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

Year Lecture Topic Location
2016 Pigeon Genetics Farmington Bay
2016 Risk-Taking Gene Girls Transition Center
2016 Nematodes and Neuroscience Wasatch Youth Center
2016 Viruses Coloring Book Girls Transition Center
2016 Pigeon Genetics Girls Transition Center
2016 Zooarchaeology Wasatch Youth Center
2017 Biodiversity in Red Butte Canyon Decker Lake Youth Center, Wasatch Youth Center, Wasatch Youth Center
2017 Sex-changing fish & courtship behavior Girls Transition Center, Wasatch Youth Center
2017 Pigeon Genetics Girls Transition Center
2017 Birds of Prey; wildlife conservation Girls Transition Center
2017 Fire, Soil, and Story Girls Transition Center
2017 Amazon River Wasatch Youth Center
2017 Do All Ants Eat Sugar? Wasatch Youth Center
2017 The Science of Glass Girls Transition Center, Wasatch Youth Center
2017 Zombies and Mathematical Biology Wasatch Youth Center
2017 Cone Snail Venom Wasatch Youth Center
2017 Climate & Self Wasatch Youth Center
2017 Viruses Coloring Book Girls Transition Center
2017 Life on Earth and Life in Space Decker Lake Youth Center, Farmington Bay, Wasatch Youth Center
2018 Materials Science Girls Transition Center
2018 Viruses Decker Lake Youth Center
2018 Botanical Illustration Wasatch Youth Center
2018 Bacteria Art Wasatch Youth Center, Decker Lake Youth Center
2018 Mirrored Traits in Nature Girls Transition Center
2018 Materials Science Girls Transition Center
2018 Parasites Decker Lake Youth Center
2018 Mitochondrial Disease Salt Lake Valley Youth Center
2018 Electrochemistry Farmington Bay, Salt Lake Valley Youth Center
2018 Wildlife Ecology Slate Canyon
2018 Electrochemistry Farmington Bay
2018 The Immune System and Zebrafish as a Model Organism Girls Transition Center
2018 Stable Isotopes & Implications Salt Lake Valley Youth Center
2019 Pigeon Genetics Farmington Bay
2019 Embryonic Development in Mice Salt Lake Valley Youth Center
2019 Life on Earth and Life in Space Salt Lake Valley Youth Center, Girls Transition Center, Decker Lake Youth Center
2019 Art/Science: Yoga Salt Lake Valley Youth Center
2019 Monarchs: Saving the Monarchy Decker Lake Youth Center
2019 Monarchs: Introduction to the Greenhouse Decker Lake Youth Center
2019 Monarchs: Migration Ecology Decker Lake Youth Center
2019 Waterwise Landscaping Salt Lake Valley Youth Center
2019 Cone Snail Venom Farmington Bay
2019 Monarchs: Pollination Ecology Decker Lake Youth Center
2019 Art/Science: Birds of the Great Salt Lake Salt Lake Valley Youth Center
2019 Art/Science: Robotics and Movement Girls Transition Center
2019 Monarchs: Current Research Decker Lake Youth Center
2019 Art/Science: Movement and Physiology Farmington Bay
2019 Monarchs: Monitoring for Monarch Activity- Future Goals Decker Lake Youth Center
2019 Monarchs: Potential Occupations in Conservation Decker Lake Youth Center
2019 Art/Science: Migration and Movement Girls Transition Center
2019 Careers in Science- Perspectives from an Ex-Con Salt Lake Valley Youth Center
2019 The Science of the Vocal Performance (Art/Science) Salt Lake Valley Youth Center
2019 Robotics Girls Transition Center
2019 Chromatography Girls Transition Center
2019 Watercolor and Turbulence Slate Canyon
2019 DNA extraction in strawberries Girls Transition Center
2019 Birds of the Salt Lake Valley Slate Canyon
2019 Introduction to Mission STEMCAP: Extinction Salt Lake Valley Youth Center
2019 Mission STEMCAP: Extinction Salt Lake Valley Youth Center
2019 Animal Movement Slate Canyon
2019 Tree Canopy Slate Canyon
2019 Study in Extinction: The Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow Salt Lake Valley Youth Center
2019 Animal Movement Farmington Bay
2020 Mission STEMCAP: Biodiversity Loss Girls Transition Center
