February 2022 C-STEM Newsletter

Message from Dr. Reagan Flowers

Black History Month Offers Opportunity to Reflect on STEM Leaders

We have been celebrating STEM pioneers as part of Black History Month throughout this month. It is essential to reflect on these amazing innovators and their contributions. Honoring Black STEM heroes this month and every month serves many purposes.  Read the Full Article…

C-STEM Programs

Tune into this month's featured podcast:

Heart & Wellness with Baxter D. Montgomery

Be Part of Our Mission

Are you a teacher needing STEM/STEAM Toolkits? Register to receive a CenterPoint Energy scholarship for your students. APPLY NOW

Need Continuing Education Units? You can get up to 27 CEUs through the accredited C-STEM Teacher Training Institute. Training for preK through 12th grade are available. GET STARTED

Please help provide hands-on STEM activities for students who wouldn’t otherwise have access! DONATE NOW

Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteers Help Make Robotics Build Happen

Earlier this month, some generous volunteers gave up part of their Sunday to work side-by-side with C-STEM during a working meeting. C-STEM Founder and President Dr. Reagan Flowers and C-STEM Team Lead Hamane Edwards were joined by Texas A&M University students and DTP leaders Ty’Rae Carter and Andrew Wallace, as well as community volunteer and retired Shell Oil Company engineer Luis Cosme. Together, they worked on constructing a robotics field for elementary, middle and high school students.

Opportunities & Deadlines

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Volunteers Needed for the National C-STEM Challenge Competition

Watch this section for great opportunities coming up or closing soon.

Volunteers Needed for the National C-STEM Challenge Competition

March 17-April 22
Virtual & in-person opportunities
Volunteers needed for the 2022 National C-STEM Challenge Competition. This year’s event will be held virtually (Judging will be online) and there are many opportunities to volunteer in person for the VEX Robotics Competition.

Apply to volunteer

BP Funded Study Abroad Program

Calling the next generation of global citizens!  Applications for the bp funded 2022 AFS Global STEM Academies Study Abroad Program are open until March 4th for students age 15 -17.5.

If you know a young person who is interested and eligible, encourage them to apply NOW!


Saturday, March 26
8:30 a.m. – Noon
Explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering, mathematics  and Art (STEAM) through science presentations, hands-on experiments and activities.

Learn more here

National Defense Education Program Funding Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Defense NDEP is seeking to strategically fund STEM education at 2-year institutions and community colleges through a consortium approach. This Notice of Funding Opportunity aims to enhance the STEM workforce through regional consortia which will develop and encourage STEM ecosystems between 2-year institutions/community colleges and 4-Year Institutions, industry, local education agencies, and others in STEM education.

Apply by March 29, 2022

Environmental Justice Video Challenge for Students

Through this challenge, students use video to connect with their communities to address environmental justice issues and challenges.
First submissions due April 1,2022.
Learn more here

Free Teacher Training From National Math + Science Initiative

National Math + Science Initiative is partnering with Microsoft to offer a free online training for continuing credit for middle school math and computer science teachers. The second, final session is April 2 and 9.

Email customerservice@nms.org to sign up. 

Blast from the Past

We enjoy taking you down memory lane and are always hopeful that you spot yourself in a video or image that we share. C-STEM has touched so many lives in communities near and far. It is our hope that this memory places a smile on your face and warms your heart. We are so grateful for every member of the C-STEM family! Please enjoy hearing from the students as we go all the way back to the 2011 C-STEM Challenge Day.

Thank You To Our Sponsors And Partners

Executive 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

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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