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MiSTEM Network

The MISTEM Network is a public-private partnership convening education, students and families, community, business and industry, nonprofits, and state government. It is focused on increasing student interest and achievement in STEM subjects, building a stronger talent pipeline, and strengthening the Michigan economy, Michigan businesses are invited to invest in a variety of ways in the form of time, talents, and/or donations. By working together, we can elevate STEM education and economic prosperity in Michigan to ensure that Michigan stays competitive in the 21st Century

Mid-Michigan Region MiSTEM Committee

Eaton RESA

 - Nate Leale, Assistant Superintendent

 - Kathleen Szuminski, Assistant Superintendent for Career and Technical Education

 - Christy Lobdell, IT Coach

Ionia County
Portland Schools

Justin Knull, Director of Instructional Technology (REMC Board of Directors)

Shiawassee RESD

 - David Schulte, Superintendent

 - Charmian Fletcher, Associate Superintendent 21st Learning

 - Tom Louks, Instructional Technology Coach

MSU Science Festival

 - Katherine Hagman

Capital Area MiWorks

 - Jay LaNew, Apprenticeship/Business Services Officer

Clinton RESA

 - Jennifer Branch, CTE Director

 - Melissa Dawes, General Education Director

 - Allison Rogers, IT Coach

Ingham County
Holt Schools

Lucas Schrauben, Director of Secondary Programs

Friends of the Shiawassee River

 - Sarah Baker, Program Coordinator

GST Michigan Works (CEAC)

 - Wanda Bigelow, Apprenticeship Success Coordinator

Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership

 - Justin Horvath, President/CEO

DeWitt Schools

 - Laura Foreback, DeWitt Schools 6-12 Science/Math Coach

Lansing Community College

 - Robin McGuire, Professor

Potters Park Zoo

 - Roxanne Truhn, Board Member


 - Emily Crambell, Director of Education

Ionia ISD

Ethan Ebenstein, Superintendent

 - Kelly Piercefield

Teach, Talent, Thrive (T3)

 - J. Moore, T3 Education Officer

JA of Mid-Michigan

 - Susan Shilton, Regional Director

Devries Nature Center

 - Torey Caviston, Director of Education

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Region 7 ISD'S

MiSTEM Network Region 7 supports five ISDs in lower-central Michigan
Clinton Country RESA

Eaton RESA

Ingham County ISD
Ionia ISD
Shiawassee RESD

Megan Schrauben

Lory Thayer

Megan Schrauben

Megan Schrauben

State of Michigan MiSTEM Network

Michigan, together with education, community, and business partners, is on a journey to create a MISTEM Network throughout the state. The the MISTEM Network is to build on existing STEM networks to create a work of STEM ecosystem that supports and implements the components outlined in the four pillars.

Lory Thayer

Regional Director, Mid-Michigan MiSTEM

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Megan Schrauben

Executive Director, State of Michigan MiSTEM Network

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