June 2019 E-Newsletter

Message from Dr. Reagan Flowers

Summer was Made for STEM

Throughout the year, educators work hard to give their students the STEM foundation they need to prepare for successful futures. The summer months may be a time to rest and relax, but parents can also help their children prepare for the upcoming school year with STEM activities during the break. Not only will it keep their minds fresh, they will have the chance to rediscover the joy and creativity STEM projects inspire, without the pressure of grades.

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Summer was made for STEM by Dr. Reagan Flowers

This Month’s Highlights

The Hunger-Learning Connection

For some families, relying on reduced price and free school meal programs is crucial to feeding their children. Sadly, six out of seven hungry kids don’t get the summer meals they need. Hunger makes it much more difficult for children to learn and to focus. Fortunately, No Kid Hungry is providing a resource to combat this problem. Families in need can text “food” to 877-877 to find free summer meals for their kids. Please spread the word about this resource so all kids can get the nutrition they need this summer.


Meet Our C-STEM Summer Interns

C-STEM is proud to welcome eight interns this summer, with a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. They come from four universities and colleges, are studying eight different majors and are pursuing various career paths including entrepreneur, film director and systems analyst. We’ll be bringing you some more details on their C-STEM experiences throughout the summer. In the meantime, we’d like to introduce you to:

Imhotep Blot: Robotics and Innovation Intern, University of Houston

Anshuman Kumar: Computer Programming and Science Intern, University of Texas at Austin

Sydney LeFlore Murphy: Innovation Coordinator, Texas A&M University

Symone LeFlore Murphy: Sales and Marketing Intern, Texas A&M University

Steven Nguyen: Business Development Intern, University of Houston Downtown

Brittani Royston: Business and Funding Development Intern, University of Houston Downtown

Cameron Turner: Business Administration and Human Resources Intern, University of Houston Downtown

Jamiel Williams: Accounting Intern, University of Houston

CSTEM Interns 2019

Wrapping Up Challenge Day

Thank you again to all of you who made our 2019 Challenge Day so successful. Whether you attended, participated, helped students prepare, volunteered, helped sponsor the event, or supported us in any other way, we truly appreciate you. Please take a minute to watch the video we compiled from this year’s event.

From Competitor to Leader

If your school district, system or charter has participated in C-STEM programs in the past, you can take your support one step further by applying to become a C-STEM Key. This will set up your organization as the leader in your area for STEM education.

Learn More or Apply Today!

C-STEM Key Sample Logo

Dr. Flowers Receives Prestigious Award

C-STEM Founder, President and CEO Dr. Reagan Flowers was recently named the “Lola M. Parker Outstanding Business Woman of the Year” by the Iota Phi Lambda Sorority at their 72nd Southwestern Regional Conference in Rockwall, Texas.

C-STEM Founder, President and CEO Dr. Reagan Flowers was recently named the “Lola M. Parker Outstanding Business Woman of the Year” by the Iota Phi Lambda Sorority at their 72nd Southwestern Regional Conference in Rockwall, Texas.

Upcoming Events


Becoming a KEY: An intro to the C-STEM Keys Program (Webinar)

Are you ready to help C-STEM unlock the future of STEM in your community? Learn how you can be a Key and ask any questions you have.

From 11.00 am until 12.00 pm Timezone: Central Central Time (US & Canada), Mexico City time

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C-STEM Holiday Social 2019

From 6.00 pm until 8.00 pm

At Ogun Art + Wine

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2020 Stakeholder Breakfast

Save The Date!

From 7.30 am until 9.00 am

At The Junior League of Houston

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See all upcoming events here

Community Spotlight

Community Involvement Spotlight

Little Library Public Art Project

Last Fall, C-STEM partnered with local students, businesses, artists, and more to bring the Free Little Library Public Art Project to the Third Ward of Greater Houston. Don’t forget to join us there for summer reading

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
Dr. Robert Satcher
Charles Samuel
Miloni Shah

We are C-STEM!


STEM Access Champion of Change by The White House

WISE Award Finalist