The Communication, Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (CSTEM) Challenge

April, 2016
George R. Brown Convention Center

2015 C-STEM Challenge winners and photos
The CSTEM Challenge is a highly motivating competition that engages students in multi-age groups to collaboratively solve six challenges that are designed by industry professionals and national standards-aligned project-based learning activities, thus demonstrating the impact of teacher training on student learning and student performance in a STEM competition environment. The six challenges revolve around competitions in the creation and development of remote controlled robots, geoscience, creative writing, sculpture, film, and mobile tech. PreK-1st grade challenges are photography, mural, and robotics. The students are required to participate in all challenge categories, providing them with an integrated STEM learning experience. The teachers are required to participate in 24 hours of professional development. C-STEM has a proven track record of success and a model that is scalable and sustainable. The organization has been researching how students and teachers want to experience STEM for more than ten years. The program kicks-off each fall and culminates in the spring with a competition. The 2016 CSTEM Challenge Kick-off took place in October 2016. The 2015 CSTEM Challenge competition will take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas in April, 2016.  
For information on entering or questions, please email Valerie Leverett.
Local Houston area winning schools will be recognized at the international CSTEM Challenge competition awards ceremony, receive awards at Energy Day and will be invited to display their projects at Energy Day on October 15, 2016.