Fourth annual STEM Matters day at the Statehouse

Posted at 5:35 AM, Jan 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-23 07:37:22-05

BOISE, Idaho — Wednesday is Stem Matters day at the Statehouse. This is the fourth year of the event, and provides a free, hands-on educational event that will explore innovations in science, technology, engineering and math.

Elected officials, educators, and students will gather to check out different STEM tools and projects. Everyone is invited to check out the celebration starting at 10 a.m.

STEM knowledge and skills are important to the future of Idaho, with the state having the third fastest job growth and the second fastest technology sector growth. Unfilled STEM jobs in Idaho increased by almost 3000 in 2016 and 2017. The Idaho Department of Labor predicts as many as 36,000 STEM jobs could be unfilled by 2024 if the trend continues.