Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
The MiSTEM Advisory Council created under section 99s of The State School Aid Act of 1979, 1979 PA 94, as amended, MCL 388.1699s, is transferred by Type III transfer to the Department and is abolished.
The Michigan Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education Advisory Council (MI-STEM) consists of business, higher education, K-12 education, and philanthropic leaders. It was created by the Michigan Legislature in 2019 to make recommendations that will help make Michigan a world leader in STEM education. The MI-STEM Council will publish recommendations annually.The 15 member council was created to advise the governor, legislature, the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity 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.