MiSTEM Advisory Council

The 11-member council was created to advise the governor, legislature, the Department of Talent and Economic Development, and the Department of Education with recommendations designed to improve and promote innovation and collaboration in STEM education and prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The council shall recommend a statewide strategy for delivering STEM education-related opportunities to pupils and objective criteria for determining preferred STEM programs and make recommendations to the governor and the legislature no later than March 1, 2016. Members serve at the pleasure of the governor and are not subject to the consent of the Senate. 

 

Statute

 

PA 94 of 1979 (section 388.1699s)

 

Members

 

Ralph Charles Dershimer, Ann Arbor

 

Harrison Ford, Flint

 

Lee Graham, Fenton

 

Jim Heath, Richland

 

Kenneth Kelzer, Royal Oak

 

Gerald "Jay" Kulbertis, Gladstone

 

William Joshua Nichols, Pleasant Lake

 

Kathleen Owsley, Plymouth

 

Satish Udpa, Okemos

 

Christian Velasquez, Midland

 

Carolyn Wierda, Bay City