CSO Blog

Elected advocates for STEM and innovation in schools and communities.
January 28, 2019 //

2019 USA National Counting Bee

The Counting Bee™ was created by Scott Flansburg to help students improve their basic arithmetic skills and promote numeracy. The Counting Bee™ is an annual, fast-paced, and exciting STEM competition in which contestants are asked to calculate a broad selection of skip counting patterns with a varying degree of difficulty. The 2019 Counting Bee is… [read more]

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January 28, 2019 // , ,

CSOs in Cochise County

Viasat employees are impacting our community and schools through opportunities in STEAM: science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Viasat offers students interactions with the same engineers who are solving some of the world’s toughest communications problems.   Viasat’s Omar Alam teaches youth about RF engineering, and how our satellites work to deliver internet to places… [read more]

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January 22, 2019 //

National Afterschool Association Honors Kaci Fankhauser Among its 2019 Next Generation in Afterschool Leaders

WASHINGTON, D.C.,  2019 – The National AfterSchool Association (NAA), the lead organization for the advancement of the afterschool professional, has selected Kaci Fankhauser as one of NAA’s 2019 Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders. In selecting NAA’s Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders of 2019, the National AfterSchool Association sought to highlight emerging professionals who are active… [read more]

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January 22, 2019 //

Largest STEM event in Phoenix returns Jan. 26

Connect2STEM returns Jan. 26 to the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix downtown campus, where youth of all ages and their parents can experience the wonders of science, technology, engineering, math and medicine.

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January 10, 2019 //

Tempe’s STEM outreach putting Viasat’s Arizona office on the map

In Tempe, Arizona, a few passionate employees have brought Viasat into a statewide spotlight by partnering with the Arizona Technology Council. The goal: Engaging students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers statewide. “In a 9-month period, Viasat Arizona grew from being a best-kept secret in the Phoenix community to being a leader… [read more]

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January 7, 2019 //

MUSD student tech leaders get a sneak peek at city’s operations

Maricopa – Abi, a seventh grade student recently named as a Maricopa Unified School District chief science officer, talks excitedly about Suni the Robot. “Suni can speak really well, talk back and forth, moves and has hands that work like human hands,” says Abi. She says, “You can see it on YouTube,” Suni is a… [read more]

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January 2, 2019 // ,

Governor Ducey Strengthens Arizona-Sonora Relationship

HERMOSILLO – Governor Doug Ducey today co-signed three Memoranda of Understanding with Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich at the Comisión Sonora-Arizona/Arizona-Mexico Commission 2018 Annual Meeting Plenary Session in Hermosillo, Sonora. The visit to Hermosillo is Governor Ducey’s first stop on his three-day trip to Mexico. The signed agreements aim to support economic development in the region, coordinate… [read more]

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December 29, 2018 //

Envisioning STEM Education for All

Whether it’s our annual Arizona SciTech Festival or Chief Science Officers program, the SciTech Institute has been successful in getting a new generation excited about taking the lead in the next generation of our state’s workforce. As it turns out, the Institute (previously known as the Arizona Technology Council Foundation) is totally in synch with… [read more]

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December 19, 2018 // , ,

Mesa teen jazzed by STEM trips to D.C. and Mexico

Skyline High School senior Caillou Peña is only 17 but he’s been making big strides in his determinations to spread the love for STEM. The Mesa teen is a Chief Science Officer at Skyline – an elective post in a program with a mission “to elevate the student voice by bringing their peers and community… [read more]

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