CSO Blog

Elected advocates for STEM and innovation in schools and communities.
August 8, 2018 //

Chief Science Officers lead STEMonstrations at Bay City Western Middle School

Chief Science Officers at Western Middle School (Bay City Public Schools, Michigan) planned a STEM day for over 300, 6th graders on March 29th. Students rotated through STEMonstrations that were organized and taught by 8th grade Honors Science students throughout the day. Many different hands-on Science topics were highlighted. Some crowd favorites were making ice… [read more]

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August 7, 2018 //

Family Engagement: Taking it to the Next Level

“How can organizations integrate parent education into their STEM programs? With support, parents can learn to engage in positive interactions that spark and maintain their child’s interest in STEM. In this case study, Drs. Kekelis and Sammet highlight the Greene Scholars Program and Digital Youth Divas—two programs that are exemplary in their approach to empowering parents… [read more]

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August 7, 2018 //

Arizona’s school science ‘ambassadors’ seek inspiration, ideas at Biodesign

Elected by their peers to help make science in their schools come alive, about 70 middle- and high-school students recently engaged in a virtual exercise with a Nobel Laureate and visited a steel and concrete encased vault that will soon house the world’s most powerful laser at the Biodesign Institute. The students are Arizona’s Chief… [read more]

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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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