C-STEM Founder and CEO Dr. Reagan Flowers Among
The White House STEM Access Champion of Change Honorees
On Wednesday, February 26, 2014, C-STEM Teacher and Support Services, Inc. Founder and CEO, Dr. Reagan Flowers was recognized as one of the 2014 White House STEM Access Champions of Change Honorees. The Champions of Change program was created as an opportunity for the White House to feature individuals, businesses, and organizations doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities. The Champions of Change program was created as an opportunity for the White House to feature individuals, businesses, and organizations doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities.
Dr. Reagan Flowers began her education career as a high school science teacher and has since remained dedicated to her calling as a leader in academia. Dr. Flowers’ experience caused her to take up the mission of closing the academic achievement gap through the founding of C-STEM Teacher and Student Support Services, Inc. In 2002, Dr. Flowers created the nation’s first integrated STEM enrichment program for Pre K through 12th grade. For 12 years, Dr. Flowers, has been implementing integrated STEM best practices into classrooms internationally. Dr. Flowers founded C-STEM using her personal resources and has led the organization in unprecedented expansion of services and revenue growth. The organization has impacted more than 100,000 students, and its revenue over the years has grown from $5,000 to nearly $5 Million.
“I am honored and humbled to receive such a prestigious award for the work we have done with STEM locally and throughout the country,” said Dr. Flowers. “This honor is beyond anything I could have imagined especially since we started doing our initial work with CSTEM in the janitor space at a middle school in Houston. CSTEM is a program that has grown from 20 students to nearly 100,000 students, and we are proud to be recognized at such a prestigious level for our accomplishments.”
Students from C-STEM supported schools compete annually in the National C-STEM Challenge; a competition designed to create the next generation of innovators and thought leaders by engaging Pre K-12th grade students in exciting hands-on projects solving real world problems. C-STEM encourages entry into STEM talent pipelines using relevant 21st Century projects such as robotics, 3-D printing, programming, geoscience, sculpture, mural, film making, and photography.The CSTEM Challenge integrates communication, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (CSTEM) with the disciplines of social studies and art surrounding the central theme: Everyone is an Artist and an Engineer.