K-12 Education

A skilled labor force is key to powering Utah's bright future

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Utah Energy & Minerals Education Initiative

The Governor's Office of Energy Development’s education initiative encourages students to pursue STEM studies and careers through the support of STEM curriculum, higher education scholarships, programs, and events.

OED’s Energy & Minerals Education Initiative plays a key role in ensuring Utah reaches its full economic potential by providing a highly skilled labor force through its K-12 curriculum, scholarships and engagement with our world class research universities.

— Spencer Cox
Lieutenant Governor of Utah


Access more than 36 state-standard energy and minerals lesson plans, including hands-on activities, videos, and vocabulary sheets.

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Are you a high school senior interested in pursuing STEM education at a Utah institute of higher learning? Apply for Utah's Energy Workforce Scholarship today!

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OED has benefited our students through technical work as a result of OED connections and through workshops and events sponsored and planned by OED.

— Kody Powell, Ph.D., Director
Intermountain Industrial Assessment Center

Programs & Events

OED oversees, and partners on, a variety of events and programs dedicated to advancing STEM education among K-12 and university-level students.

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Additional Resources

Want to learn more? Check out the education initiatives and lesson plans from our partner agencies across the state.

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Workforce Development

Wondering what your options are beyond high school for high paying jobs? Utah's energy and minerals industries continue to boast some of the best jobs out there.

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K-12 Education Team

  • Brooke Tucker

    Managing Director of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


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  • Kevin Brooks

    Education & Energy Program Specialist


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  • Meghan Stettler

    Director of Public Affairs & Communications


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