Pre K-12th Grade students compete in the Nation’s first integrated STEM Program
Houston, TX, May 10, 2016 – On Saturday, May 14, local students will have the opportunity to compete in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math at the Southeast Regional, C-STEM Competition. Taking place at the George R. Brown Convention Center from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, students will compete with visual and digital artifacts created as solutions to real-world problems associated with the theme, The Urban Nexus: Improving the Quality of Life.
“We recently hosted our Midwest Regional Competition in Detroit, and the excitement the students displayed was electric and contagious. It truly felt like I was at a sporting event and not an academic competition,” said Dr. Reagan Flowers, Founder of C-STEM. “Our organization levels the playing field by removing obstacles that continually place women and minorities at a competitive disadvantage in pursuing STEM degrees and workforce opportunities.”
C-STEM (Communication–Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), a non-profit organization, has been in operation for 15 years and has impacted more than 200,000 students nationally and internationally. It’s the Nation’s first integrated PreK-12th grade STEM program and Dr. Flowers has been widely recognized for her unique contributions to education and diversity. Her commitment to empowering youth, (particularly minority and girls) paved the way for her to be recognized as a STEM Access Champion of Change by The White House in 2014. She firmly believes that exposing children to STEM early is the key to bolstering the STEM talent pipeline.
“Exposure is an important ingredient to a child’s success, as children cannot dream or become that which they are not aware of,” said Flowers. “The C-STEM Competition is the culmination of students’ experiences with our thematic curriculum, allowing them to create project solutions using robotics, computer programming, innovation, film, mural, sculpture, civil engineering, and photography as their vehicle.”
To download high resolution images from past competitions click here. For more information about C-STEM and the Southeast Regional, C-STEM Competition, visit www.cstem.org.
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