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Elected advocates for STEM and innovation in schools and communities.
June 13, 2019 //

Arizona Technology Council with Steve Zylstra Bob Witwer David Lee and Eric Miller

As Arizona’s premier trade association for science and technology companies, the Arizona Technology Council is recognized as representing a diverse and professional business community. That has contributed to its growing into the largest technology council in North America. Its mission is to promote, advocate, educate, inform and connect members and their enterprises. Listen in on… [read more]

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June 11, 2019 //

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

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… [read more]

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May 31, 2019 //

Chief Science Officers Start a STEAM Lunch Club in Oregon

Hailey and Leah are the Chief Science Officers from Wy’East Middle School in Odell, Oregon and this year, they started a STEAM lunch club for fellow students and it was a success. In their own words, the STEAM lunch club has been a great success for their school and classmates: “For our action plan this… [read more]

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May 17, 2019 //

Eastern Oregon CSO Spring Summit

Chief Science Officers from three STEM Hubs across Eastern Oregon met in Boardman for the CSO Spring Summit! During the event, CSOs from Frontier, Greater Oregon and Colombia Gorge regions had the opportunity to work collaboratively and discuss what they hope to implement in the upcoming year. Each school had the opportunity to share their… [read more]

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May 6, 2019 //

Cochise County Chief Science Officers Visit Coronado Dairy, Learn about Dairy Farming and STEM

This past Friday, on April 12, the Cochise County Chief Science Officers visited the Coronado Dairy in Wilcox, Arizona during their exciting Spring Field Trip. Shelby Kirk and Moiria White, who work at Coronado Dairy, hosted the Chief Science Officers for a two-hour tour of the Coronado Dairy business and learned everything from running a… [read more]

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April 10, 2019 //

Buena High School CSOs

CSOs from Buena High School received a trip to the University of Arizona BioSphere 2 on Friday, April 5, 2019.  They had the opportunity to explore and collaborate with STEM professionals while on site. “I just wanted to share this video we made for all of the folks up at CSO HQ in Phoenix. Thank… [read more]

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April 5, 2019 //

Tempe, AZ residents check out ViaSat-2 Wi-Fi service during community event

” About 3,000 people in Tempe, Ariz. tapped into Wi-Fi beams from the ViaSat-2 satellite during Tempe’s March 20 Geeks Night Out event. Viasat, which has a campus in Tempe, set up and donated several hours of its Community Wi-Fi service during the 8th annual gathering, during which the city and more than 70 organizations invited… [read more]

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March 29, 2019 //

STEM Day was a Huge Success

“A big thanks to everyone for a successful STEM Day, fun was had by all! Last Wednesday, we had our first STEM day which was completely organized and run by our STEM council and volunteers students. Looking at last year’s Stem night feedback, STEM Council decided to do STEM Day instead of Stem night as… [read more]

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March 29, 2019 //

Winners of Wonder

CSOs and Advisors participated in “Winners of Wonder” training session.  Schools were invited to form competitive FLL teams and work with Anna Prakash. “Thank you for taking our programs to your schools.  Looking forward to working with everyone in Fall.” – Anna Prakash, Ph.D., Sr. Materials Engineer, Intel Corporation, Co-Founder: Education Empowers.  

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