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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


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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


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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


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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


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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,


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#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


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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


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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


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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


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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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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,


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Design Case – Mark Schrieber

Mark is recognized as an outstanding educator and a leader in makerspace implementation. Most notably, Mark was named National Teacher of the Year by the Milken Family Foundation – the “Grammy of teaching awards.” Mark has sat on the NSF Creative IT panel, school boards, and currently curates for Google’s Startup Digest for all things Maker.


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The Whale Poop Guy!

Zoom in on Science – Charles Rolsky (Marine Biologist) CSO Danya; Sonora, Mexico Zoom in on Science is a program created by the Chief Science Officers. We organize Zoom calls with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) professionals to learn more about their work and lives. It helps us understand more about different fields of science


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Meeting the Director, Deia

Zoom in on Science – Deia Scholsberg (Director of the Story of Plastic) CSO Sarah; Alpharetta, Georgia,USA Zoom in on Science is a program created by the Chief Science Officers. We organize Zoom calls with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) professionals to learn more about their work and lives. It helps us understand more about


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