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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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“Zoom in on Science”

CSO Danya is excited to learn about all aspects of science. In this Q&A, she shares her idea for helping all students learn more about different kinds of STEM careers. https://chiefscienceofficers.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Dont-just-hope-it-happens-make-it-happen.mp4 What is the idea? My idea is to stay informed and keep our brains active on science, math, technology and engineering (STEM) while we


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CSOs on AIRR Drone Race Competition in Austin, TX

Texas CSO Araceli & Ian We went to the AIRR Drone Race Competition in Austin, Texas on December 6, 2019. Lockheed Martin and the Drone Racing League were wonderful hosts of an exciting VIP experience just for us Texas Chief Science Officers. We were able to get personal, interactive experiences with the drones, pilots and


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New Award Recognizes FUTURE Young Women STEM Leaders

Ava Nelson, a student at Midland Dow High School has been recognized as a future leader in STEM. Created in October 2019 by STEM Learning EcosystemsSM Community of Practice and TIES, Girls Living STEM honors girls who participate in STEM programs, have a passion for STEM and encourage others to further engage. Nominations were accepted


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Casa Grande City Council and Mayor Meet with Chief Science Officers

CSO Chloé (CGUHS 2020) and CSO Merlin (CGUHS 2021) met with the Mayor and Casa Grande City Council Monday evening during a Study Session at the Council Chambers.  The Arizona Chief Science Officers were on the agenda to present their plans for the 2nd Annual Casa Grande STEAM Fair.  Along with the presentation was a request


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The New Tallo Profile

We listened to you guys. We did our research. We made the change. And now we’re ready to introduce the new Tallo profile that’s smarter, easier to edit, and way more enjoyable. Don’t believe us? Log in now to check things out for yourself. Smarter organization. We wanted to build a space that helped show off the


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Young Americans’ Views on the Value of Higher Education

Check out the new study on Young Americans’ Views on the Value of Higher Education. APNORC_Higher_Education_report_2019 This AP-NORC Center survey of Americans age 13-29 conducted using TrueNorth® explores how young people view the costs and benefits of pursuing higher education and the role their parents play in the process. ​Although most young Americans ages 13-29 believe


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Willcox Middle School Chief Science Officers have taken Action!

Their CSO plan included starting a STEM Club and they have partnered with Cochise County 4-H to host robotics lessons.  Mr. Eric Thoutt and Willcox High School student, Laura Dunham are leading the instruction for 23 7th and 8th graders from Willcox Middle, Cochise Elementary and Bowie Unified School District that plan to meet for


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CSOs visit to San Pedro River Recharge Project and Bisbee Smartmaker Lab

CSO Advisors of Willcox, Arizona – Ty White and Rebecca Bashme, took their middle school and high school CSOs to study the San Pedro River Recharge Project and to the Bisbee Smartmaker Lab today. Mr. Mark Apel, Environmental Projects Coordinator from Cochise County Engineering and Natural Resources gave the group a tour and an extensive insight into the importance


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