January 2020 E-Newsletter

Message from Dr. Reagan Flowers

We’ve Got Work to Do

As a nation, we are making strides in STEM education, but there is still more work to be done. In the last decade, two million STEM jobs have been created in the United States. Which means there are two million new opportunities to bring about needed change in the world. It would be ideal if math and science scores of U.S. students was also on the rise, not falling short.

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This Month’s Highlights

Welcome Aboard!

We are pleased to announce that Hamane Edwards has been selected as the new Program Director for C-STEM beginning January 6, 2020. In the 4th grade, Hamane was introduced to robotics through the C-STEM Challenge competition and later to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in high school. As a student at the University of Maryland, he interned at C-STEM and completed his undergraduate degree in Geographical Information Science. Upon completing college, Hamane began his professional career as a teacher and tutor in Prince George’s County Public Schools. We can think of no one better, than an Alum, to lead programming at C-STEM!


C-STEM Alum Appears on The Daily Show

C-STEM is proud to provide an update on an alumnus from our first 6th grade Cohort. Ashton Womack recently produced and starred in a segment on The Daily Show. He never lost sight of his passion for comedy and acting. Be sure to check out the video! Congratulations Ashton!

Flowers Named Board Trustee

Our founder and CEO, Dr. Reagan Flowers was recently appointed as a Houston Community College Board Trustee for District IV. She will complete the remaining term of the recently elected City Council Member Carolyn Evans-Shabazz. Congratulations Dr. Flowers!

Upcoming Events


Everman ISD STEM Information Night

From 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm

At Charles Baxter Junior High School

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Sheldon ISD 2020 C-STEM Challenge Day

Sheldon ISD will be hosting their own C-STEM Challenge!

From 9:00 am until 2:00 pm

At Michael R. Null Middle School

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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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Community Spotlight

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Verizon Partnership Provides New Opportunities

We recently made a huge announcement: C-STEM was selected to receive a generous $100,000 grant from Verizon. “We are truly honored and thankful for this investment Verizon is making in the work we do in our community,” Dr. Flowers said.

This partnership will provide scholarships to two feeder patterns (six schools) to participate in the C-STEM Challenge Program. Find more information on these scholarships and the C-STEM Challenge at https://shop.cstem.org/c-stem-challenge/.

Executive Board

C-STEM Current Exec Board

C-STEM Current Exec 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
Cherrilyn B. Nedd
Dr. Martina Ogbonna
Dr. Letitia Franklin Ozoude

We are C-STEM!


STEM Access Champion of Change by The White House

WISE Award Finalist