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Advisory Council

MiSTEM Advisory Council

  • Overview

    The 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. The MiSTEM Advisory Council will publish recommendations annually.

    Governor Whitmer MiSTEM Advisory Council Appointments

    MISTEM Advisory Council Members


    Delsa Chapman, Ed.D. 
    MDE Superintendent or designee 

    Senator Dayna Polehanki 
    Senate Minority Designee 

    Gail S. Alpert, West Bloomfield 
    Term expires 9/30/24 

    Kerry Ebersole, Chair 
    LEO Director or designee 

    Adam F. Zemke, Ypsilanti 
    Term expires 9/30/22 

    Christian A. Velasquez, Midland 
    Term expires 9/30/24 

    Lee Graham, Holly 
    Term expires 9/30/22 

    Daniel Williams, Ph.D., Grand Rapids 
    Term expires 9/30/23 

    Jacqueline Huntoon, Ph.D., Houghton 
    Term expires 9/30/23 

    Wendy A. Winston, Grand Rapids 
    Term expires 9/30/21 

    Representative Padma Kuppa 
    House Minority Designee 

    Senator Dale Zorn 
    Senate Majority Designee

    Representative Brad Paquette 
    House Majority Designee



Advisory Council Meetings

  • Advisory Council Meetings


    To all interested parties:

    The MiSTEM Advisory Council meetings are generally held face-to-face with a virtual option. The current meeting dates are provided below. Meeting dates will be posted at least a week in advance. Requests to join meetings can be sent to Megan Schrauben at

    Upcoming meetings will be held from 3-5 p.m. unless otherwise noted:

    February 23, 2022
    Location: Agro Liquid, 3055 M-21, St Johns, MI 48879
    Virtual Location: TBD

    June 22, 2022
    10 a.m.- 3 p.m. 

    September 28, 2022

    The meetings are open to the public. 

    Persons with disabilities needing accommodations for effective participation in the meeting should contact the Department of Technology, Management and Budget at (517) 284-7953, or through the Michigan Relay Center at 1-800-649-3777 (TTY) at least a week in advance of the meeting to request mobility, visual, hearing or other assistance.