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August 26, 2017 //

STEAM Academy Promotes Tech Development in Youth

As the owner of a tech firm, Raman Khurana had a hard time finding adequately trained talent. He saw the “grim” statistics that only 40 percent of high school graduates go onto college. Budget cuts require schools to focus on core subjects and the homeschool community doesn’t receive the same opportunities as other students. So,… [read more]

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August 21, 2017 //

SVSU to prepare Chief Science Officers to boost STEM Learning in K-12 schools

Saginaw Valley State University will host two days of workshops and fun learning activities for more than 50 middle school and high school students from the Great Lakes Bay Region who will serve as “chief science officers” in their schools during the upcoming academic year. The students will be on SVSU’s campus Tuesday, Aug. 22… [read more]

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August 17, 2017 //

CSO Added to the AZ Science Center Women and Girls in STEM!

Join CSO Dana and other female STEM leader panelists at the AZ Science Center on Sept 27th. Come hear her story: “As a young girl, I simply enjoyed playing with objects and machines and I admired the mysteries of nature including the seasons changing, how things are alive or even what causes a rainbow. I… [read more]

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August 15, 2017 //

CSO Summer Institute Kicks Off 2017-2018 School Year

The 3rd annual Chief Science Officer (CSO) Institute was a success. Located at Grand Canyon University, students had the unique opportunity to experience college life.  During institute, students learned critical workplace skills including leadership, teamwork, communication and networking.  Over 200 students and 55 volunteers participated in the four-day event.  Guest speakers included Megan Smith, the 3rd U.S. Chief… [read more]

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July 27, 2017 //

Teaching Kids to be #SciComm Filmmakers

A Google search of the hashtag #SciComm will produce countless examples of scientists, artists, and teachers discussing the rapidly-growing field of Science Communication. Thanks to camera phones, social media and user-friendly video editing software, science lovers are increasingly embracing online media as a platform for broadcasting and engaging around new discoveries.Andrew Maynard is a professor at Arizona State… [read more]

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July 22, 2017 //

Science is Fun – and CSO Training Institute Poves It!

“Why is it important to be able to communicate a scientific concept like electricity?” asked Jessica Hauer, an educator teaching sessions at this week’s CSO Training Institute, hosted by Grand Canyon University. Each of three students selected to respond stood to make their answer heard, and the third teenager’s voice quavered with emotion. “It’s part of… [read more]

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June 14, 2017 //

Our View: Let’s support good science

Midland is known as the City of Modern Explorers. And while not everyone has to be good at science or math, it is good to know that there is community support for young scientists through ideas like the “science officers” program at Saginaw Valley State University. That college is making sure local middle and high school… [read more]

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June 13, 2017 //

Dow grant helps SVSU create Science Officers

Saginaw Valley State University hopes to send students back to their K-12 schools to serve as leaders and “chief science officers” when the new school year begins in the fall. Modeled after a similar program that has proven successful in Arizona, middle and high school students are elected by their peers to be a “chief science… [read more]

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June 7, 2017 //

SVSU partners with K-12 schools to prepare Chief Science Officers

Saginaw Valley State University hopes to send students back to their K-12 schools to serve as leaders and “chief science officers” when the new school year begins in the fall. Modeled after a similar program that has proven successful in Arizona, middle and high school students are elected by their peers to be a “chief… [read more]

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