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  • Presentations and Reports

    • Engineers for the Vehicles of Tomorrow
      • by Jeff Lowinger, President, eMobility, Eaton
    • Shared Leadership Shared Responsibility to Support STEM Education
      • by Megan Schrauben, Executive Director, MiSTEM Network
    • Tackling the Skills Gap through Collaboration
      • by Stephanie Beckhorn, Acting Director, Talent & Academic Development Department of Michigan
    • STEM Experience & Pathways
      • by Student Panel from Birmingham School District STEM R&D class
    • STEM Activities in Southeast Michigan
      • Table Exhibitions

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  • Keynote Speaker

    Jeff Lowinger

    Jeff Lowinger
    President, eMobility

    Jeff Lowinger recently was named President, eMobilty, Vehicle Group, Eaton. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Industrial Sector, Eaton.

    In this role, Lowinger will be responsible for leveraging expertise from Eaton’s Electrical and Vehicle Groups for the development of electrified components and power management technology on- and off-road vehicles.

    Lowinger joined Eaton from Bell Helicopter, a division of Textron, where he served for the past five years as executive vice president, engineering, Xworx and Commercial Programs. Prior to joining Bell Helicopter, he spent 25 years with Boeing Rotocraft, where he held a series of executive engineering and program leadership positions.

    He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University in New Jersey. 

    Lowinger is active in promoting science, technology, engineering and math curriculum, and has served on advisory boards at Rutgers University, Texas Christian University and Penn State University.


  • Featured Speakers

    Megan Schrauben

    Megan Schrauben
    MiSTEM Network Executive Director
    State of Michigan

    Megan Schrauben is the MiSTEM Network Executive Director for the State of Michigan which includes facilitating the activities of the Governor’s MiSTEM Advisory Council and granting dollars for state STEM programming. The state office for MiSTEM is housed at the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget (DTMB) and coordinates efforts with the MI Department of Education (MDE).

    Megan holds a B.S. in physics and mathematics education from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Applied Science from Michigan Technological University. During her tenures at these institutions her passion for integrated STEM instruction grew out of research internships at CERN in Switzerland, Fermilab near Chicago, the NSCL at MSU, and a teaching/engineering position in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

    Prior to coming to the DTMB, Megan taught high school physics and math in Jackson, MI, was Director of the Mathematics and Science Center in Jackson County where she also served as President of the MI Mathematics and Science Centers Network, then moved to the MDE where she was the Integrated Instruction Consultant. Currently Megan serves as a Director at Large for the Council of State Science Supervisors and as an appointed member of the Governor’s Future Talent Council 21st Century Talent Creation Subcommittee.


    Stephanie Beckhorn

    Stephanie Beckhorn
    Acting Director
    Talent & Economic Development
    Department of Michigan

    Stephanie Beckhorn has nearly 20 years of experience in workforce and economic development. As the Director of the Workforce Development Agency, Beckhorn works directly with federal, state, and local level partners to effectively implement key workforce and education programs, including the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Wagner-Peyser, Adult Education, the Trade Act, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), King-Chavez-Parks (KCP), Perkins, Going PRO Talent Fund, Community Ventures and the Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2). Beckhorn develops policies that align with, and support, the state’s key workforce development strategies. She actively engages internal and external stakeholders to ensure that policy and service delivery effectively address customer needs.

    Through her work at the Workforce Development Agency, Beckhorn was responsible for the creation and implementation of the Agency’s Unified Workforce State Plan. She developed and implemented Michigan’s federally recognized incumbent worker layoff aversion strategy and is a member of the employer-led Governor’s Talent Investment Board. She approaches projects in an inclusive manner and seeks solutions that are effective and replicable.

    Stephanie is a Certified Business Solutions Professional (CBSP) and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University.


  • STEM Activities in Southeast Michigan

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