The demand for skilled workers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is closely linked to global competitiveness. While the United States has many talented scientists, engineers and mathematicians, not enough students are graduating with STEM backgrounds to fill the open positions in the marketplace.

Women In Defense (WID) Michigan kicked off its STEM initiative in 2010, engaging with local schools and businesses to encourage and inspire young women to pursue STEM careers.

To request WID-MI support, please complete the attached application and return via email to

For more information, please contact the Director of STEM at

Annual PI Day Event

Women in Defense - Michigan Chapter hosted our 2021 STEM (Virtual) Pi-Day event focused on electrification. 

WID-Michigan sent hands-on STEM kits to registrants; the kits were free to participating groups through the generosity of our sponsors. They enjoyed a fun event while learning about STEM Careers in the Defense Industry and building electrification kits.

This WID-Michigan Virtual STEM event was open to middle school (grades 7-8) and high school (grades 9-12) students, boys and girls, within the continental United States. Electrification kits and other surprises were mailed to each registered student's mailing address at no cost to the student. A link and additional pertinent information was emailed to registered students prior to the start of the event.