MiSTEM Network's Greater West Michigan Region
Allegan, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, and Ottawa counties
Michigan, together with business, education, and community partners, is embarking on a journey to make Michigan a world leader in STEM education. 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.
Create a STEM Culture
This culture inspires, informs, and mobilizes all community members toward economic and educational success. We want this culture to be robust, extensive, and inclusive in order to inspire students to develop a passion and understanding for STEM education and career pathways.
Empower STEM Educators
Educators need research-based professional development, resources, and networks of support to provide robust STEM learning experiences for students.
Integrate Business and Education
Business and industry partners provide authentic and relevant problems for student learning. When schools and business collaborate, students and the community benefit.
Ensure High-Quality STEM Experiences
High-quality experiences engage all learners to improve their educational outcomes and enjoyment of school.