CSO Blog

Elected advocates for STEM and innovation in schools and communities.
July 13, 2021 //

CSOs in PA #MakeItHappen!

The PA SEED CSO Cabinet consisted of 37 CSOs from 13 different schools for the 2020-2021 school year. During our time together, CSOs had the opportunity to connect with eleven different STEM professionals and three different higher education professionals.  These connections allowed the CSOs to learn about various post secondary opportunities and STEM careers. Some… [read more]

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May 1, 2021 //

We are Connected!

CSOs rallied to #MakeItHappen for the 6th year, in spite of the pandemic! Over the past 18 months, Chief Science Officers have been in search of INCREDIBLE and they have not had to look very hard. They found it based inside one another. Through Zoom, Hangouts, Meets and more, the students from around the global… [read more]

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March 1, 2021 //

Arizona CSOs – Data Driven

Now entering our 7th season (including two with COVID restrictions), we have significantly grown and refined program training, support structures and backend systems. Some examples include:   –          Regional cabinets and cabinet coordinators to more effectively support students locally; –          Progression opportunities through 4 training levels and leadership councils; –          Empowerment of veteran CSOs to… [read more]

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January 1, 2021 //

2019-2020 CSO International Report

Chief Science Officers continue to make an impact in their regions. Click here to review the annual report with data sets from the 2019-2020 season.

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August 20, 2020 //

1st CSO International Math Festival

The first-ever CSO Math Festival was held online on July 20, 2020. This virtual mathematics festival had over 130 participants log on for the three-hour event! Based on that success, it will certainly become an annual tradition. As a Chief Science Officer event, of course it was planned by a student, CSO Sahiba. She attends… [read more]

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July 18, 2020 //

Mesa CSO in the 2020 NASA Wear Challenge!

Introduction Hello! My name is CSO Marcus and I am an elected 5th year Chief Science Officer from Red Mountain High School in Mesa, Arizona. On July 13th, I had the privilege to be interviewed by Arizona’s Family on Channel 3 News to showcase my team’s project for the 2020 NASA WEAR Challenge. The challenge,… [read more]

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July 7, 2020 //

#CaptureSTEM Panel

Chief Science Officers (CSOs) are not just encouraged to have big ideas, they’re told to put in the action steps to make those ideas happen. A spark from CSO Danya, an eighth grade CSO in Mexico, led to the creation of an online learning series that has drawn the involvement of students around the world… [read more]

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June 25, 2020 //

CSO Austin’s Electromagnetism Perpetual Energy Contraption

CSO Austin, from Pennsylvania, recently told us about an amazing project of his! He built an “epic electromagnetism contraption” as a physics project. Way to go, Austin!

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June 19, 2020 //

Iraj – A ‘COVID Warrior’ – helping, fundraising – using STEM

Fifth Grader Uses His STEM Skills to Raise Money for COVID-19 Help Iraj is a fifth grader who is not afraid to tackle a big problem and do his part to solve it. He was concerned with the way that COVID-19 was affecting the world, and he wanted to raise money to help. Iraj came… [read more]

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