CSO Blog

Elected advocates for STEM and innovation in schools and communities.
July 24, 2018 //

STEM-Loving Teen Inspired by National Conference

“By COLLEEN SPARKS Managing Editor An Arizona College Preparatory-Erie Campus teen who likes sharing her technological savvy with younger students participated in an international program where Nobel Laureates shared words of wisdom. Elaina Ashton, 16, of Chandler, who will be a junior at ACP-Erie this coming academic year, was chosen to take part in the… [read more]

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June 1, 2018 //

Meet the CSOs – Madelyn from Michigan

My name is Madelyn, and I am a sophomore at Freeland High School. I applied to be a Chief Science Officer during the spring of my 9th grade year. My principal informed me that I had received the position, and I was thrilled to learn more about promoting STEM at my school. I am a… [read more]

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June 1, 2018 //

A CSO Reflection

Going to the National Science Foundation ITEST Summit was the best experience any school program has given me. Not only did I grow and learn as a CSO, but as a person. When we boarded our plane at MBS, I was terrified. I didn’t know what to expect. I wondered how many people would be… [read more]

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May 23, 2018 //

CSOs Head to Washington DC

The Chief Science Officers (CSO) are elected students with the goal to work with schools to help implement STEM on-campus plans and advocate for their peers. A group of CSO’s from Phoenix Union took their advocacy to the national level this past week presenting at the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers conference (ITEST)… [read more]

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May 22, 2018 //

Students challenged at Siebert Flight Night

Siebert Elementary School students in third through fifth grades joined in several aviation and space-related STEM activities Friday night at Jack Barstow Municipal Airport in Midland. The event, called Siebert Flight Night, was organized in conjunction with the Chief Science Officer program through Saginaw Valley State University. Ava Nelson, one of two CSOs selected at… [read more]

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April 30, 2018 //

A Message from STEM Leader Bruce Jones

Leaders, It is a very exciting season with changes happening all over, from the draft science standards to changes in personnel, not to mention the walk out. As scientists and educators we know that one set of Cross Cutting Concepts is Stability & Change. The idea or perception of stability is really an application of… [read more]

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April 27, 2018 //

Meet the CSOs – Elaina from Phoenix, Arizona

“My interest in STEM and robotics started when I was very young, fortunately having the influence of two engineers as parents. As I grew up robotics was a big part of my life and morphed into sharing, connecting, and communicating my passion for STEM to everyone around me.” Accomplishments: Along with serving as the captain… [read more]

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April 26, 2018 //

Meet the CSOs – Angie from Phoenix, Arizona

Meet Chief Science Officer Angie from Alhambra High School in Phoenix, Arizona I am a senior at Alhambra High School in the Phoenix Union High School District. As a second year CSO, I want to spread an infectious passion about STEM to students nationally because changes in innovation and technology begin with passionate people. Most students… [read more]

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April 26, 2018 //

Meet the CSOs – Hayden from Phoenix, Arizona

Meet Chief Science Officer Hayden from Paradise Valley High School in Phoenix, Arizona I am a junior at Paradise Valley High School, CREST in the Paradise Valley School District. As a first year CSO,  I hope to grow and nurture a healthy and prospering STEM/STEAM in my community and  my school district. Health and fitness is… [read more]

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