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June 11, 2019 //

Argus Observer: The Chief Science Officers Program One of Several Important STEM Efforts in Oregon

Author: Spencer Irvine

The Argus Observer, the Ontario, Oregon-based newspaper, highlighted the Chief Science Officer program and its direct impact on STEM efforts. The article noted that the CSO program has fourteen high school CSOs at Vale, Nyssa, and Ontario high schools, in addition to the program’s adult advisers. The article said:

“(The Chief Science Officers initiative) gives youth the opportunity to be directly involved in STEM programs as volunteers and mentors, providing a student voice and passion for science, technology, engineering and math. They are liaisons to and advocates for the STEM programs, and they are elected by fellow students.”

“There are opportunities to travel to leadership trainings, national conferences, and an international summit in Washington, D.C.”

You can read the Argus Observer article in its entirety here.

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