February 2019 E-Newsletter

Message from Dr. Reagan Flowers

Standardized Testing: Ready, or, Not

Alarms are going off here in Texas, as otherwise good students find themselves falling behind on state tests. {i} These tests measure knowledge two grades above the student’s current grade level, and poor performance can lead to measures as drastic as being retained a grade. So the question arises: do we need to meet students where they are or challenge students to best prepare them for C-STEM jobs of the future? Read the Full Article…

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Beatrice Mayes Institute STEM Day

STEAM Wednesdays at Beatrice Mayes Institute (BMI) are STEMtastic. BMI integrates STEAM across all subjects and grade levels. Take a look at this short clip, which highlights students engaging with one aspect of STEAM learning experience through the creation of the “Tasty Tacos: The Food Truck”.

Jane Long Academy Wins Film Challenge, Prepares for Challenge Day

This past fall, Houston Independent School District held a STEM Video Content, and after much preparation and hard work, Jane Long Academy emerged as the winner. Contest teams were challenged to create a short video helping students understand how to take online assessments. Not only did teacher Nina Otazo’s students win the honor of first place, they also earned a bid into this year’s C-STEM Challenge Day. Otazo and her students are currently preparing for their entry in the film module for the April 27 competition by studying the C-STEM Challenge Day Curriculum.

STEM 2026 Vision Report

Have you seen the U.S. Department of Education’s STEM 2026 Report? Created in collaboration with American Institutes for Research (AIR) and STEM experts and thought leaders, this report shares out key observations, considerations and recommendations put forth for STEM education in coming years. This aspirational vision will help educators and parents alike prepare students.

Click here to read the report


SABIC is an international company, with its Americas Region Head Office residing in the Houston area. One of the world’s largest petrochemicals manufacturers, SABIC is keenly aware of the need for C-STEM education for tomorrow’s employees and leaders. They don’t just talk about this. SABIC invests heavily in technology and innovation, and their generous support of C-STEM is one example of this.

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11th Annual State of STEM Education Stakeholder Breakfast

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11th Annual State of STEM Education Stakeholder Breakfast

Please join us at The Junior League of Houston from 7:30-9:00 AM