About Us

The Square One Education Network provides grant funding to schools and other K-12 learning environments, enabling them to provide innovative, meaningful STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs.

Our Board of Directors are industry leaders and educators with a common vision that students should have the opportunity to pursue technology oriented careers through authentic, hands-on science, mathematics and engineering opportunities.

Board of Directors

  • Chairman: Len Tedesco, Oakshott Engineering
  • Vice Chairman:  Chris Thibodeau
  • Secretary: Paul Drummond, Retired Macomb Intermediate Schools
  • Treasurer: Will Sommerville, OPS Solutions, LLC

Kevin Kelly, Automotive Events
Tom Eisbrenner, Eisbrenner Public Relations
Tom Gioia, Retired Ford Motor Company
Deepa Ramaswamy, Ph.D., Infosys
Mike Tucker, Intel Corporation
Rose Ballanca, Ph.D., President, Washtenaw Community College

Advisory Council
Rico Racosky, Southwest Airlines
John Waraniak, Supplemental Equipment Market Association (SEMA)                                          Michele Mueller, MDOT                                                                                                                                 David Turner, (Retired) Eaton Corporation

Chairman Emeritus:
Joe Ziomek, JFZ and Associates
Jerry Rivard

Executive Director
Karl Klimek

Operations Director
Barb Land

Project Specialist
Full-Scale Innovative Vehicle Design
Doug Ward

Project Specialist
Mini Innovative Vehicle Design Racing
Joe Hart

Project Specialist
Connected Vehicle Technologies                                                                                                                         JC Irvine                                                                                                                                                                  Bob Jones

Project Specialist                                                                                                                                         Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles
Autonomous Innovative Vehicle Design
Bill Grimm

Intermediate ROV and Underwater Innovative Vehicle Design
Keith Forton

Square One is a proud member of:
Council of Michigan Foundations

Automation Alley

Detroit Regional Chamber