About Square One 

We are only as good as our team here at Square One. From our Board members to our Staff we are committed to providing outstanding STEM Learning Opportunities for the Teachers and Students of the “Square One Nation”, and building the High-Tech Talent Supply Chain for our Post Secondary and Industry Partners. 

Square One’s Mission:

“Develop the next generation technical workforce

by empowering teachers with real-world resources

and engaging students through authentic hands-on, project-based learning”

Our Leadership

Board of Directors

Chairman: Dan DuBois, Michigan International Speedway
Vice Chairman: Michele Mueller, Michigan Dept. of Transportation
Secretary: Paul Drummond, Macomb Intermediate Schools (Retired)
Treasurer: Michelle Brower, Stout
Will Sommerville, OPS Solutions, LLC
Mike Tucker, Intel Corporation (Retired)
Brendan Cahill, Dykema
Deniada Nikollari, WSP Michigan
Dawn Thompson, American Center for Mobility
Mike Klein, Macomb ISD / MiSTEM Director
Michael Bell, Leidos
DeAnte Thompkins, Thrivent


Executive Director
Barb Land
Program Director
Jason Beatty
Project Specialists:
Full-Scale Innovative Vehicle Design
Jim Schirmer (Temporary)
Autonomous Innovative Vehicle Design
Steve Dickie, Dearborn Divine Child High School

Mini Innovative Vehicle Design Racing

 Bob Smitka, Roseville Schools
Connected Vehicle (V2X/Masters of Mobility)
Bob Jones, OSxDesign
Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles & Underwater Innovative Vehicle Design
Bill Grimm, Oak Park High School

Intermediate ROV 

Keith Forton, Traverse City Schools
Light Weighting Technologies
Jim Schirmer, Wayne Westland Schools (Retired)
Chairman Emeritus
Len Tedesco, Oakshott Engineering
Joe Ziomek, JFZ and Associates
Jerry Rivard
Executive Director Emeritus
Karl Klimek
Square One is a proud member of:
Council of Michigan Foundations
Automation Alley
Detroit Regional Chamber

Years Established

Completed Challenges

 “I am so proud to be a part of the Square One Education Network because it has further influenced my interest in engineering as a whole. I am always happy when I go to competition, whether we win or not, because I believe that’s what Square One Education Network values, is for the up and coming engineers to have a wonderful experience involving engineering!” 

C. Grant, Oak Park High School

Contact Us

26100 American Drive, Suite 607 Southfield MI 48034