Sen. Zorn named to MiSTEM Advisory Council

LANSING, Mich. Sen. Dale Zorn has been appointed by Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey to the MiSTEM Advisory Council, which is dedicated to making Michigan a world leader in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

“It is an honor to serve on this council as we work to improve STEM education in our state,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “We need an effective and innovative STEM system that ensures all our students have access to an education that gives them the knowledge and skills they need to be successful and have a rewarding career. I will put to use a mix of legislative and real-world experience to achieve that goal.”

Created in 2015, the council is tasked with overseeing the MiSTEM Network, recommending high-quality programs for funding, and making recommendations to the governor and the Legislature each year on how best to maximize STEM education opportunities for students.

Along with two senators and two House members, the council features business, higher education, K-12 education and philanthropic leaders appointed by the governor.

“Not enough of our children are going into critical STEM-related fields, yet the demand for skilled workers in these areas continues to grow,” Zorn said. “I look forward to working with the council to make recommendations that will help increase STEM education opportunities and encourage more learning in these challenging areas of study.”