STEMing Up During Summer

Written By: Reagan Flowers, PhD The first day of summer is fast approaching. Schools across the U.S. are preparing to downsize for the summer months and are re-tooling for the upcoming school year. There are students preparing for summer camps, adventures, and vacations; while others are preparing for whatever the day brings. During the academic […]

Live Smarter

Written By: Reagan Flowers, PhD   To surpass academic achievement goals, to help greater numbers of our children break the chains of generational poverty, we must be intentional and deliberate in cultivating talent that has the capacity to take advantage of economic opportunities that are available in STEM. We do not choose the life we […]

The Diploma to College to Career Mismatch

Written By:  Reagan Flowers, PhD It appears that minority students are less likely to enroll in college, remain in college, and are more likely to go directly to work post high school.  Factors impacting their choices to attend college are finances, access to opportunities, awareness, proper preparation, supportive networks, and exposure.  And for many minorities […]

STEM: Are we really Making Progress

Written by: Reagan Flowers, PhD There were so many great take-a-ways from the Women’s Global Leadership Conference (WGLC) in Energy.  The Theme, “Inspiring the Next Generation of Female Leaders”, was well received.  It is hard to imagine how anyone could have left not feeling inspired, encouraged, energized, more knowledgeable, and dreaming bigger. Leading in male dominated […]

How Curiosity Leads To a Rewarding Career with Jessica Autrey

Jessica Autrey is the Business Development Lead with AT&T Foundry For Connected Health. Jessica shares how she was able to combine her love of education, technology, and health into a successful career. In this episode we discuss: The joint venture between AT&T Foundry for Connected Health and the Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute in Houston. How […]

STEMcast Podcast Hosted by Dr. Reagan Flowers

  STEMCAST Introduction: Urban Nexus Welcome to the CSTEM Urban Nexus Competition where Everyone is an Artist & an Engineer!  Dr. Reagan Flowers provides us with an overview of the 2016 Competition for Pre K through 12th grade students nationally.  Student’s experience STEM using robotics, civil engineering, computer programming, innovation, film making, photography, mural, and […]

Education Reform: A Path Forward

The America COMPETES Act was passed in 2007, with an emphasis on technology and science, in an effort to promote and create opportunities for educational excellence. A reauthorization of the law was enacted a new reform of the law, dubbed the “Student Success Act”.   The proposed law would ban federal involvement in determining failing schools, eliminate required federal […]

Pointing the Finger

Over the weekend, I found myself engaging in several conversations regarding the unfortunate loss of life. It was extremely sad news to hear that a child lost his life as a result of playing with an airsoft-type pellet gun by a police officer in Cleveland, Ohio. There were many errors at play that led to […]

Problem-Solvers are in High Demand

Engineers are in high demand throughout the world. From biomedical engineers to nuclear engineers. These careers require innovative creative thinkers to solve problems that we have throughout the world. They require higher levels of knowledge in math and science. We need to motivate our students to seek careers that are in high demand by encouraging […]

Unable to Serve

I recently received an email that caused me to look at the education system from a different perspective. As a country we are failing to give our students the education that they need and deserve to stay competitive in the world. There are three main expectations that the military has for someone to join. To […]