Statewide Advisory Council

The advisory council meets twice each year, spring and fall, to learn about Gateway to Science initiatives, to provide feedback about what is happening in various communities, and to advise how Gateway to Science can continue to grow as a statewide resource for informal STEM education.



Mark Braun – Owner, Advantage Appliance, Bismarck

Amanda Eberle (Board Liaison) – Quality Engineer, Doosan Bobcat Company, Bismarck

Sarah Fox – 3rd Grade Teacher, Glen Ullin School, Glen Ullin

Jared Graetz – Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Trail King Industries, Fargo

Gerald (Mack) McGillivray – Petroleum Technology Instructor, Williston State College, Williston

Laura Munski, Ph.D. – Executive Director, Dakota Science Center, Grand Forks

Dennis Pozarnsky – Retired Engineer, Benedict

Michelle Solensky, Ph.D. – Professor of Biology, University of Jamestown, Jamestown

Meg Vanderlaan – Science Teacher, HMB and Linton Public Schools, Hazelton


For additional information, please download the Advisory Council Duties and Responsibilities.

To apply, send a completed Advisory Council Member Application to Beth Demke, Executive Director, Gateway to Science, 1810 Schafer Street, Suite 1, Bismarck, ND 58501-1218.

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