Building a STEM Pipeline in the Great Lakes Bay Region!

We’re on a mission to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

The STEM Pipeline is a comprehensive STEM Website for the Great Lakes Bay Region/Prosperity Region 5 (Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland and Saginaw Counties). The STEM Impact Initiative Study recommended that we need to build a STEM Talent Pipeline for the Great Lakes Bay Region.

This website is designed to coordinate and organize various STEM efforts from throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region. Please be sure to check back often as we will constantly be updating STEM Programs & Events, STEM Job Posting, STEM News, and innovative initiatives led by our regional STEM Networks.


 The Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance is excited to introduce the Employer Toolkit!!

STEM Networks

The STEM Impact Initiative Study from 2014 gave four specific recommendations for the Great Lakes Bay Region to build a STEM Talent Pipeline.

  • Driven by Employer Demand
  • Powered by Career-Ready and College-Ready Students
  • Focused on Strengthening Technical Skills Needed for the Economy
  • Sustained by a Culture of STEM

As such, in 2015 STEM Networks were established across the Great Lakes Bay Region to focus on these 4 recommendations.

View Stem Networks

Upcoming Programs & Events

Five Words or Less: A Challenge with Light Play

n this challenge-based event, families will work together to tell a story or communicate and idea. The only rule? The final product can only include or 5 words or less. Experiences during this event will include:

**Shadow play
**Light painting
**Laser cutting acrylic book lights

Final products will be captured on camera; families are welcome to take pictures and make use of polaroid cameras onsite. They will also have access to their photos online at the end of the workshop. This is appropriate for first through seventh grade students with a parent. One parent may attend with up to three students.

Please use the link below to register. During registration, you will need to choose option A or B which correspond to the following time slots:

A for 1:00 - 2:30 pm
B for 2:30 - 4:00 pm

$10 Enrollment fee
When: Mon January 1 1:00 PM - Wed January 31 4:00 PM
Where: 1200 S. Franklin St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48859

Five Words or Less: A Challenge with Light Play

In this challenge-based event, families will work together to tell a story or communicate and idea. The only rule? The final product can only include or 5 words or less. Experiences during this event will include:
**Shadow play
**Light painting
**Laser cutting acrylic book lights

Final products will be captured on camera; families are welcome to take pictures and make use of polaroid cameras onsite. They will also have access to their photos online at the end of the workshop. This is appropriate for first through seventh grade students with a parent. One parent may attend with up to three students.

Please use the link below to register. During registration, you will need to choose option A or B which correspond to the following time slots:

A for 1:00 - 2:30 pm
B for 2:30 - 4:00 pm

$10 Enrollment fee
When: Mon January 1 1:00 PM - Wed January 31 4:00 PM
Where: 1200 S. Franklin St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48859
View All Upcoming Events

Volunteer Opportunities

FIRST Tech Challenge Robot Inspector-Midland

Robot Inspectors perform mandatory robot inspections and weigh-ins to ensure compliance with robot construction rules. Robot Inspectors determine inspection outcome…

Frankenmuth High School Looking for a Afterschool Lego Club Instructor

Seeking instructor who will organize and plan and after school LEGO club. Instructor would work with children on LEGO kits…

SVRC/Learn To Earn Academy

SVRC/Learn To Earn Academy is looking for mentors in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields to help student in 2nd through 12th…

Youth Volunteer Opportunities (6th through 12th Grade)

Youth volunteers are a huge help to The ROCK staff and volunteers and there are many opportunities available! The ROCK…