CSO Directory

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Edgar

Mexico

Edgar

Mexico

Edna

Mexico

Elana

Oregon

Eliza

Arizona

Elizabeth

Georgia

Elizabeth

Pennsylvania

Elizabeth

Michigan

Elizabeth

Michigan

Ella

Texas

Emily

Oregon

Emily

Pennsylvania

Emily

Michigan

Emma

Pennsylvania

Emma

Michigan

Emmanuel

Arizona

Emmett

Arizona

Ernesto

Texas

Fabiola

Mexico

Fabricio

Mexico

Faith

Michigan

Fatima

Mexico - Guanajuato

Felipe

Mexico

Frank

Texas

Gabriel

Texas

Ganesh

Pennsylvania

Gavin

Pennsylvania

Geraldine

Mexico

Gerson

Mexico

Gilberto

Mexico - Guanajuato

Giovanna

Mexico - Guanajuato

González

Mexico

Grace

Pennsylvania

Gus

Michigan

Hailey

Michigan

Hailey

Oregon

Hana

Mexico

Hannah

Oregon

Hannah

Mexico

Hayden

Michigan

Ian

Texas

Ian

Mexico

Ibrahim

Pennsylvania​

Iraj Shroff - Iraj Shroff

Irah

Arizona

Isabel

Texas

Isabella

Pennsylvania

Isabella

Texas

Itzia

Mexico - Guanajuato

Ivan

Pennsylvania

Jaden

Michigan

Jairo

Mexico - Guanajuato

Jakob

Michigan

Jamie

Pennsylvania

Jane

Pennsylvania

Jayden

Mexico

Jeeya

Kenya

Jennifer

Mexico

Jensen

Michigan

Jeremy

Georgia

Jericho

Michigan

Jessica

Mexico

Jesús

Mexico - Guanajuato

Jimena

Mexico - Guanajuato

Joanna

Texas

Jonathan

Arizona

Jonathan

Michigan

Jonathan

Mexico - Guanajuato

Jonathan

Mexico - Guanajuato

Jordan

Mexico - Guanajuato

José

Mexico

Jose

Mexico

José

Mexico - Guanajuato

Joseph

Oregon

Joseph

Michigan

Joseph

Michigan

Josiah

Arizona

Juan

Mexico

Juan

Mexico

Juan

Mexico

Juana

Mexico

Julian

Arizona

Julio

Mexico

Julio

Mexico - Guanajuato

Julisa

Texas

Julyanna

Arizona

20200814_203937 - Justin Hierstein

Justin

Arizona

Karla

Mexico - Guanajuato

Karla

Mexico - Guanajuato

Karol

Mexico - Guanajuato

Kassandra

Mexico - Guanajuato

Katherina

Michigan

Katherine

Pennsylvania

Kadyn

Michigan

Kaylin

Arizona

Kelly

Michigan

Kevin

Mexico - Guanajuato

Kimberly

Arizona

Kira

Arizona

Laura

Mexico - Guanajuato

Laura

Mexico

Laura

Mexico - Guanajuato

Lauren

Michigan

Lauren

Arizona

Laurie

Arizona

Lesly

Mexico

Lev

Arizona

Lewis

Oregon

Lexi

Oregon

Leyla

Mexico - Guanajuato

Lily

Arizona

Lina

Georgia

Lucas

Oregon

Luke

Michigan

Lux

Michigan

Lynn

Arizona

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Edgar

Mexico

Quote:

la gente cuando muere realmente no va al cielo

Inspiration:

el exito

Edgar

Mexico

Quote:

No hay caminos para la paz; la paz es el camino (Mahatma Gandhi)

Inspiration:

Mi familia y amigos

Edna

Mexico

Quote:

los cambios y los relatos abren la puerta a nuevas oportunidades

Inspiration:

el ser feliz con lo que me gusta hacer

Elana

Oregon

Quote:

“The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.” -Leonardo da Vinci

Inspiration:

People working hard/not giving up in order to achieve their dreams. People doing what they love.

Eliza

Arizona

Quote:

I don’t really have a favorite quote I like a lot o different quotes.

