CSO Blog

Elected advocates for STEM and innovation in schools and communities.
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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June 16, 2020 //

Lizards and more…

CSO Vrutik, Kenya The main purpose of Zoom in on Science calls is for students to learn more about careers and fields that involve STEM by directly communicating with professionals involved in different careers. Randy Klabacka is a museum specialist and a herpetologist working at Auburn University. His passion for herpetology started in his backyard… [read more]

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June 13, 2020 //

Minecraft and Brain Research

CSO Lauren, Arizona Leadership Council The Chief Science Officers Zoom in on Science calls enable Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Professionals to explain their work and its contemporary impact upon society. On May 2, 2020, I had the opportunity to host a Zoom in on Science call with Dr.Gregory Dane Clemenson, a neuroscientist.  Participants… [read more]

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June 12, 2020 //

Oregon CSO – 3D Prints

CSO Allie, Oregon, USA As a senior in high school, I’ve recently been part of an important project that helps healthcare workers and makes me feel better about the way the school year is ending. In the past few months many people have worried about running out of medical supplies. Hospitals are running out of… [read more]

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June 12, 2020 //

Novartis Pharmaceutical Call

On June 3, 2020, CSOs met Mrs. Susan Lostetter, a Medical Science Liaison for Novartis Pharmaceutical. She also performs corporate and clinical research studies. As a medical science liaison, she communicates with leading physicians, researchers, and clinicians.

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June 11, 2020 //

Zoom in on Science: STEM at the Defense Intelligence Agency

CSO Shalae, ArizonaInternational Leadership Council Member Over the past few weeks, during this turbulent time, the Chief Science Officers program has been hosting Zoom in on Science calls with the intent of connecting CSOs who are quarantined at home and making sure that as many people as possible are still interacting with STEM. So far,… [read more]

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