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.

STEM Culture

Pillar 1

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

Pillar 2

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

Pillar 3

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 for all Learners Pre-K to Gray

Pillar 4

Ensure High-Quality STEM Experiences

High-quality experiences engage all learners to improve their educational outcomes and enjoyment of school.