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About the
Alabama STEM Council

…… to advise on ways to improve STEM-related education, career awareness, and workforce development across the state.

The Alabama STEM Council was formed on September 21,  2020 by Governor Kay Ivey’s Executive Order No. 721.  The Council members represent leaders from Alabama businesses, education, and state government.  The council’s work will build on and extend Alabama’s Roadmap to STEM Success.

What is STEM?

What is the big deal about STEM? How does this affect me or even our state? Find out here.

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June 2022 STEM Council Meeting

Governor Ivey speaks at STEM Council Meeting

Governor Ivey visited the STEM Council’s June 2022 meeting to discuss the efforts and programs of the STEM council and our next steps in educating more individuals about STEM.

Latest News

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Scale Up Initiative – Inaugural Recipients

Alabama STEM Council Announces Recipients of Inaugural Scale Up Initiative. The Alabama STEM Council has announced the recipients of its inaugural “Scale Up” initiative. Although in its first year, this

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Scale-Up Request for Application

For the 2022-2023 year, the Alabama STEM Council is seeking program providers for the Alabama STEM Scale-Up Program. If you are providing STEM programming in Alabama and would like to be considered for this initiative, please visit the Scale-Up page on this site.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of the STEM Council conducts its official business.  It is made up of one member, appointed by the Governor, from each of the state’s congressional districts, and two At-Large members, appointed by the Governor, for their expertise in STEM education or workforce development.

Dr. Lee Meadows 
Executive Director
Alabama STEM Council

Rene McNeal
STEM Ecosystems Coordinator
Alabama STEM Council


Neil Lamb, Chair
VP for Education Outreach
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Lawrence Cooper
STEM Council Program Manager
Alabama STEM Council

Charles Nash, At Large
Senior Vice Chancellor Emeritus
University of Alabama System

Congressional District 1

Terry Burkle
Executive Director
Baldwin County Education Coalition

District 2

Dawn Morrison
Computer Science State Administrator
Alabama State Dept of Education

Congressional District 3

Charisse Stokes
Executive Director

District 4

Vicki Karolewics
Wallace State Community College

Congressional District 5

Sheila Holt
AMSTI Director
University of Alabama – Huntsville

District 6

Liz Huntley
The Hope Institute, Co-Founder
Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC, of Counsel

Congressional District 7

RaSheda Workman
Vice President for Strategic Initiatives
Stillman College

Members of the
Alabama STEM Council

Jimmy Baker
Alabama Community College System

Calvin Briggs
Executive Director
Southern Center for Broadening Participation in STEM

Greg Canfield
Secretary of Commerce
Alabama Department of Commerce

George Clark
Manufacture Alabama

Barbara Cooper
Early childhood Education

Elisabeth Davis
Assistant State Superintendent of the Office of Student Learning,
Alabama State Board of Education

Ronald Davis
Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association

Virginia Davis
Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
Auburn University

Tammy Dunn
Vice President for Academic Affairs
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Mary Lou Ewald
Director of STEM Outreach Center
Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics

Jeff Gray
Professor, Department of Computer Science
University of Alabama

Andre Green
Professor and Associate Vice President,
Academic Affairs
University of South Alabama

Andre Harrison
Vice President

Jimmy Hull
Assistant State Superintendent for Career and Technical Education & Workforce Development, ALSDE

Josh Laney
Alabama Office of Apprenticeship

Kathryn Lanier
Director of STEM Education Outreach
Southern Research

Sandy Ledwell
Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative

Eric Mackey
State Superintendent of Education

Tim McCartney
Alabama Workforce Council

Cynthia McCarty
District 6 Representative
Alabama State Board of Education

Kevin McGhaw
Southeast Regional Office of STEM Engagement, NASA

Robin McGill
Director of Instruction
Alabama Commission on Higher Education

Tina Miller-Way
Chair, Discovery Hall Programs
Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Paul Morin
Alabama Smart Foundation

Jimmy Parnell
Alabama Farmers Federation

Keith Philips
Executive Director,
Alabama Technology Network

Jim Purcell
Executive Director,
Alabama Commission on Higher Education

Adrienne Starks
Founder and CEO
STREAM Innovations

Sean Stevens
Coordinator, Instructional Services and AL Career Coaches Program, ALSDE

Christy Swaid
Founder and CEO
HEAL, Inc. (Healthy Eating Active Living)

Daryl Taylor
Vice President and General manager
Airbus America

Kay Taylor
Vice President of Education
U.S. Space and Rocket Center

Amy Templeton
President and CEO
McWane Science Center

Brenda Terry
Executive Director
Alabama Mathematics Science, and Technology Education Coalition

K-Rob Thomas
Vice President of Origination and Acquisitions
Southern Power Company

Ken Tucker
Chair, Alabama Council of College and University Presidents; President, University of West Alabama

Fitzgerald Washington
Secretary of ADOL
Alabama Department of Labor

Tina Watts
Community Investor
The Boeing Company

Tim Wick
Associate Dean, School of Engineering
The University of Alabama at Birmingham