April 2019 E-Newsletter

May 2018 E-Newsletter

Message from Dr. Reagan Flowers

STEM Plays a Role in All Paths

C-STEM works with students, parents, teachers, and community partners to ensure every student has access to the best STEM education possible. Innovation and Technology are the future, and it continues to evolve every day, so the mission of C-STEM is crucial for every child, not just those who plan to pursue careers as engineers or mathematicians.

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STEM Plays a Role in All Paths

This Month’s Highlights

National Security and STEM Go Hand in Hand

C-STEM President and CEO Dr. Reagan Flowers recently met with Houston FBI agents to discuss the crucial role STEM plays in the work of the FBI. On May 6, FBI Houston is holding a career event to learn more about the Special Agent career path. This is a great opportunity to meet with active agents and learn about what it takes to make it in the FBI.

Competition Prepared Sheldon ISD for Challenge Day

More than 100 students from grades 4-12 participated in Sheldon ISD’s first C-STEM competition on April 13. The event, held in preparation for the April 27 C-STEM Challenge Day, engaged students in areas of Innovation, Robotics, Mural, Sculpture, and Computer Programming. A total of 28 teams competed, with the support of 18 coaches/teachers from seven of the district’s 10 schools.

“It was a great day for the students to compete and show off their STEM skills to their parents and community members,” said Becky Zalesnik, Director of Innovative Programs, who organized the event with Annette Clark, Coordinator of Innovative Programs. “We owe special thanks to our awesome teachers that served as coaches for all of our C-STEM Teams.”

Huge Month for STEM

C-STEM welcomed hundreds of supporters and competitors at the April 24 Stakeholder Breakfast and the April 27 Challenge Day. The breakfast honored Ahmad Shaheed, Boardwalk Pipeline, and Renee Logans, Access Data Supply, Inc. In its biggest year yet, Challenge Day engaged hundreds of students in competition following countless hours of preparation. Watch next month’s newsletter for more highlights from these two events.

Read the Feature on Challenge Day in the Chronicle

2019 Breakfast award recipients



Upcoming Events

C-STEM will be spending the month of May planning more great events for the rest of the year, including camps this summer!

Community Spotlight

Thank you for your support

Supporter Spotlight:

C-STEM Family Stands Strong

Following vandalism at the C-STEM headquarters, C-STEM supporters stood strong at a community rally on Saturday, March 30th.

A huge thank you for standing by us, as we continue to focus on the positive and remain ever focused on our mission to strengthen and grow our community.

Executive Board


Advisory Board

Michael Aldridge
Shomari Williams
Joi Beasley
Zawadi Bryant
Bobby Bryant
Lucy Bremond
Antonio ‘Tony’ Canales
LaQuita Cyprian
Laolu Davies Yemitan
Gayle Fallon
Ruthie Esene
Michael Harris
Renee Logans
David Medina
Antoinette Jackson
Scott Minnix
Dr. Sandra Saldana Ortega
Susan Taylor
Dr. Frazier Wilson
Syalisa Winata
Ross Peters

We are C-STEM!


STEM Access Champion of Change by The White House

WISE Award Finalist