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Allegan, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, and Ottawa counties


COVID-19 Update

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In light of the Stay Home, Stay Safe order in Michigan, our offices at Grand Valley State University are closed.  We will be available via email and phone.  Check out these COVID-19 resources pages:

May you and yours stay healthy and safe,

Greater West Michigan Region


stem pillar

Our work revolves around four pillars of STEM education.

Create a STEM Culture: by using a systemic 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.


MiSTEM Network Ecosystem

System Components

Making Michigan a Leader in STEM Education

The MiSTEM Network – which is connecting education, business and community partners across the state – is working to transform the way Michigan does STEM.

Established by the Michigan Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (MiSTEM) Advisory Council, the MiSTEM Network is a new vision for inspiring 21st-century, STEM-equipped students, educators and workers.

Through 16 regional hubs focused on identifying and addressing STEM education needs across the state, we support opportunities for every student to experience project-based learning that allows them to use STEM skills to address authentic challenges in their communities.

“Our plan is for every K-12 student and educator in Michigan to have access to inspiring STEM learning opportunities that will not only spark creativity, but also cultivate an innovative workforce for tomorrow.” – Megan Schrauben, executive director

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STEM Workforce

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers include a wide variety of job titles within fields such as engineering, health care, and the physical and social sciences. Preparing the workforce for current and future openings in these jobs is an important part of keeping Michigan’s economy competitive in a global labor market. This issue of  Michigan's Labor Market News describes and explains STEM employment and the STEM talent pipeline in Michigan.

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