New Award Recognizes FUTURE Young Women STEM Leaders

Ava Nelson, a student at Midland Dow High School has been recognized as a future leader in STEM. Created in October 2019 by STEM Learning EcosystemsSM Community of Practice and TIES, Girls Living STEM honors girls who participate in STEM programs, have a passion for STEM and encourage others to further engage. Nominations were accepted […]

Girls Living in STEM Award

Six words that best describe CSO Ava: Organized, creative, curious, hard-working, honest, determined “I have known CSO Ava for the past 2 years. As an 8th grade student, she was a Chief Science Officer (CSO) at Jefferson Middle School. She was also a CSO at H.H. Dow High School last year (her 9th grade year) […]

CSO Jakob – Michigan

Before my first day of leadership training I was excited, nervous and didn’t know what to expect, but by the time I got there and saw all the smiles I knew it was going to be a great day. My favorite session that day was the STEMazing race which made you think as a group […]

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 […]

Chief Science Officers travel to Hemlock Semiconductor

Chief Science Officers (CSOs) and advisors from throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region met for their last cabinet meeting of the academic year at Hemlock Semiconductor on Tuesday, March 12th. CSOs enjoyed a “behind the fence” plant tour, as well as activities and demonstrations such as programmable logic controllers, safety equipment, pressure/flow, problem solving, and […]

CSO Presentation at Monday, February 18, Board of Education Meeting

Thank you to Adrianne Cole, Director of STEM at Saginaw Valley State University, MPS Chief Science Officer Advisors Jennifer Lenon, Thomas McNamara, Michael Servinski and Christine Brillhart and Midland Public Schools student Chief Science Officers (CSO) who presented information about the goals of the CSO program, local & worldwide impact, opportunities for students, and thank […]

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

Tomorrow’s STEM leaders, here today

This week, our institution offered two distinct and exciting opportunities for the region’s K-12 students. Among those was the second annual “chief science officers” workshop sessions. This initiative trains and empowers middle and high school students both to guide their peers and initiate a wide range of STEM opportunities in their schools and communities. This year, 66 […]

Madelyn’s time as a Chief Science Officer!

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 CSO, because I believe in the […]

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 there, if […]