MISF STEM Program

The MISF STEM Program, now in its 9th year, encourages and supports MISF member schools in their efforts to introduce and enhance STEM education in their schools. The program offers financial support in the form of STEM Grants, product donations from corporate partners and subsidies for access to community-based STEM resources. The program also promotes teacher professional development through an annual STEM Education Conference and opportunities for teachers to network and share ideas.

Since piloting the STEM Grant Program in 2009, MISF has raised funds for and awarded 160 STEM Grants totaling $796,055. Grants have been nearly equally divided between high schools (54%) and elementary/middle schools (46%).

MISF STEM Advisory Committee

MISF has convened a STEM Advisory Committee to engage representatives from the community who have expertise and a vested interest in high quality STEM education. The Committee members represent K-12 & higher education, business & industry, government and public & private philanthropic organizations.

Greg Chamberlain, Committee Chair
Regional Vice President, External & Community Affairs
Xcel Energy

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Patty Born-Selly
Assistant Professor of Environmental Education & STEM
Advanced Degrees & Administrative Licensure Program
Hamline University

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Vikram Ghosh
Technical Sales, National Accounts
Ardent Mills

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Jennifer Krieger
Assistant Principal
Holy Spirit School, St. Paul

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Mark Lamps
Vice President of Integration
Pentair Technical Solutions

Sumita Mitra
Partner, Mitra Chemical Consulting, LLC,
3M Corporate Scientist (retired)

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Debbie Monson
Assistant Professor, Teacher Education
University of St. Thomas

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Doug Paulson
STEM Specialist
Minnesota Department of Education

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K. Benjamin Richter
3M Technical Manager
3M

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Jorge Ulate
R&D Manager
General Mills

Thank You to our
STEM Program Sponsors