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Magnify Utah

Connecting Communities, Places & Multicultural Stories

| A Resource & Learning Hub

PARTNERS TO MAGNIFY


Those who made this project possible.

These partnerships will support and share content for ongoing development and will also help evolve the community-led creation of StoryMaps and place-based stories. Other community organizations that are engaged in similar efforts will be elevated on the online platform to avoid duplication and celebrate grassroots efforts.

Community Assets

COMMUNITY

ASSETS


Explore hundreds of locations, organizations, and groups that serve Utah's multicultural communities.

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Multicultural Placemaking

MULTICULTURAL

PLACEMAKING


Review principles, community experiences, and measurements that are important in placemaking and community belonging.

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Story Maps

STORY

MAPS


Learn about multicultural places, people, and histories that are integral parts of the Utah story.

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What Can Do

WHAT CAN

I DO?


Find ways to get involved in placemaking and create welcoming spaces in your community.

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UTAH: A PLACE FOR EVERYONE

A Welcoming Message from Governor Spencer J. Cox

If you’re new to Utah, welcome. We are happy to have you. If you’ve been here for a while, we’re happy you’re here.

Note: This project was previously called "Multicultural Placemaking & Community Belonging" and has since changed to better capture the vision for these resources. Governor Cox may reference the older name, but the goals remain the same.

PROJECT GOALS


CONNECT

Start conversations about place, identity, and opportunity by leading with a growth mindset and continued learning..


ELEVATE

Bring awareness to the presence, contributions, and dynamic strengths of multicultural communities.


CENTRALIZE

Provide a comprehensive and living collection of multicultural spaces, history, and stories.


EMPOWER

Provide opportunities to co-create materials and rely on communities to fill in gaps by writing and submitting pieces.

PARTNERS TO MAGNIFY


Those who made this project possible.

These partnerships will support and share content for ongoing development and will also help evolve the community-led creation of StoryMaps and place-based stories. Other community organizations that are engaged in similar efforts will be elevated on the online platform to avoid duplication and celebrate grassroots efforts.

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Finding Home

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Leaving and Staying

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Finding Home

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Leaving and Staying

The "Magnify Utah" project is a compilation of stories, people, and places featuring StoryMaps, an asset mapping directory, & multicultural placemaking principles. It will also invite community members and leaders to contribute stories and information, so that we can all better magnify and share the diversifying story of the Utah experience.

FEATURED STORIES

Featured Stories

LINES THAT DIVIDE: REDLINING IN THE SALT LAKE VALLEY

January 25, 2022

PARTNERS TO MAGNIFY


Those who made this project possible.

These partnerships will support and share content for ongoing development and will also help evolve the community-led creation of StoryMaps and place-based stories. Other community organizations that are engaged in similar efforts will be elevated on the online platform to avoid duplication and celebrate grassroots efforts.

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Mosaic Narrative Series | Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month

October 21, 2022

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Director and Senior Advisor Spotlight | Nubia Peña: Leading for “One Utah”

October 10, 2022

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Magnify Utah Project Featured on

August 24, 2022

The "Magnify Utah" project is a compilation of stories, people, and places featuring StoryMaps, an asset mapping directory, & multicultural placemaking principles. It will also invite community members and leaders to contribute stories and information, so that we can all better magnify and share the diversifying story of the Utah experience.

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UTAH @ 125


There are stories buried in the dust, poets say. Especially in a desert like Utah.

Here, we’ve compiled true stories by Utah writers, each 125 words long, one word to represent each year of official state history, all the words layered together as part of an ongoing conversation about Who We Are and Why We’re Here. Maybe that’s what literary stories do best: remind us that no matter where you came from, or what language you spoke when you arrived, being here is a choice to be lost in the surprises of this place. Utah at 125.

— Ellen Fagg Weist, editor


How does it work?

Step 1: Explore


We have fun curriculum choices based on grade level and subject – select the kit that’s right for your students! Each kit includes state-of-the-art equipment, video lessons, extension activities, career connections, and more! Each of our kits is aligned with Utah Core Standards, and can be used for classes of up to 30, with students working in pairs or small groups. Since check-out periods are two weeks, kits can be used in as many classrooms as you would like! You can explore our kits below. Want to know more about how they work? Check out our guide on How to Use Your Kit!


Step 2: Apply


Fill out our Kit Scheduling Form to apply to receive a kit! We have 12 available kits, and each kit is available for two weeks at a time. Only one kit can be checked out by a school at a time. You’ll provide details on your school, grade level, and which months would be best for you to receive your kit. We will work with schools to accommodate scheduling preferences, but cannot guarantee availability for any specific month.


Step 3: Receive Your Kit


We will contact you if you’ve been selected to receive a kit. A member of the STEM in Motion team will bring the kit directly to you - there's no need to make any arrangements or worry about shipping!


Step 4: Have Fun!


Enjoy watching your students having fun learning about STEM. Share the excitement with #STEMinMotion - follow us on Twitter and Youtube.


Step 5: Pack it Up!


At the end of your kit checkout period, pack everything back into the kit and leave it with your front office. A member of the STEM in Motion team will come and collect it!


Explore Our SIM Curriculum Kit Offerings

We offer 12 unique curriculum exploring various topics, from physics to coding to robotics and more! Explore our curriculum kit offerings below.

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Mission to Mars

4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
2-Week Checkout
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Sphero Robotics

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
2-Week Checkout
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Renewable Energy

4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
2-Week Checkout
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Utah's Water Ecosystems

3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
2-Week Checkout
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3D Printing & Design

6th, 7th, 8th, High School
2-Week Checkout
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Power Tiles

4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
2-Week Checkout
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Physics and Forces

1st, 2nd, 3rd
2-Week Checkout
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Beebots

K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
2-Week Checkout
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Hands on Coding

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
2-Week Checkout
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Probability & Game Design

4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
2-Week Checkout
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Senses and the Brain

3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
2-Week Checkout
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STEM in Motion Curriculum Kits

Our curriculum kits come supplied with our state-of-the-art equipment, lesson videos, virtual activities with our SIM team, career connection resources, and more. Each kit can be checked out for free by any school or group for a two-week period. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when registration opens for the 2022-2023 school year.


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STEM in Motion Impact


6171


students impacted


40%


schools visited in rural Utah


75%


students with an increased interest in STEM

The Utah STEM Action Center is excited to announce the evolution of its STEM Bus Program to include many new and exciting opportunities for students, all under the new name -- Utah STEM in Motion


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Utah STEM Action Center
3848 S. West Temple
Suite 105
South Salt Lake, UT 84115


phone

801-535-3970

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For more information on STEM In Motion Kits, contact:


Julienne Bailey
STEM Project Specialist
[email protected]