CSO Blog

Elected advocates for STEM and innovation in schools and communities.
September 3, 2019 //

Building a STEM Identity through the Chief Science Officer Program

Editor’s Note: High school students Lexis Ratto and Kelly O’Kane were instrumental in bringing the international Chief Science Officer (CSO) program to San Antonio through the Alamo STEM Ecosystem. IDRA now manages the program in Texas as it grows across the state. Research says many students don’t stay in STEM because they don’t identify with STEM degrees and… [read more]

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August 28, 2019 // ,

Spring-Ford CSO Reflection

At the Leadership Training Institute, at the beginning of our journey, we were asked what it means to be a Chief Science Officer. It’s a title that means improvement in our school, in our community, and in our futures. It means that we have the opportunity to lessen the gap between people who want things… [read more]

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August 28, 2019 //

STEM Hub selects Gorge Chief Science Officers

The Columbia Gorge STEM Hub recently introduced the 17 middle and high school students from Hood River and The Dalles who will serve as Chief Science Officers this coming school year. These students are joining a cohort of peer-elected student leaders from across eastern and southern Oregon. In their role as CSOs, students will be… [read more]

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August 28, 2019 //

CSO Jakob – Michigan

Before my first day of leadership training I was excited, nervous and didn’t know what to expect, but by the time I got there and saw all the smiles I knew it was going to be a great day. My favorite session that day was the STEMazing race which made you think as a group… [read more]

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August 28, 2019 //

CSO Inspiration

“Inspiration derives from a myriad of ways; culture, background, and experiences. Personally, the most prevalent of these has been my experiences as a Chief Science Officer this past year and now as an Alumni. Initially beginning my impactful journey as a CSO in June 2018, instantaneously I was immersed in a sense of purpose. Being… [read more]

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August 1, 2019 //

LTI Experience Blog – CSO Blake & Kyle

CSO Blake – “I wanted to become a CSO because I thought that it would be fun and a learning experience. I wanted to do something during the summer so I was not bored. I’m glad I ran for CSO because I had a ton of fun while I was here. I thank all of… [read more]

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August 1, 2019 //

What You Should Know About Chandrayaan

Space. The final frontier has attracted the attention of humans since the dawn of civilization, fueled by constant curiosity and hunger for knowledge, and all over the world, we are making giant strides towards our home in the stars.    One such advancement is Chandrayaans 1 and 2. These spacecraft were designed by the Indian… [read more]

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August 1, 2019 //

LTI Experience Blog – CSO Samyukta

I come from a background where education is almost always at the forefront, and beyond education, I was raised to feel an ethical obligation to empower and uplift my community using my privilege and potential, and I believe that the Chief Science Officers program has provided me with the perfect environment to do just that…. [read more]

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July 1, 2019 //

Yearlong Themes

Check out all of the monthly themes for this year’s communication! If you feel like you have a story that fits of our themes send it on over to cpena@chiefscienceofficers.org! July: Start to a journey – Aspirations for the year August: Inspiration & Passions. September: Teamwork – the power of diversity and collaboration October: Advice… [read more]

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