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: Michele Mueller, Michigan Dept. of Transportation
  • Vice Chairman:  Tom Eisbrenner, Eisbrenner Public Relations
  • Secretary: Paul Drummond, Retired Macomb Intermediate Schools
  • Treasurer: Dan DuBois

Will Sommerville, OPS Solutions, LLC
Tom Gioia, Retired Ford Motor Company
Mike Tucker, Retired Intel Corporation
Rose Ballanca, Ph.D., President, Washtenaw Community College


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

Chairman Emeritus:
Len Tedesco, Oakshott Engineering

Joe Ziomek, JFZ and Associates
Jerry Rivard

Operations Director
Barb Land

Strategic Advisor
Karl Klimek

Kevin Kelly

Chief Technology Officer
Michael Tucker

Project Specialists
Full-Scale Innovative Vehicle Design
Doug Ward
Mini Innovative Vehicle Design Racing
Joe Hart

Connected Vehicle Technologies

JC Irvine

Bob Jones

Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles
Autonomous Innovative Vehicle Design
Bill Grimm

Intermediate ROV and Underwater Innovative Vehicle Design
Keith Forton

Light Weighting Technologies

Jim Schirmer

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

Automation Alley

Detroit Regional Chamber