAP Website: https://www.stemcap.org

Lectures and Workshops

Year Location Lecture Topic
2016 Farmington Bay Youth Center Biodiversity in Red Butte Canyon
2016 Farmington Bay Youth Center Brain Development and Function
2016 Girls Transition Center “Risk-taking Gene” Evolution
2016 Wasatch Youth Center Brain Development and Function
2016 Girls Transition Center Pigeon Genetics
2016 Girls Transition Center Viruses and Vaccines
2016 Wasatch Youth Center Zooarchaeology
2017 Wasatch Youth Center, Decker Lake Youth Center Biodiversity in Red Butte Canyon
2017 Girls Transition Center Sex-changing fish and courtship behavior
2017 Girls Transition Center, Wasatch Youth Center Courtship Behavior in Bluehead Wrasse
2017 Girls Transition Center Pigeon Genetics
2017 Decker Lake Youth Center Magnetism and Math
2017 Girls Transition Center Birds of Prey (Hawkwatch)
2018 Decker Lake Facility Parasites
2018 Genesis Youth Facility Metabolism
2018 Girls Transition Center Metals/Engineering
2018 Slate Canyon Wildlife Management
2018 Farmington Bay, Genesis Youth Facility Electrochemistry
2018 Girls Transition Center Immune System
2018 Girls Transition Center Stable Isotope Analysis in Conservation