CSO Blog

Elected advocates for STEM and innovation in schools and communities.
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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March 31, 2017 //

Students and Educators Make Arizona SciTech Something Much Bigger

When the Arizona SciTech Festival debuted in 2012, it was declared a success as more than 222,000 guests attended more than 200 events. Fast forward to the February launch of this celebration of science’s sixth season: More than 800 organizations planned to stage nearly 1,500 events for an audience total exceeding 400,000. “It’s just a… [read more]

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March 24, 2017 //

Honeywell Hosts Student Cabinet Meeting to Advance STEM in Arizona

Honeywell International recently held a technology day and statewide cabinet meeting for the Arizona Chief Science Officer Program (CSO) at the company’s Deer Valley, Ariz. facility. The CSO program brings together peer-elected students in grades six through 12 to be ambassadors for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education to promotes careers in technology and gives… [read more]

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January 29, 2017 //

Downtown Devil – Connect2STEM Gets Students Hands On with Science

Thousands of kids and parents got their hands dirty on Saturday with technology and science experiments put on by Connect2STEM. The University of Arizona’s College of Medicine in downtown Phoenix organized and held the 3rd Annual Connect2STEM event. The free event, which was partially sponsored by Arizona SciTech, offered interactive exhibits for kids to try… [read more]

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January 11, 2017 //

Arizona CSO Capitol Summit

Arizona SciTech Chief Science Officers (CSOs) from across the state spent the day at the Arizona State Capitol for the program’s first annual CSO Capitol Summit. Hosted by the AZ Governor’s Office of Education, this unique event afforded CSOs the opportunity to experience local government in action! The day was energy filled and CSOs enjoyed… [read more]

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October 12, 2016 //

AZCentral – Conversations: Startups Need Our Students to Buck Up

Arizona SciTech is collaborating with Arizona Commerce Authority to convince companies that the Phoenix region is the center of STEM and innovation If you have not noticed, Arizona’s tech community is growing “giga” fast. The deadline to increase STEM graduates just got tighter.The Arizona Commerce Authority’s data of new startups and overall businesses in the Phoenix… [read more]

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September 7, 2016 //

CSO Arizona – PBS Interview

Arizona State University School of Molecular Sciences professor Jeremy Babendure has created a program that has grabbed the interest of the White House and other states. It’s a Chief Science Officer program, where a 6th to 12th grade student is elected by their peers to represent their school in STEM and innovation. President Obama has… [read more]

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