The Michigan STEM Partnership In Action: A Collaboration Between Business, Education, and Government
Abstract: This conference paper is authored by Michael Tanoff, Director, Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center, and Kathy Grosso, STEM Facilitator, Dudley STEM School, Battle Creek Public Schools and is part of the 2013 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference proceedings.
This paper describes the evolution and ongoing development of the Michigan STEM Partnership and its Lake Michigan Hub, part of a statewide collaboration of leadersfrom PK–20 education, business and industry, philanthropy, economic development, government, military, and other organizations dedicated to elevating STEM literacy and proficiencies in a way that increases Michigan’s economic strength to retain and attract desirable jobs. The presentation will describe statewide needs that dictated the formation of the Partnership, the structure of the Partnership, and activity within the Hub through its second year of existence, including asset and expertise mapping, teacher professional development, and student outreach activities.
Keywords: STEM - Conference Proceedings - Career Development - K-12 Outreach