STEM Committee

The STEM Committee of the department of education is established in Ohio law (Ohio Revised Code 3326.02), and consists of the following members:

  • the director of the department of education & workforce
  • the chancellor of the department of higher education
  • the director of development
  • four members of the public, two of whom are appointed by the governor, one of whom is appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, and one of whom is appointed by the president of the senate.  Members of the public are appointed based on their expertise in business or in STEM fields.

The committee authorizes the designation of STEM schools based on proposals submitted to the committee. Visit the STEM Committee Meeting Minutes page to learn about what was discussed.

STEM Committee Roster

Dr. Tom Schwieterman, Chair
Vice President of Clinical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer
Midmark Corporation
Appointed by the Ohio State Senate

Dr. Chris Woolard
Chief Integration Officer
Ohio Department of Education and Workforce
Designee for the Director of the Ohio Department of Education & Workforce

Dr. Krista Maxson
Associate Vice Chancellor, P-16 Initiatives
Ohio Department of Higher Education
Designee for the Chancellor of the Department of Higher Education

William Ashburn 
Workforce Project Manager
Ohio Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation
Office of Lt. Governor Jon Husted
Designee for the Director of Development 

Andrew L. Aichele 
Vice President of Education
Center of Science and Industry (COSI)
Appointed by the Governor

Jeff Polesovsky
Vice President of Public Policy
Columbus Partnership
Appointed by the Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives

(this member will be appointed by the Governor)

Last Modified: 5/1/2024 5:11:36 PM