MI STEM Partnership Wins Leadership Award at Technology in Motion Detroit 2017

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September 13, 2017

The Michigan STEM Partnership won 'The Leadership Award' at the recent Technology in Motion (TIM) Detroit 2017 event in which the organization participated as a co-producer of, and exhibitor in, the STEM Career Showcase.

Michigan’s first STEM Career Showcase, produced by the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM) and the MI STEM Partnership, took place on Thursday, September 7th at the 1st annual Technology in Motion (TIM) Detroit event at Cobo Center.

Featuring exhibits such as Consumers Energy, MI Robotics Institute, MI-Light, MI Science Center, DASI Solutions and many more, the event provided an opportunity for students, parents and educators to get great information about in-demand STEM careers and educational opportunities, as well as to hear expert panelists on topics such as:

  • The Importance of STEM to Michigan’s Economy
  • Solving the STEM Talent Problem Thru Diversity
  • The STEM Gender Gap and How to Close It
  • How to Find a STEM Job in Today’s Market
  • Increasing the Availability of STEM Training
  • STEM Students; Are they prepared for STEM careers?

Panel members included representatives from firms such as:  Ford Motor Company, Birmingham Schools, Oakland University, Education Planning Resources, Workforce Intelligence Network, Consumers Energy, Mobile Technology Assn of MI, Oakland Community College, Lawrence Technological University, MI Science Center, Society of Automotive Engineers, University of MI, ardentCause, New Shore LLC, Sargon Partners, GTB, Moveable Bytes, GE, Strategic Staffing Solutions, Coretek Services, MI Afterschool Partnership, Project Lead the Way,, Great Lakes Bay Regional STEM Eco-system, Amy Cell Talent, Robotic Intelligence Software, RIIS and NHacks.

Sponsors for the STEM@TIM event included: MI Afterschool Partnership, Consumers Energy, Oakland Community College, Michigan Film & Digital Media Office Washtenaw Community College and Henry Ford College.

If you are a student, parent or educator who missed the STEM Career Showcase but would like to learn more about STEM educational and career opportunities, please contact us via our website at


About the Michigan STEM Partnership
The Michigan STEM Partnership, a 501c3 non-profit, promotes the impact of STEM careers on economic
development across the State of Michigan, and strives to influence the career decisions of students as
they prepare for their future. The Mission is to provide statewide connections and communications
between employers, educators, students and parents, community and professional organizations, and
policy-makers, providing strategic support for the development of resources and programs that provide for
the effectiveness and sustainability of STEM education and talent development. Information about the
Partnership can be found at

Gary Farina, Executive Director
(248) 563-9902

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