MiSTEM Mini-Grants

Supporting Computer Science & 3P Learning in the East Central Michigan Region

The major objective of the East Central Michigan MiSTEM Mini-Grant Program was to enhance the quality of educational experiences in 3P Learning (program, project and place) and computer science for area youth. The emphasis was on stimulating new teaching ideas and new learning opportunities made possible through the creative spark of the educator. An additional emphasis was also placed on developing community outreach projects, encouraging students and schools to work with local business partners and community organizations.

The following fourteen grants totaling $23,700 were awarded to educators and program providers in Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland and Saginaw Counties. Applicants were encouraged to work with business and community partners.

St. Charles Community Schools – Thurston Middle School (6th and 7th Grade)

Project: Claymation and Stop Motion Advertising (6th & 7th Grade)

Saginaw Public Schools, Zilwaukee School, Pre-K to Grade 8

Project: Zilwaukee School Schoolyard Habitat and Outdoor Learning Lab

Essexville Hampton Public Schools, Cramer Junior High School, Grades 5-8

Project: Essexville Hampton Public Schools Girls Coding Club

Midland County ESA

Project: The Business of STEM

Midland Public Schools, Dow High School/Jefferson Middle, 8th-12th grade

Project: Smart Face Mask

Valley Lutheran High School, parochial, 9-12

Project: Sustainability / ValleyBio

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Great Lakes Bay Region

Project: K-5 Introduction to Computer Science, Robotics and Coding

Harrison High School

Project: Cross Curricular STEM Integration

Hemlock Public Schools, K. C. Ling Elementary School

Project: K-8 Coding – Learning with Robots

Clare Public Schools

Project: Summer Sparks Coding

Ithaca Public Schools

Project: Architecture in STEAM

Saginaw S.T.E.M

Project: First Things First After School Enrichment Program

Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge

Project: Friends of Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge and School Partnership for 3P learning

Saginaw Public Schools, Stone Elementary

Project: Strengthening Mathematics and Science Through Coding and Engineering Design