April 2021 C-STEM Newsletter

Message from Dr. Reagan Flowers

School Must Go On Throughout 2021

As we near the end of the first full school year affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, districts around the country are making decisions about the near future. That includes the availability of summer school classes and altering schedules to help students catch up on lost time and progress.  Read the Full Article…

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Upcoming Deadlines

Take action!

Watch this section for great opportunities that close soon. Keep reading the stories below for more information on these opportunities.

Summertime STEM Webinar
May 4
2:30 – 4 p.m. ET
Register here

The Gems Summer E-Camps
Apply here

#CAP℠: College Admission Process Program Recruitment Fair
Sunday, May 23
2- 5 p.m.
Learn more here

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This Month’s Highlights

Hess Corporation Invests in Houston Schools

Through its philanthropic program, Hess Corporation has awarded C-STEM $50,000 to invest in seven Houston-area elementary schools and one middle school. The effort is a three-year investment in the Second Ward/Magnolia Park and Third Ward areas of Houston.

The generous partnership includes literacy, financial empowerment programs and STEM offerings for each school. Hess has partnered with C-STEM to offer the Robotics Prototype Challenge Program at each of the following schools:

  • Edward Blackshear Elementary School
  • Marcellus Foster Elementary School
  • Victor Hartsfield Elementary School
  • Lucian Lockhart Elementary School
  • Lora Peck Elementary School
  • Ruby Thompson Elementary School
  • Tina Whidby Elementary School
  • Ezekiel Cullen Middle School

Thank you to Hess Corporation and our school partners. We look forward to the immense impact these programs will have on the future of our local students!

Challenge Day Showcases Sheldon ISD Students

We invite you to join us in supporting young STEM students on Wednesday, May 26, as Sheldon Independent School District holds a unique C-STEM Challenge Day. Attend in person at Michael R. Null Middle School in Houston or virtually from 9 a.m. to noon., as students compete in robotics, innovation, computer programming, murals, and sculptures. Save the date now!

Webinar Celebrates Women in Tech

In honor of Women’s History Month in March, CSforALL celebrated young women in tech. They recognized students within their community who have experienced interning at well known Universities, tech and startup companies. The webinar is available now — this is a great opportunity for young girls to hear from the next voices in tech, and learn from their experiences.

Young Inventor Inspires All

A 17-year-old Iowa student is wowing all around her with her invention — color-changing sutures that detect infection. Dasia Taylor’s work has won several prizes, and she is now seeking a patent. This inspiring young woman approached her work with a global mindset, hoping to improve equity amongst nations and racial groups where inequities prevail.

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Dive Into STEM This Summer

The U.S. Department of Education is offering a free webinar on summertime STEM on Tuesday, May 4 from 2:30 – 4 p.m Eastern time.

The webinar will feature a panel of dedicated researchers, funders and practitioners in a discussion about the benefits of summertime STEM learning, evidence-based resources and best practices. Register here.

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This Month’s Feature

This Month’s Experiment from Black Mommas Do Science

Black Mommas Do Science is a YouTube channel dedicated to helping with at-home learning. The creator focuses on getting kids excited about STEM. Watch channel owner and content creator Tara Davis put a C-STEM experiment into action: Glow in the Dark Burping Bubbles.

Blast From the Past Corner

We get the biggest joy going back down memory lane. C-STEM has touched so many lives over the 20 years we have been serving communities near and far. It is our hope that this memory places a smile on your face and in your heart. This month, we’re featuring a video from 2014. We hope you love hearing these students share their C-STEM experiences.

Upcoming Events


Sheldon ISD 2021 C-STEM Challenge Day

C-STEM Challenge Day hosted by Sheldon Independent School District

From 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM

At Virtual and on location at Michael R. Null Middle School

Find out more…

11 – 11Jun2021

10th Annual State of STEM Education Stakeholder Breakfast

The 10th Annual State of STEM Education Stakeholder Breakfast brings together P-12 schools, higher education, professional organizations, corporations, and public servant leaders to receive updates on C-STEM’s community impact and the current state of STEM education.

From 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM Timezone: Central Central Time (US & Canada), Mexico City time



See all upcoming events here

Executive Board

Board Members_2021

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