It is the belief of the MiSTEM Network that all students impact economic growth through professional and personal fulfillment through equitable access to rich STEM experiences. Together the MiSTEM Network can collaborate to create a vibrant and equitable culture that meets future demands. The MiSTEM Network is building a sustainable and equitable cross-disciplinary STEM culture.
The Council report lists four pillars as necessary components to establish a system that will produce STEM-equipped students and educators. These pillars are: create a STEM culture, empower STEM teachers, integrate business and education, and ensure high-quality STEM experiences. The work of the MiSTEM Network is to build on existing STEM networks to create a STEM ecosystem that supports and implements the components outlined in the four pillars.
Information about the Executive Director and Regional Directors across the state can be found at the state MiSTEM Network website.
- MiSTEM State Network Plan
- MiSTEM State Advisory Council Report – December 2018
- MiSTEM State Advisory Council Report – April 2018
- House Bill No. 4313
Northwestern Lower MiSTEM Region
Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau counties
Advisory Council Members
Ed Bailey, Director of Technical Academic Area, Northwestern Michigan Community College
Molly Ames Baker
Paul Bauer, Instructional Services Director, Traverse Bay Area ISD
Kris Galoci, Math Teacher, The Greenspire School
Mike Groleau, Project Manager, RJG Inc.
Scott Koziol, Director of Instruction, Charlevoix-Emmet ISD
Pat Lamb, Career Tech Center Principal, Traverse Bay Area ISD
Cheri Leach, CEO & Program Officer, Raven Hill Discovery Center
Philip Leete, Owner, Quarkmine
Heidi Maltby-Skodack, Director of School Improvement & STEM/CTE, Traverse City Area Public Schools
Janie McNabb, Owner, McNabb Insight Solutions
Chelsea Nester, Program Coordinator, Grand Traverse Stewardship Initiative
Dan Reardon, Education Consultant, Michigan Department of Education
Jim Rummer, Career and Technical Education Director, Charlevoix-Emmet ISD
Becky Smith, K-12 STEM & Data Coach, Public Schools of Petoskey
Gina Thornbury, Program Officer, Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation
Terry Vandercook, Director, Northwest Michigan Works!
Shelly VanderMeulen, Career Facilitator, Northwest Michigan Works!
Susan Ward, Apprenticeship Specialist, Northwest Michigan Works!