Meet AZ CSO Addison: A Young Environmental Scientist on the Rise

At just 14 years old, Addison from Maricopa—West Valley is already making waves in the world of environmental science through her involvement in the Chief Science Officers (CSO) program. How this motivated teen became a youth STEM leader is, of course, impressive, but also an example of how a small seed of curiosity often blooms […]

Counting on the Future: Stanfield Elementary CSOs Figure in Mathematics 

CSOs practice professional handshakes at a Leadership Training Institute

Stanfield Elementary, nestled in a rural community surrounded by agricultural fields, faces its share of accessibility challenges, but it boasts some of the most engaged and passionate Chief Science Officers (CSOs) in the Arizona CSO program. One of the shining stars of Stanfield Elementary’s CSO team is Jacob, a sixth grader whose enthusiasm for mathematics […]

One Verde Valley CSO’s Path to Becoming a Biomedical Engineer

My name is Mica and I am a Chief Science Officer at the Science Vortex in Verde Valley, AZ. I am 14 years old and about to take Sports Medicine at my high school. This will help set me up for my dream career of being a biomedical engineer. In the eighth grade, I went […]

Casa Grande City Council and Mayor Meet with Chief Science Officers

CSO Chloé (CGUHS 2020) and CSO Merlin (CGUHS 2021) met with the Mayor and Casa Grande City Council Monday evening during a Study Session at the Council Chambers.  The Arizona Chief Science Officers were on the agenda to present their plans for the 2nd Annual Casa Grande STEAM Fair.  Along with the presentation was a request […]

Willcox Middle School Chief Science Officers have taken Action!

Their CSO plan included starting a STEM Club and they have partnered with Cochise County 4-H to host robotics lessons.  Mr. Eric Thoutt and Willcox High School student, Laura Dunham are leading the instruction for 23 7th and 8th graders from Willcox Middle, Cochise Elementary and Bowie Unified School District that plan to meet for […]

CSOs visit to San Pedro River Recharge Project and Bisbee Smartmaker Lab

CSO Advisors of Willcox, Arizona – Ty White and Rebecca Bashme, took their middle school and high school CSOs to study the San Pedro River Recharge Project and to the Bisbee Smartmaker Lab today. Mr. Mark Apel, Environmental Projects Coordinator from Cochise County Engineering and Natural Resources gave the group a tour and an extensive insight into the importance […]

Pendergast’s Wiste honored as administrator of the year

By West Valley View staff Pendergast Elementary School District’s Cindy Wiste has been selected as the 2019 Arizona Association of Gifted and Talented administrator of the year. “It is evident that during your time at Pendergast Elementary School District you have achieved unprecedented outcomes over the last several years,” AAGT officials said in a statement. […]

My 2nd CSO Summit in D.C.

CSO Marissa, Arizona, USA Hi, I’m Chief Science Officer Marissa, a member of the Arizona Leadership Council and the International Leadership Council. To you, the reader, if you can imagine a sliver of the emotions and passions that go behind every word of this, you can begin to imagine the impact of the Chief Science […]

Thousands of students in Arizona, and beyond, benefiting from Chief Science Officer program

Careers in science and technology are some of the fastest growing. But many of these industries are facing serious shortages of qualified workers. Thankfully for Arizona businesses, SciTech Institute is pioneering ways to get more youth interested in these fields. Created as a way to get more kids engaged, the Chief Science Officers Program has been around for […]