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Saginaw S.T.E.M.

Saginaw S.T.E.M., a 501c3 organization, is committed to exposing, inspiring, and engaging members of the community, fostering interest and involvement into the world of STEM.

We design and deliver learning opportunities, activities, programs, and events to all STEM stakeholders, with an emphasis on under-served communities, across the city. Participants will benefit from the necessary training groundwork to stimulate and adopt 21st Century skills of Communication, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking.

Saginaw S.T.E.M. understands that an effective community-based STEM program must be inclusive, yet focused enough to reach the people where they are, on their level, in order to take them to where they need to be to compete productively, and to succeed in life.

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Our Mission & Vision

Fostering the next generation of inventors

Our mission is to grow, engage, expose, and inspire future Innovators, Creators, Makers and Entrepreneurs. We strive to help members of the community to learn about opportunities in the fields of STEM.

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We inspire youth to generate new technologies and ideas through Problem, Place, Project (3P) based learning and innovations using hands on experiences.

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Our programs are designed to engage directly with students and parents to create a learning environment that develops the critical thinking and soft skills necessary both within and outside the school setting.

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We expose students to STEM based programs and a network of professionals where they benefit from expertise of scientists and engineers as mentors and advisors which ensures opportunities for long-term student success.

Core Goals

What we want to achieve

Our goal is to build a community of resourced and empowered individuals who see, understand, and embrace education and business ownership as a path to success. We accomplish this through a variety of avenues with a foundational understanding that has meaningful impact on character and career that will resonate for generations to come!

Help youth develop an interest in STEM and STEM-based learning activities.

Develop the capacities of youth to engage in STEM-based activities for learning, recreation, and personal development.

Inspire youth to value the opportunities and possibilities of STEM-based careers.

Help youth develop the necessary, and transferable 21st Century skills of Communication, Collaboration and Critical Thinking.

Who we are

Our Team

Dante Davis

Saginaw S.T.E.M. - Founder & Executive Director - Mechanical Engineer

Alexis Thomas

Morley Companies, Inc - Sr. Human Resources Consultant

Darnishia Slade

Michigan Technological University - Manager of Global Engagement Programs

Claire Bunker

Saginaw Valley State University - MiSTEM Network Director

Dr. Mit Foley

Saginaw Public School District - Asst. Superintendent

Adrianne Cole

Saginaw Valley State University - Director of STEM

Shontee McMillan

Education Doctoral Candidate

Kevin Gregory

Gregory Consulting Group - President

Alicia Jeffreys

The Detroit Pistons - Senior Vice President of Marketing

DaVid Woessner

W Advisors - Managing Partner, Entrepreneur. Investor, Advisor, Physicist, Mechanical Engineer

Kenton Rivard II

Pricewaterhouse Coopers - CPA - International Tax Service

Ericka Taylor, Ph.D.

Saginaw Intermediate School District - Executive Director of Early Childhood

Patricia Fowlkes

Retired Educator

Jalen Parham

Nexient - Software Developer