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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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In new San Antonio science and tech program, students call the shots

Submission By: Alia Malik, education reporter from San Antonio Express-News Something electric blue and mysterious bubbled and foamed in a tub on a cafeteria table Thursday night at Anson Jones Middle School, catching the eyes of more than 100 students and parents as they passed by. Two boys led the activity, explaining that they’d created


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Young leaders experience what DIA has to offer STEM community By Jordan Bishop, DIA Public Affairs

Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, D.C., Oct. 25, 2019 — Recognizing the need to develop mutually beneficial relationships with students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the Defense Intelligence Agency hosted 20 middle and high school chief science officers from the U.S., Mexico and Kuwait Oct. 9 for the second consecutive year. The CSO Program is


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Pendergast’s Wiste honored as administrator of the year

By West Valley View staff Pendergast Elementary School District’s Cindy Wiste has been selected as the 2019 Arizona Association of Gifted and Talented administrator of the year. “It is evident that during your time at Pendergast Elementary School District you have achieved unprecedented outcomes over the last several years,” AAGT officials said in a statement.


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My 2nd CSO Summit in D.C.

CSO Marissa, Arizona, USA Hi, I’m Chief Science Officer Marissa, a member of the Arizona Leadership Council and the International Leadership Council. To you, the reader, if you can imagine a sliver of the emotions and passions that go behind every word of this, you can begin to imagine the impact of the Chief Science


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2019 CSO International Summit

CSO Aditya, Georgia, USA For me this program has always been what I am most proud to share with others. This program has cultivated my passion for STEM and showed me that it is not just about how much you know or how skilled you are, but about how one can effectively share that passion


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My trip to the USA!

CSO Awrad, Kuwait Hi I am Chief Science Officer Awrad, the elected CSO of Kuwait. CSO Abdullah and I spent a week in Washington, D.C. and it was nothing but awesome! Each day was full of amazing places and people. Let me tell you about my experience in the US Capitol. Monday we started the


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Making Friends – FOREVER!

CSO Yolanda, Oregon, USA Hello I’m Chief Science Officer Yolanda from Nyssa High School in Nyssa, Oregon. I cannot begin to explain how much the  week in Washington, D.C. for the 2nd Annual CSO International Summit has meant to me as one of 6 Oregon delegates. I am proud to have had the opportunity to


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Girls Living in STEM Award

Six words that best describe CSO Ava: Organized, creative, curious, hard-working, honest, determined “I have known CSO Ava for the past 2 years. As an 8th grade student, she was a Chief Science Officer (CSO) at Jefferson Middle School. She was also a CSO at H.H. Dow High School last year (her 9th grade year)


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