We’ve Got Work to Do

Written by: Reagan Flowers, PhD As a nation, we are making strides in STEM education, but there is still more work to be done. In the last decade, two million STEM jobs have been created in the United States. Which means there are two million new opportunities to bring about needed change in the world. […]

Ignite Passion for STEM with Reading

Written by: Dr. Reagan Flowers, PhD Though many activities associated with STEM are implemented through hands-on activity, reading is still a crucial skill for students. First, reading can help students discover which areas of science, technology, math, and engineering excite them. Second, it provides a crucial base of knowledge for engaging in these areas. Third, […]

Why Kids Need STEM Early and Often

Written by: Reagan Flowers, PhD Beginning STEM education when a child is very young is a natural fit, not only because of a young child’s curiosity, but also because of the way a young brain develops.We learn throughout our lives by creating connections in our brains. Several factors affect these connections. We create new connections […]

Fund the Future: Teacher Pay Increase

Written by: Reagan Flowers, PhD The passing of the 2019-2020 budget by Houston ISD, the largest public school district in the state of Texas, has naturally caused quite a stir, particularly with the controversy around teacher pay raises. The unanimous vote by the Texas House and Senate in support of House Bill 3, which approved an […]

Summer was Made for STEM

Written by: Reagan Flowers, PhD Throughout the year, educators work hard to give their students the STEM foundation they need to prepare for successful futures. The summer months may be a time to rest and relax, but parents can also help their children prepare for the upcoming school year with STEM activities during the break. […]