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Elected advocates for STEM and innovation in schools and communities.
August 10, 2018 //

ASU partnered with the Chief Science Officer program to promote STEM education

Arizona students in grades six through 12 learned to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics and to foster innovation in their schools and communities at the Chief Science Officer Summer Institute, July 16 to 19. The CSO summer institute is a collaboration of efforts from the CSO program and the ASU Biodesign Institute, Environmental Health… [read more]

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August 9, 2018 //

Madelyn’s time as a Chief Science Officer!

My name is Madelyn, and I am a sophomore at Freeland High School. I applied to be a Chief Science Officer during the spring of my 9th grade year. My principal informed me that I had received the position, and I was thrilled to learn more about promoting STEM at my school. I am a CSO, because I believe in the… [read more]

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August 8, 2018 //

A CSO Reflection

Going to the National Science Foundation ITEST Summit was the BEST experience any school program has given me. Not only did I grow and learn as a CSO, but as a person. When we boarded our plane at MBS, I was terrified. I didn’t know what to expect. I wondered how many people would be there, if… [read more]

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August 8, 2018 //

Chief Science Officers lead STEMonstrations at Bay City Western Middle School

Chief Science Officers at Western Middle School (Bay City Public Schools, Michigan) planned a STEM day for over 300, 6th graders on March 29th. Students rotated through STEMonstrations that were organized and taught by 8th grade Honors Science students throughout the day. Many different hands-on Science topics were highlighted. Some crowd favorites were making ice… [read more]

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August 7, 2018 //

Family Engagement: Taking it to the Next Level

“How can organizations integrate parent education into their STEM programs? With support, parents can learn to engage in positive interactions that spark and maintain their child’s interest in STEM. In this case study, Drs. Kekelis and Sammet highlight the Greene Scholars Program and Digital Youth Divas—two programs that are exemplary in their approach to empowering parents… [read more]

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August 7, 2018 //

Arizona’s school science ‘ambassadors’ seek inspiration, ideas at Biodesign

Elected by their peers to help make science in their schools come alive, about 70 middle- and high-school students recently engaged in a virtual exercise with a Nobel Laureate and visited a steel and concrete encased vault that will soon house the world’s most powerful laser at the Biodesign Institute. The students are Arizona’s Chief… [read more]

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July 24, 2018 //

STEM-Loving Teen Inspired by National Conference

“By COLLEEN SPARKS Managing Editor An Arizona College Preparatory-Erie Campus teen who likes sharing her technological savvy with younger students participated in an international program where Nobel Laureates shared words of wisdom. Elaina Ashton, 16, of Chandler, who will be a junior at ACP-Erie this coming academic year, was chosen to take part in the… [read more]

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June 1, 2018 //

Meet the CSOs – Madelyn from Michigan

My name is Madelyn, and I am a sophomore at Freeland High School. I applied to be a Chief Science Officer during the spring of my 9th grade year. My principal informed me that I had received the position, and I was thrilled to learn more about promoting STEM at my school. I am a… [read more]

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June 1, 2018 //

A CSO Reflection

Going to the National Science Foundation ITEST Summit was the best experience any school program has given me. Not only did I grow and learn as a CSO, but as a person. When we boarded our plane at MBS, I was terrified. I didn’t know what to expect. I wondered how many people would be… [read more]

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