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Empowering Your Tomorrow is a math, science, and technology-focused career conference for 5th - 12th grade boys.

Conference participants may choose from 20 plus hands-on, interactive workshops

Come explore educational and career opportunities in nontraditional, high-earning STEM careers, and more!

Scholarships Available

Scholarships are available to boys from low-income families to attend Empowering Your Tomorrow at little or no cost.

Please contact UVU Continuing Education for further details at (801) 863-8012 or before registering.


Students to become full-fledged STEM professionals


Students there are many different STEM careers that are enjoyable, pay well, and contribute to society


Students that STEM courses are increasingly important preparation for other careers


The tomorrows of some students to include STEM and STEM-related careers

Registration Includes

  • Access to general sessions
  • All conference materials
  • All networking receptions and events
  • Entrance to the keynote presentations


  • Cost: $25 (Same day registration available)
  • Date: November 10, 2018
  • Time: Sa from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Hours: 7.50
  • Location: UVU Sorensen Student Center


We allow a partial refund for cancellations up to 48 hours before the conference. We retain $10 in order to cover the credit card charges that are incurred with both registrations and refunds.

Day of Registration

Day of conference registration is allowed on Saturday morning November 10th, 2018, 8 - 9 AM


If you have any questions or registration complications please contact UVU Continuing Education 801-863-8012

2018 Keynote Speaker

Josh Forsyth

Special Keynote:
Josh Forsyth

Josh Forsyth is a Utah native who has worked in the field of emergency medicine for the past 16 years. He is a graduate of Utah Valley University (UVU) where he received his training in firefighting, paramedicine, and nursing.

Josh has worked as a paramedic-firefighter, an intensive care nurse, and an emergency nurse. He currently works as an AirMed flight nurse for the University of Utah. He is an instructor for the UVU paramedic school and the director of the UVU Street and Air Critical Care Program.

2018 Schedule

Time Event
8:30am - 9:00am Check-in/Registration (Ballroom Foyer)
8:30am - 9:50am Zone (Ballroom)
10:00am - 10:50am Welcome & Keynote Speaker (Ballroom)
11:00am - 11:50am Workshop Session 1
12:00pm - 12:50pm Lunch and Raffle (Ballroom)
1:00pm - 1:50pm Workshop Session 2
2:00pm - 2:50pm Workshop Session 3
3:00pm - 3:15pm Closing Remarks

2018 Student Workshops

Large Animal Vets

Come explore how STEM is used in careers involving animals! We will explore large animal vets, the tools they use, and the skills they need. We will also look at how an entomologist uses STEM to create a museum for insects.

Around the World With Geology

One of the all-time great historians noted that “civilization exists by geologic consent, subject to change without notice”. We will use Google Earth to explore some valuable, beautiful, and dangerous features of our planet.

Biotechnology: The Future is in Your Hands

Biotechnologists products from living organisms to benefit society. We will learn about a few ways that biological tools are used to our advantage.

Computer Coding: Byte by Byte

Computer Coding: Byte by Byte

Concrete Coasters

Make your own personalized concrete coaster! Concrete is one of the most commonplace materials yet its chemistry is quite complex. Learn what the main components are of concrete, what makes concrete harden, and what engineers do to make it last longer for our infrastructure around us. You will also learn what is used today to make concrete cheaper and stronger.

Drop and Give Me 20: Military Science


Engineering Design Technology: Past, Present, Future (2 Hour Class)

NOTE: 2 hr class. If you register for this class, please don't select a workshop 3. An introduction to the six areas of design: Architecture, Mechanical, Structural, Electrical, Civil/Surveying and Piping. A hands-on demonstration with latest technologies: 3D Printing, Surveying Total Station/Leveling Equipment, 3D LIDAR Scanning, GPS Mapping and Satellite Technology. The presentation also includes Engaged Learning Project we are doing over in Israel. If weather permits, we conclude with an outdoor demonstration of GPS equipment in action as the students locate some buried coins just outside our building.

It's All About the Chemistry

NOTE: 2 hr class. If you register for this class, please don't select a workshop 3. Chemistry is called the "central science" because elements of chemistry are at the core of nearly every other field of science. We will explore some fun and useful chemical reactions.

Live-Saver's (No Not the Candy

Come explore the exciting world of Emergency Medicine!

Modern Industrial Automation

A classroom demonstration of the field of automation. It will discuss the history and current applications in automation. It will also discuss automation as a career field.

More Than Numbers: How Math Connects the World

Math is crucial to all sorts of careers, and is at the core of all business and industrial operations. We will look at some fun and challenging applications of math.

Occupation Animation: Interactive Animation Demo

From movies to video games, 3D animation is a fascinating art form that drives the entertainment industry. Increased accessibility to software and training have made animation an exciting opportunity for anyone to explore. Learn how animation is designed and created within the professional industry from a former Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation artist.

Paper Bridges: Innovation With Design Thinking

Anyone can come up with ideas. The true challenge is coming up with ones that not only work, but work well. With design thinking, the possibilities are broad and chances of success high. Come try your hand at innovative hands-on problem-solving.

Reach for the Stars With Astronomy and Rocket Science!

We will explore the structure of our solar system, the Milky Way galaxy, and the Universe beyond. We will also learn about rockets and other tools used to explore space.

Robotics and Nano Technology

Computer Science is literally everywhere it drives the Internet, it is at the heart of most movie special effects, it what makes a robot smart, and your computer usable. By looking at this rich field, we can explore areas as diverse as Nano-technology and Virtual Reality.

Roger That! Modern Day Aviation


The Wild World of Zoology

Come meet some beautiful animals, and learn how to care for them and about their role in the ecosystem.

What's the "Matter" With Physics

Physics is the study of forces, motion, and energy, so it touches on virtually all aspects of science and engineering. We will explore some surprising and fun applications of physics.

What's the Buzz on Electric Vehicles

Since the launch of Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf in December 2010, the number of electric vehicles (EVs) on roads worldwide has been significantly increasing, growing to 13 million from 3.7 million last year and projected to reach over 20 million by the year 2020. The true challenge is coming up with fast, efficient and inexpensive home and community charging strategies. How would like to charge your future vehicle? Come and join the discussion.

Empowering Your Tomorrow is presented by UVU Continuing Education, UVU College of Technology and Computing, and UVU College of Science.