Empowering students in STEM

Advocates for Student Voice and Innovation in their communities.

Chief Science Officers Catalyze a Culture of Innovation!

CSOs are collaborative voices of change on campus and in their communities.

Each Chief Science Officer is required to complete an Action Plan to amplify student voice by bringing their peers and community leaders together to ignite new opportunities in STEM and innovation. Through digital support systems and opportunities, CSOs encourage each other to find success. Each CSO Site is responsible for providing support and the advisors that meet regularly with the Chief Science Officers to take action. During the year, CSOs participate in key training events and experiences to increase their leadership skills. Many CSOs are paired with an industry mentor to coach them through project management strategies and communication suggestions to heighten awareness of STEM in their area.

The CSOs create change and become stronger leaders through mentorship!

Find out how you can support a CSO.


Become a Mentor

Mentors help CSOs develop their Action Plan ideas and empower them to get involved in community STEM events.

Sponsor a CSO

Your donations will help start or support the CSO program in communities around the globe. Learn how you can donate now!

Support Local Events

CSO programs host regular events to help promote STEM in their local communities and beyond.

Meet Leadership Council Members

Get to know the CSOs on the Leadership Council by searching through our directory.

Watch an Episode on the CSO Channel

CSOs have teamed up to create “Perspective with CSO Cyra” on YouTube. Each episode highlights a theme with interviews, jokes and encouraging words from Chief Science Officers around the global network.

Meet the CSOs.

CSOs are students elected by their peers in grades 6-12 to be liaison for STEM and innovation in their schools and community.

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CSO Mark - Mark Ithalie



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