2020 Teacher Training: Citizen Science in the Classroom Girls Transition Center
2020 The Global Water Crisis and How you Can Help Salt Lake Valley Youth Center
2020 Science for Anyone and Everyone Salt Lake County Jail
2020 Mission STEMCAP: Climate Change Farmington Bay
2020 SLC Mosquito Abatement District: Careers, Jobs, and You Girls Transition Center
2020 SCA Career Presentation Salt Lake Valley Youth Center
2020 Introduction to Monarchs and Milkweed Decker Lake Youth Center
2020 Pollination Biology Decker Lake Youth Center
2020 Careers in Monarch Conservation Decker Lake Youth Center
2020 Keeping Field and Lab Notebooks Decker Lake Youth Center
2020 Benefits of Nature and Human Well-Being Decker Lake Youth Center
2020 Epilepsy Farmington Bay
2020 Cells & Parkinson’s Farmington Bay
2020 Dog Genetics Slate Canyon
2020 Cloud Art-Science Workshop Slate Canyon
2020 Archeaology-Clay pot making Slate Canyon
2020 Cloud Art-Science Workshop Gemstone
2020 Portal to Science: Glass Workshop Decker Lake Youth Center
2021 Community Science- Conservation Biology Gemstone
2021 Community Science- Conservation Biology Farmington Bay
2021 Electrochemistry Farmington Bay
2021 Teacher Training: Citizen Science in the Classroom Kath & Stacy
2021 Electrochemistry Farmington Bay
2021 Art/Science: Shaving cream art & chemistry SLVYC
2021 Better Days Series SLVYC
2021 Art/Science: The Great Salt Lake Decker Lake Youth Center
2021 Mission STEMCAP Climate Change SLVYC
2021 Objects from Nature: Fish Identification Decker Lake Youth Center
2021 IRB Research Ethics Decker Lake Youth Center
2021 Malaria Parasites and their hosts Farmington Bay
2021 Mission STEMCAP Overconsumption Decker Lake Youth Center
2021 Attention & Psychology Salt Lake Valley Youth Center
2021 Conservation Introduction Decker Lake Youth Center
2021 Monarchs and Milkweed Decker Lake Youth Center
2021 Objects From Nature: Birds Farmington Bay, Salt Lake Valley Youth Center
2021 Pollination Biology Decker Lake Youth Center
2021 Mission STEMCAP: Biodiversity Loss Farmington Bay
2021 MineCraft Museum Salt Lake Valley Youth Center
2021 Conservation Plant Centered Story Telling Decker Lake Youth Center
2021 Careers in Conservation Decker Lake Youth Center
2021 Engineering Pop-up Books Farmington Bay
2021 Power of Language Salt Lake Valley Youth Center
2021 Conservation Wrap up Decker Lake Youth Center
2021 Seed Saving Workshop Decker Lake Youth Center
2021 Ants and Insect Biodiversity Decker Lake Youth Center
2021 Conservation Biology Farmington Bay
2021 Mission STEMCAP: Extinction Decker Lake Youth Center
2021 Power of Language Farmington Bay
2021 Mission STEMCAP (Extinction): UMFA Tour Decker Lake Youth Center
2021 Mission STEMCAP (Extinction): UMFA Thaumatropes workshop Decker Lake Youth Center
2021 Art/Science: Cyanotypes Slate Canyon Youth Center, Oak Springs (State Hospital)
2021 Materials Engineering (Heat) MillCreek Youth Center
2021 Electrochemistry Farmington Bay
2021 Conservation Biology MillCreek Youth Center
2021 Mission STEMCAP: Pollution MillCreek Youth Center
2021 Conservation Plant Centered Story Telling Decker Lake Youth Center
2021 Mission STEMCAP (Pollution): Environmental (In)Justice MillCreek Youth Center
2021 Mission STEMCAP (Pollution): UMFA Virtual Tour MillCreek Youth Center
2021 Mission STEMCAP (Pollution): UMFA Workshop: Cloud Watercolors MillCreek Youth Center
2021 Mission STEMCAP (Pollution): Solar Power MillCreek Youth Center
2021 Paleontology/ Histology Slate Canyon Youth Center, Oak Springs (State Hospital)
2021 Geology and Earthquakes Salt Lake Valley Youth Center
2021 Art-Science: Habitat Books Salt Lake Valley Youth Center
2021 Careers in Science Salt Lake Valley Youth Center