Conferences, Publications & Media

STEMCAP disseminates program processes and results to a variety of national conferences and publications. Using program evaluation methods approved by the Institutional Review Board, the STEMCAP team formally evaluates the outcomes of each workshop and presentation. These evaluative methods aim to determine the effectiveness of the programming in imparting scientific knowledge, inspiring youth to engage with science, shifting students’ self-identities toward science capable learners, providing teachers with increased resources, and shifting presenters’ perception of Youth-In-Custody. Recently, STEMCAP has also gotten media attention, disseminating our work to the university and the community at large.


2022 – Utah Society for Environmental Education Webinar (USEE Website)

2021 – Hillcrest High School STEM Club Presentation

2021 – National Conference for Higher Education in Prison (

Utah Association for Adult, Community, and Continuing Education “Forging New Paths Conference” (

National Symposium on Juvenile Justice (

Promising Youth Conference (

In the Media

2021 – 1014 NYC – reprint from The Urban Activist, Science, art and museums! Connecting youth in custody with academics 

2021 – The Urban Activist – Science, art and museums! Connecting youth in custody with academics

2021 – Youth Educational Support School – STEMCAP on the YESS Blog

2021 – Utah Museum of Fine Arts – smART Students

2021 – Utah Museum of Fine Arts – Art Connections

2021 – FOX News – STEMCAP Program helps ignite incarcerated youths’ interest in education 

2021 – @the U – Scientists and artists inspire curiosity and STEM learning for kids in custody