CSO Blog

Elected advocates for STEM and innovation in schools and communities.
December 18, 2018 //

Herald Review – Friday December 14, 2018

BISBEE — Clad in neonorange vests and hard hats, a group of students boarded vans for their Thursday morning our of the mining property of the Copper Queen Branch of FreeportMcMoRan Copper and Gold, Inc. They are the first Cochise County chief science officers (CSO), and are on a mission to learn about science, technology,… [read more]

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December 18, 2018 //

Goodyear teen in Kuwait sharing STEM message

Marissa Nolte has seen a lot in her 15 years: Illness and major surgeries, academic victories and leadership positions. Now the Goodyear teen is seeing the world. The student at Arizona Agri-Business and Equine Center at Estrella Mountain Community College is in Kuwait for a week as part of the Chief Science Officers program. “This… [read more]

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December 14, 2018 // ,

Arizona-Mexico Commission

Strong international relationships have never been more important. Arizona’s relationship with Mexico has never been stronger. Last week, the Arizona-Mexico Commission came together with the Comisión Sonora-Arizona at the CSA/AMC Annual Meeting in Hermosillo, where three important joint agreements were signed by Governor Doug Ducey and Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich: Coordinated Emergency Services: Establishes coordinated emergency ambulance transfers between… [read more]

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December 14, 2018 //

Casa Grande City Council Session

Presentation and Discussion on STEM Week in Casa Grande – Casa Grande Union High School District, John Morris CSOs Merlin and Chloe are in the video below! Check it out! Nov 19, 2018

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December 14, 2018 //

CSO Alum Dominique

A brief 3 minute video discussing why science support in their high school matters through their Chief Science Officer program, a signature program with the Arizona Sci Tech Festival 2016 The Science of Performance at ASU, Tempe, AZ – Interviews featuring 2016 Miss Glendale with some Chief Science Officers from My Girl Power on Vimeo…. [read more]

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December 14, 2018 //

Chief Science Officers: Who are they, and what does the program look like?

The CSO, or ‘Chief Science Officer’ program, is a pipeline educational program designed to allow students to have a voice in their schools, from just their school up to the district level and beyond. It gives students the leadership skills, knowledge, and fun attitude about STEM necessary to make a lasting impact on the people they meet. It’s gone from a relatively small band of students based in Arizona to a worldwide organization, with around 600 CSO’s spread across the United States, Mexico, and Kuwait, with many more to come.

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December 10, 2018 //

STEM Ecosystems Convening 11-14-18 to 11-16-18

The STEM Learning Ecosystems Initiative hosts bi-annual Community of Practice Convenings for all participating STEM Learning Ecosystems. The Community of Practice Convenings provides the key platform for a national and regional peer-to-peer professional learning network for communities to share information and expertise. Members of the Community of Practice help shape the agenda for the convenings… [read more]

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December 10, 2018 //

STEM Ecosystem Press Release

CONTACT: Kaci Fankhauser SciTech Institute kfankhauser@aztechcouncil.org NATIONAL EXPERTS: FORMING STEM ECOSYSTEMS IS TOP PRIORITY Arizona SciTech is a strong example of the collaborative work of the national STEM Learning Ecosystem Community of Practice [Phoenix, AZ] Acting on recommendations of top national education experts, the federal government Tuesday issued the “Charting A Course for Success: America’s… [read more]

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December 10, 2018 // ,

Arizona-Sonora Governors Agree To Support Cross-Border Education Program

The governors of Arizona and neighboring Sonora, Mexico, signed a memorandum Friday supporting a cross-border science leadership program. Sonoran Gov. Claudia Pavlovich and Arizona’s Doug Ducey signed the agreement during the culminating session of the Arizona-Mexico Commission’s annual meeting in Hermosillo. Touting close ties between the two states, Ducey said the agreement shows the two… [read more]

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