The Michigan STEM Partnership is the newly formed organizing entity for the entire state to bring education, business, and industry, etc. together to address statewide and regional needs. It is also seeking additional partners that are invested in Michigan's future and current workforce.
The Michigan STEM Partnership utilizes the strengths of all public and private partners to advocate for STEM literacy in our state. We work to share resources and build programs through face-to-face meetings and online collaboration tools. Each regional hub meets to determine projects for partners to work together on and those successes and structures are shared with those that have similar needs within our state and in the future are shared with other state STEM Networks.
The Michiagan Mathematics and Science Center Network (MMSCN) is a network of 33 centers across Michigan. The Network is facilitating The Michigan STEM Partnership, which is a new organization in Michigan with a common vision and mission for STEM. The new partnership includes business and industry. The key focus of MMSCN is facilitating the development of the Michigan STEM Partnership, an organization that will have regional STEM Hubs.
To date, December 2011, MMSCN has developed a map of regional hubs for Michigan and has generated draft design principles. They will be focusing on developing this STEM Network in 2012