The North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) is collaborating with SciTech Institute to form an international Esports Cabinet of Chief Science Officers in the 2022-2023 academic year.
Who can join the CSO Esports Cabinet?
Chief Science Officers (CSOs) are students in grades 6-12 who serve as a STEM ambassador and liaison for STEM opportunities in their communities.
NASEF’s programs based on scholastic esports and related careers in the esports ecosystem offer many ways for students to engage in STEM and leadership.
Together we’re offering a new opportunity to amplify student voice, bringing peers and community leaders together to ignite new opportunities in STEM and innovation–including esports. NASEF empowers students to “Game. Grow. Learn. Lead.” In partnership with the CSO program, the “Lead” element will become a stronger focus for members.
What will the CSO Esports Cabinet do?
All CSOs develop Action Plans to outline their idea and then implement a plan to impact STEM awareness. Members of this new Esports Cabinet will benefit from the CSO leadership development program as they engage others in NASEF’s free scholastic esports programs, including clubs, tournaments, and Minecraft events.
NASEF and SciTech Institute are offering free access to this combined program to all NASEF club members and students in the CSO International program.
Youth will create and complete an Action Plan focused on Esports & Team Building in STEM:
To prepare students for this role, CSOs are brought together for a Leadership Training Institute that includes a mix of personal growth and team building opportunities. Institute programming engages students in networking, leadership development, strategic planning, and inspirational STEM activities. Furthermore, the institute helps prepare CSOs to be college/workforce ready by building leadership and employability skills in critical thinking and problem solving; verbal and written communication; responsibility and work ethic; collaboration; and information, communications and technology skills.
CSOs are required to attend