TROY — Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association, announced that a resolution has passed in the Michigan Senate proclaiming March 24-30 as Michigan STEM Awareness Week, drawing attention to the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education in Michigan.

For the second year in a row, Automation Alley, along with its partners in the Michigan education, business, government and nonprofit communities, led an effort in Lansing to highlight the significance of STEM education, to promote the good work being done by educators to incorporate STEM in their classrooms, and to support the advancement and growth of STEM participation across the state. The resolution was adopted by the Senate on March 6.   “Automation Alley is a proud supporter of STEM education awareness and initiatives throughout the state of Michigan,” said Automation Alley executive director Ken Rogers. “As an organization whose mission is to grow and promote the technology economy of Southeast Michigan, we recognize the importance of STEM education in inspiring and equipping future generations of highly skilled workers. We thank Senator John Pappageorge, who led this effort, along with our partners in the business, government, nonprofit and education communities.”

The resolution states that a STEM education is critical to the continued growth and prosperity of Michigan: “If Michigan students become inspired by science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at an early age, there is a greater likelihood they will want to enter those growing career fields when they graduate. Increased awareness in our community of STEM education and STEM-related careers will advance Michigan’s workforce.”

For more information on Automation Alley or the Michigan STEM Awareness Week resolution, contact the Automation Alley Resource Center at 800-427-5100 or

Since its founding in 1999, Automation Alley has expanded to include nearly 1,000 businesses, educational institutions and government entities from the city of Detroit and the surrounding eight-county region. Automation Alley promotes regional prosperity through entrepreneurial and exporting assistance, workforce development and technology acceleration.

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