Increase student voice in school and community STEM discussions resulting in an increase of student interest and career awareness in STEM.
Increase community engagement with schools by exposing students to local STEM careers and opportunities.
“The CSO program is an innovative, Arizona grown model that we anticipate will transform the STEM Climate. We are proud to be leading the path in providing the nation’s diverse civic STEM leaders.”
“CSOs helped to educate me by sharing their thoughts on STEM education and workforce barriers. I am honored to help make student voice become part of the policy making process.
What teachers say
”Since we started the CSO program at my high school, our students have been more engaged and excited about what’s happening in the STEM world. You can see the school culture changing.”
What CSOs say
” Being a CSO helps me to share STEM with my community and school to get them excited about the science that is involved in their daily life and maybe even get them to consider a career in STEM” –CSO Angus
….” This program taught me new skills and has allowed me to exceed my goals and build confidence I need to thrive in the future”. – CSO Leah
What CSO Parents Think
CSO Mom from Centerra Mirage
“Our family values the CSO program as it is an important enhancement to our son’s education. It has helped him to meet like-minded friends while creating an outlet for his STEM ideas and inventions.”