Category: News

Join the iSTEM Teacher Movement

Rigorous changes in many states science curriculum have teachers and their students struggling to keep up.  Teachers are now finding themselves needing to teach engineering and technology concepts.  An overwhelming majority of teachers today did not receive adequate preparation to teach STEM concepts. According to the National Academy of Science, over two-thirds of teachers name science as the subject they… Read more →

Leadership and Social Responsibility

The work done by C-STEM crosses the boundaries of race, class and culture because of its impact on creating students suited for the 21st century workplace.  Dr. Reagan Flowers works tirelessly through C-STEM to reduce achievement gaps by focusing on teacher training and real-world application of learning of students through the integration of communication, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (C-STEM)… Read more →

2013-14 Teacher STEM-stars

This year, thousands of students and their teachers came to the George R. Brown Convention Center to participate in the 10th Annual 2014 National CSTEM Challenge competition. The annual competition for elementary, middle, and high school students, provides teams with tools necessary to build their machines and gadgets to compete in the C-STEM Challenge and iSTEM Olympiad competitions. For the… Read more →

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

If you attended the CSTEM Challenge and iSTEM Olympiad you might remember seeing plenty of innovative cars zooming around Discovery Green Park downtown Houston. C-STEM has hosted its annual CSTEM Challenge alongside the Shell Eco-marathon for four years. What began as a bet in 1939 between two Shell scientist has now become a huge competition between the brightest of engineers… Read more →

Board Member Spotlight

Some may remember the smallest of children happily walking around the George R. Brown Convention Center on April 26th at the CSTEM Challenge and iSTEM Olympiad competition. That was Team Winata. At first glance, they appeared to be sweet innocent children with a radiating excitement that was instantly contagious, but while all that is true, they were fierce competitors. Team Winata… Read more →

2014 C-STEM Stakeholders Breakfast Raises $30K

The day began with the tables set and ready with great food and décor. There were serious topics, jokes, and even emotional moments, one in particular that moved Dr. Flowers to tears of joy at the breakfast. Everyone left the breakfast inspired, encouraged, empowered with STEM information, and excited about the CSTEM Challenge and iSTEM Olympiad. It was great seeing… Read more →

Working in the CLOUD, Microsoft that is

“I think the most impactful thing C-STEM did was really give me an occupation idea at a very early age” says Julius Liu, a 23 year old software developer engineer at Microsoft and former C-STEM student. Julius was first introduced to C-STEM when he was in 6th grade by a pamphlet his parents had picked up and shared with him.”It… Read more →

Thank You Dr. Wolfgang Warnecke!

Those who attended the 2014 CSTEM Challenge and iSTEM Olympiad will remember Dr. Wolfgang Warnecke as the speaker and car enthusiast from Shell Oil Company. He also led the entry parade into the George R. Brown Convention Center, kicking-off opening ceremonies. What many don’t know, is that he flew all the way from Germany to speak and inspire the students… Read more →

President Obama visited Bladensburg High School and A awarded $7 Million through Youth Career Connect.

President Barack Obama visited Bladensburg High School, located in Bladensburg, Maryland and spoke about the new program Youth Career Connect. A select group of students were able to shake The President’s hand and met him personally. Youth Career Connect is a program designed to help students have more access to opportunities that will support them connecting to careers earlier. The… Read more →