Mi-STAR Selected to Receive MiSTEM Grant

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
MiSTEM Grant Announcement - 
Press Release Issued by Michigan Department of Education, January 10, 2020

Mi-STAR Selected to Receive MiSTEM Grant

January 10, 2020

 Michigan Science Teaching and Assessment Reform (Mi-STAR) is among 16 regional organizations selected by the MiSTEM Advisory Council to receive a total of $3.05 million in grant support this year. Each of the organizations has been recognized by STEMworks as one of the leading STEM education programs in Michigan.

“These grants will help bring programs like robotics, engineering, and bio-science to students across Michigan who wouldn’t normally have had these opportunities,” said State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice. “Every student needs the opportunity to pursue and engage in these fields of study.”

Awarding grants to 16 separate consortia across Michigan provides additional opportunities to students and educators in small and rural districts.

Each STEMworks program identified to receive funding was selected based on an analysis of MiSTEM regional needs data. In addition to Mi-STAR, projects include Michigan-developed Cereal City Science; Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative; and Phenomenal Science.

These and other projects include those that have built implementation capacity in Michigan and have a proven track record for improving student engagement and achievement in STEM. A complete list of the consortia, and the programs they are sponsoring, is below. 

The Michigan STEM (MiSTEM) Advisory Council consists of business, higher education, K-12 education, and philanthropic leaders. It was created by the Michigan Legislature in 2015 to make recommendations that will help make Michigan a world leader in STEM education.  

For more information on the MiSTEM Advisory Council and the MiSTEM Network, please visit www.michigan.gov/mistem. More information on the STEMworks database of high-quality STEM education programs can be found at https://stemworks.wested.org.  

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