CSO Blog

Elected advocates for STEM and innovation in schools and communities.
February 15, 2019 //

Michigan Spring Cabinet Meeting

Michigan CSOs held a Spring Cabinet Meeting at Covenant Hospital.  Chief Science Officers and Advisors had a tour of the Sim lab, interactions with many health professionals – respiratory therapy, nursing, radiology, pharmacy, security, clinical engineering, and many more. We are proud of this fantastic group of young STEM leaders! #svsu

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February 11, 2019 //

CGUHS students want to bring science, business and schools together for fair

CASA GRANDE — Merlin D’souza, 15, and Chloe Buchanan, 16, love science. On March 2, they plan to share their enthusiasm for science with the community while bringing together students, businesses and learning institutions for a daylong science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics fair in Peart Park. “The STEAM fair is a full-circle event,” Buchanan… [read more]

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February 5, 2019 //

Caillou CSO Skyline HS

Check out CSO Caillou present to skyline High School!

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February 5, 2019 //

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam in Casa Grand

Hi, my name is Merlin. I am an Arizona Chief Science Officer at Casa Grande Union High School. As a Chief Science Officer, I have been given the opportunity to share my passion for STEM. A Chief Science Officer is an ambassador for STEM, who is given the chance to provide exposure to other students… [read more]

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February 4, 2019 //

Alhambra Board Meeting

Two weeks ago at the Alhambra Governing Board meeting, CSOs Aime and Alina were recognized by Viasat’s Omar Alam for performing their duties as Chief Science Officers.

“[CSOs Aime and Alina] had the opportunity to travel to Orange County last November and present in front of global STEM education leaders. The CSO program prepared them well to speak publicly in front of key stakeholders; to engage in, and contribute to, discussions about how to improve STEM learning in regional ecosystems – ecosystems that include educators, policymakers, nonprofits, and high-tech businesses” Omar says.

The Chief Science Officer program is one that prepares students like Aime and Alina to be recognized by high-tech businesses like Viasat. Here are some photos of the event!

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January 31, 2019 //

Connect2STEM Recap

There was a lot that happened at Connect2STEM this past Saturday! The link to view all of the photos is here! We hope that you all had an amazing time! Check out the video below that summarizes the event that over 9000 people attended!  

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January 30, 2019 //

Celebrating science and technology in Arizona

Building rockets. Exploring tech-based careers. Making a connection between dance and STEM. DIY science opportunities. While these activities might seem unrelated, they are all connected through the Arizona SciTech Festival, an annual celebration of all things science and technology in the Grand Canyon state. With the 8th season of the Festival just around the corner, Universities, cities and towns, and other community organizations are prepping for the 2,000 events that will be held in 2019.

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January 30, 2019 //

SciTech Institute, the Arizona Technology Council’s Foundation, Receives Charitable Grant from Southwest Airlines

PHOENIX, January 30, 2019 – The Arizona Technology Council today announced that its foundation, SciTech Institute, has been selected as a recipient of a portion of a $1 million Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) Charitable Grant, which focuses on building a stronger workforce for tomorrow. From more than 300 applications, the SciTech Institute was one of… [read more]

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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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