Inspiration:

Other CSO and my mom to reach my goals

Elizabeth

Georgia

Quote:

“You should enjoy the little detours to the fullest. Because that’s where you’ll find things more important than what you want” -Ging Freecs

Inspiration:

The people and environment has inspires me to continue to be the person I am today.

Elizabeth

Pennsylvania

Quote:

“There are no limits to what you can accomplish except the limits you place on your own thinking.”

Inspiration:

The people around me inspire me the most.

Elizabeth

Michigan

Quote:

“I never look back darling, it distracts from the now” -Edna Mode (“The Incredibles”)

Inspiration:

My inspiration is my mom because she is such a hard worker and she is so caring.

Elizabeth

Michigan

Quote:

In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.

Inspiration:

My family is a big inspiration for me. Especially my grandma because of all she has been through. She inspires me to be a better person.

Ella

Texas

Quote:

Eventually someone will find out the truth, it could be you. -Craig Whitman

Inspiration:

The thing that inspires me most is truly the unknown. There is so much hidden beneath the waves, the soil of the earth, and past the clouds. Now that we are to t he point where everyday something knew is being created and something knew is being discovered I’m excited to see what I can do to add to that.

Emily

Oregon

Quote:

“If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be” ~Maya Angelou

Inspiration:

My family

Emily

Pennsylvania

Quote:

“When people say impossible, they usually mean improbable.” – Leigh Bardugo

Inspiration:

The future generations of STEM lovers is what inspires me. I want to be a positive influence that encourages younger kids to love STEM just as much as I do.

Emily

Michigan

Quote:

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” -Albert Einstein

Inspiration:

My inspiration is those around me. I do things for others, motivated by my own growing knowledge and my ability to help others.

Emma

Pennsylvania

Quote:

“Do we settle for the world as it is, or do we work for the world as it should be?” -Michelle Obama

Inspiration:

I am inspired by the possibility for progress. If I am not content with how I am or how my surroundings are, I have the ability to change that, and that very possibility inspires me to take advantage of my ability.

Emma

Michigan

Quote:

Cheaters Never Win

Inspiration:

What inspires me is all of the things around me in the world that I can try to fix. For example, I see a lot pollution in the oceans and many plants, animals, and water sources are suffering from it. This makes me want to help the planet, so in 6th grade I created the Water Heroes club that could make students learn and help the environment.

Emmanuel

Arizona

Quote:

“The way to get started is to quit talking and being doing.”- Walt Disney

Inspiration:

My Dad Inspires me to keep working hard

Emmett

Arizona

Quote:

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” – Albert Einstein

Inspiration:

I am inspired by all sorts of stuff such as Interesting projects that I turned into opportunities. For example, I had a medieval aspect of life assignment and I got falconry,. I went so far as to meet with a falconer and watch him fly his birds.

Ernesto

Texas

Quote:

Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.
-Nolan Bushnell

Inspiration:

I am inspired by the unknown. I wake up motivated by the mysteries of the future and the change that is yet to come.

Fabiola

Mexico

Quote:

Medio ambientes

Inspiration:

Proteger el planeta

Fabricio

Mexico

Quote:

El éxito es estar a gusto con tu propia vida

Inspiration:

El pode ser mejor cada día y superar las metas que me propongo

Faith

Michigan

Quote:

Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Inspiration:

I am inspired by all of the adults in my life who do great things and set great examples.

Fatima

Mexico - Guanajuato

Quote:

“The hapiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts”:

Inspiration:

mi familia

Felipe

Mexico

Quote:

Cualquier momento es perfecto para aprender algo nuevo

Inspiration:

el saber que si logro esforzarme pedo conseguir mis metas y objetivos pero también saber que de los errores y fracasos también se aprende

Frank

Texas

Quote:

“Failure is central to engineering. Every single calculation that an engineer makes is a failure calculation. Successful engineering is all about understanding how things break or fail.”

― Henry Petroski

Inspiration:

Tech

Gabriel

Texas

Quote:

“You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated” – Maya Angelou

Inspiration:

To get a better education than my family.

