MiSTEM unites a diverse group of education, business, and community leaders from across the state to inspire the upcoming wave of innovators. Our collaborative efforts are dedicated to equipping learners for the critical, sought-after professions of tomorrow.
Functioning under the umbrella of the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, the MiSTEM Network and MiSTEM Advisory Council collaborate both at the state and community levels. Their shared mission is to promote STEM education in PK-12, expand the reach of STEM opportunities, and drive experiential 3P learning beyond traditional classroom settings.
Creating a STEM Culture
Empower STEM Teachers
Integrate Business and Education
Ensure High-Quality STEM Experience
- Create a STEM Culture by using a systematic approach to enable community engagement, experiential learning, place-based education and by building capacity in our leaders, teachers, and learners to create solutions to real-world situations.
- Empower STEM Teachers: by creating opportunities for professional development, capacity building and support, and by connecting teachers with community partnerships that enable a diverse array of STEM-related engagement.
- Integrate Business and Education: by bringing leaders together, establishing a common language, co-designing multidisciplinary real-world projects, and by providing authentic learning opportunities to help train a robust and diverse STEM literate workforce.
- Ensure High-Quality STEM Experiences: that focus on real-world situations, immerses students in place-based, hands-on, experiential open-ended exploration, engages students in productive teamwork and integrates rigorous math and science content where failure is seen as a necessary part of the learning process.