Fort Bend ISD received two awards in the National 2010-2011 CSTEM (Communication, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Challenge. Daelyn McCain of Ridgemont Elementary School received the CSTEM National Challenge Elementary Ambassador Award, and the Marshall Feeder Pattern team earned third place in the Mural Challenge for their mural titled, “The Creation of Life.”
The CSTEM Challenge competition engages students, representing multiple age groups, to collaboratively solve six challenges designed by industry professionals and national standards-aligned challenge activities.
The competition also helps demonstrate the impact of teacher training on student learning and student performance in a hands-on setting. The competition includes challenges in robotics, creative writing, sculpture, mural, environmental stewardship (green), and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
Students from five states (including Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, and Tennessee) and the Dominican Republic take part in the global challenge each year.
FBISD currently has two CSTEM Feeder Pattern teams: the Marshall Feeder Pattern team (comprising Marshall High School, Missouri City Middle School, and Glover Elementary School), and the Willowridge Feeder Pattern team (comprising Willowridge High School, McAuliffe Middle School and Ridgemont Elementary School).