• Joanna Flores—Energized for STEM (Central)


    Joanna Flores is a member of the Book Club, the Chess Club, and Learning Afar. She lists her favorite subject as English literature and she intends to pursue a degree in biology at the University of Texas at Austin.


    A product of HISD, Flores attended Gallegos Elementary and Edison Middle schools before coming to E-STEM. She is the recipient of a scholarship from the Airport Minority Advisory Council and she lists her favorite hobby as reading.

    Ryan Knowles—Energized for STEM (Central)


    Ryan Knowles, whose favorite subject is history, serves as captain of his school’s chess team. He plans to attend Hampshire College, where he will study physics using the Presidential and Airport Minority Advisory Council Scholarships he received.


    Knowles attended the Gregory Lincoln Education Center before coming to E-STEM. He has visited Peru through the Learning AFAR program. In his spare time, Knowles enjoys reading, playing video games, and chess.