CSO Blog

Elected advocates for STEM and innovation in schools and communities.
July 1, 2019 //

2019-2020 Montly 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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June 28, 2019 // ,


“I have never felt that my voice was as important as I did during that discussion.” – CSO Marissa At the core of the Chief Science Officer program is the belief that their lies true power in student voice to create actionable change at their schools, in their communities, and even nation and worldwide. On… [read more]

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June 19, 2019 //

CSOs working in Midland

St. John’s CSOs, Claire and Lindsay, presented their water quality findings at the Loons Baseball STEM night on June 6th. Their class has been monitoring the Chippewa and Tittabawassee Rivers. They summarized their findings to see if the water quality was fitting for their salmon (Salmon in the Classroom). The class has been taking care… [read more]

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June 19, 2019 //

Being a CSO – Valentina

All my life I’ve wanted to do something important. I’ve wanted to have some kind of significant impact on others; some way to create beneficial change. I had frequently tried to do this as a younger student, but I never figured out how to in a profound way, that is until now. By being elected… [read more]

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June 13, 2019 //

Arizona Technology Council with Steve Zylstra, Bob Witwer, David Lee, and Eric Miller

As Arizona’s premier trade association for science and technology companies, the Arizona Technology Council is recognized as representing a diverse and professional business community. That has contributed to its growing into the largest technology council in North America. Its mission is to promote, advocate, educate, inform and connect members and their enterprises. Listen in on… [read more]

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June 11, 2019 //

Argus Observer: The Chief Science Officers Program One of Several Important STEM Efforts in Oregon

The Argus Observer, the Ontario, Oregon-based newspaper, highlighted the Chief Science Officer program and its direct impact on STEM efforts. The article noted that the CSO program has fourteen high school CSOs at Vale, Nyssa, and Ontario high schools, in addition to the program’s adult advisers. The article said: “(The Chief Science Officers initiative) gives… [read more]

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May 31, 2019 //

Chief Science Officers Start a STEAM Lunch Club in Oregon

Hailey and Leah are the Chief Science Officers from Wy’East Middle School in Odell, Oregon and this year, they started a STEAM lunch club for fellow students and it was a success. In their own words, the STEAM lunch club has been a great success for their school and classmates: “For our action plan this… [read more]

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May 17, 2019 //

Eastern Oregon CSO Spring Summit

Chief Science Officers from three STEM Hubs across Eastern Oregon met in Boardman for the CSO Spring Summit! During the event, CSOs from Frontier, Greater Oregon and Colombia Gorge regions had the opportunity to work collaboratively and discuss what they hope to implement in the upcoming year. Each school had the opportunity to share their… [read more]

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May 10, 2019 //

PODCAST: Chief Science Officers on Phoenix Business Radio X

We thank Karen Nowicki and the Phoenix Business Radio X team for hosting a two-part podcast on the Chief Science Officer program. The first podcast features the following STEM professionals: SciTech Institute Executive Director Jeremy Babendure Stephanie Schwab, STEM Program Administrator for Montgomery County Intermediate Unit and a member of the PA STEM Experience for… [read more]

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