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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Summertime STEM Webinar
May 4
2:30 – 4 p.m. ET
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The Gems Summer E-Camps
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#CAP℠: College Admission Process Program Recruitment Fair
Sunday, May 23
2- 5 p.m.
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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!

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.

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.

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

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.

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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

11th Annual State of STEM Education Stakeholder Breakfast

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