Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. STEM is designed to integrate STEM subjects and the art of design in the classroom. These programs aim to teach students to think critically and have an engineering or design approach towards real-world problems while building on their mathematics and science base.

​​GVSU Gets Federal Grant To Increase Number Of Kent, Muskegon County Residents With College Degrees To Fill Talent Gap

ALLENDALE — Grand Valley State University received a new $1.2 million federal grant to help increase the number of adults in Kent and Muskegon counties who pursue post-secondary education or vocational training. The five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education will open the GVSU Laker Educational Opportunity Center, a TRIO program providing financial and

By |2021-09-13T18:27:44-04:00September 13th, 2021|Science, STEM|

Report: STEM Learning Opportunities Offered By More Michigan Afterschool Programs

WASHINGTON, DC — With demand for well-trained STEM workers expected to skyrocket, and women and people of color grossly underrepresented in STEM professions, afterschool programs in Michigan and across the country have been ramping up their STEM offerings. Today, 78 percent of Michigan parents report programs are providing STEM, up from 60 percent in 2014.

By |2021-08-19T19:11:09-04:00August 19th, 2021|ESD, Featured, STEM|

Michigan Education Budget Awards $6 Million To SME PRIME Schools Initiative

SOUTHFIELD - The SME Education Foundation will receive $6 million from the state of Michigan as part of the approved School Aid Fund Budget (PA 48 of 2021) crafted with bipartisan support from the Michigan Legislature. The award will double the number of schools participating in the unique manufacturer and educator partnership-driven SME PRIME initiative, which offers

By |2021-07-25T13:23:10-04:00July 25th, 2021|Auto Tech, ESD, STEM|

Statewide Teacher Survey Offers Insights Into Critical Shortages, Opportunities For Developing Profession

LANSING – With educator shortages crippling the state’s K–12 workforce and impacting learning opportunities for students, Launch Michigan today released the findings of a statewide survey of more than 5,000 public school teachers. The findings shed light on many of the reasons why tens of thousands of Michigan educators are leaving the profession. Launch Michigan

By |2021-07-20T12:23:36-04:00July 17th, 2021|Life Sciences, STEM|

J.D. Power: Business Happy With Broadband

TROY–Business broadband customer satisfaction remains high even as most businesses are returning to normal in the wake of the pandemic, according to the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Business Wireline Study. The study also reveals that, while email is the preferred communication channel, communicating by phone yields higher satisfaction. “As restrictions ease, business customers continue to

By |2021-07-11T13:35:41-04:00July 10th, 2021|Coronavirus, Science, STEM|

Michigan Council Of Women In Technology Update With Kathleen Norton-Schock

ANN ARBOR - The Michigan Council of Women In Technology has a busy summer of activities planned, including golf outing in Southeast and West Michigan. Kathleen Norton-Schock provides all the details in this video interview. Every day we work toward our mission to inspire and grow women in technology. A diverse IT workforce is a

By |2021-06-28T20:18:36-04:00June 28th, 2021|mitechtv, STEM|

Quantum Microscope Created That Can See the Impossible

QUEENSLAND, Australia - In a major scientific leap, University of Queensland researchers have created a quantum microscope that can reveal biological structures that would otherwise be impossible to see. This paves the way for applications in biotechnology, and could extend far beyond this into areas ranging from navigation to medical imaging. The microscope is powered

By |2021-06-21T20:26:14-04:00June 20th, 2021|STEM|

$550 Million Gift To Western Michigan University A ‘Catalyst’ For Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO — Representatives from Western Michigan University announced on Tuesday that the school has received the largest private gift ever bestowed on a public university. With the Empowering Futures Gift, anonymous donors will provide $550 million to the Kalamazoo school over the course of 10 years. Administrators expect the first round of funds to be available for

By |2021-06-09T18:44:35-04:00June 9th, 2021|STEM|

EMU Gets $1 Million Gift From Auto Entrepreneur Jack Roush To Support Math, Auto Programs

YPSILANTI—Eastern Michigan University announced the receipt of a $1 million gift from automotive entrepreneur Jack Roush, EMU alumnus and chairman of the board of Roush Enterprises, and founder, CEO, and co-owner of NASCAR racing team, Roush Fenway Racing. The gift from Roush will support mathematics and automotive programs in the University’s GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology. “This

By |2021-06-09T08:43:10-04:00June 8th, 2021|ESD, Featured, STEM|

North American Robot Orders In First Quarter of 2021 Up 20 Percent

ANN ARBOR - Robot orders in the first quarter of 2021 were up 20 percent over the same period in 2020, according to the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) in Ann Arbor. Increases in robot purchases came from companies in metals (up 86 percent), life sciences/pharmaceutical/biomed (up 72 percent), food and consumer goods (up 32

By |2021-06-08T10:57:10-04:00June 8th, 2021|STEM|