Ganesh

Pennsylvania

Quote:

“Perhaps it requires such depths of oppression to create such heights of character”

Inspiration:

Finding reason in characteristics of the world that appear to be random.

Gavin

Pennsylvania

Quote:

“Be the change you wish to see in the world”

Inspiration:

The feeling of excitement that results from solving a hard problem or discovering something new.

Geraldine

Mexico

Quote:

El deporte: taekwondo

Inspiration:

Las personas que ya cumplieron su sueño y terminaron si carrera

Gerson

Mexico

Quote:

Si no lo intentas no lo lograrás

Inspiration:

La gente que ha cumplido sus sueños

Gilberto

Mexico - Guanajuato

Quote:

No esperes a que suceda, haz que suceda.

Inspiration:

La ciencia y las artes musicales.

Giovanna

Mexico - Guanajuato

Quote:

“Al otro lado de sus mayores miedos se encuentran las mejores cosas de la vida”

Inspiration:

Tal vez que en un futuro me dedique a algo que disfruto y me encante, y también me inspira mi familia.

González

Mexico

Quote:

Yo puedo

Inspiration:

Mi familia

Grace

Pennsylvania

Quote:

” Don’t say the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon”

Inspiration:

People who do the impossible

Gus

Michigan

Quote:

Inspiration:

Looking at the people who accomplished a lot

Hailey

Michigan

Quote:

Dare to dream, dare to do.

Inspiration:

My mother because she is so hardworking, and she makes such a big impact in a dominantly male workspace.

Hailey

Oregon

Quote:

“Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right.” -Angie Thomas, “The Hate U Give”

Inspiration:

I am inspired by people who always strive to make the world a better place and who will be remembered for their positive impact on society. I am definitely inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama and their seemingly endless hope, determination, and passion for equality on all fronts. I am also inspired by other kids my age who are making a difference now like Greta Thunberg.

Hana

Mexico

Quote:

No te rindas

Inspiration:

La naturaleza

Hannah

Oregon

Quote:

Ad astra per aspera

Inspiration:

NASA, SpaceX, all aspects of space and the possibility of what might be out there.

Hannah

Mexico

Quote:

No te dejes opacar por nadie.

Inspiration:

Ver a las personas lograr lo que se proponen.

Hayden

Michigan

Quote:

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” -Friedrich Nietzche

Inspiration:

Hard work and determination inspire me.

Ian

Texas

Quote:

Work hard, play hard

Inspiration:

Family

Ian

Mexico

Quote:

Inspiration:

my family and friends

Ibrahim

Pennsylvania

Quote:

“Love for all, Hatred for none”

Inspiration:

My love of science and space.

Isabel

Texas

Quote:

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”- Eleanor Roosevelt

Inspiration:

My goal of becoming a doctor inspires me to always keep pushing and persevering. To always work hard and to never give up on my dreams.

Isabella

Pennsylvania

Quote:

“Leave knowing that you gave it your all.”

Inspiration:

I’m inspired by seeing the kindness and empathy of people around me in my day-to-day life. I love how people unite in the worst of times.

Isabella

Texas

Quote:

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there” – Theodore Roosevelt

Inspiration:

My mother inspires me.

Itzia

Mexico - Guanajuato

Quote:

Inspiration:

El arte

Ivan

Pennsylvania

Quote:

“You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.”
– Maya Angelou

Inspiration:

One of my most important sources of inspiration is my family. My parents and sister serve as a huge inspiration because of how hardworking all of them are; they also provide me with new ideas that help me learn and grow.

Jaden

Michigan

Quote:

Be yourself. An original is much better then a copy.

Inspiration:

Everyone who is different from the norm. They are always up for scrutiny and show me courage and want me to be ok with being perfectly comfortable in all my flaws and quirks.

Jairo

Mexico - Guanajuato

Quote:

Leer

Inspiration:

Me inspira el hecho de que los alumnos se interesen en aprender sobre la ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería, música y matemáticas

Jakob

Michigan

Quote:

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself. – Galileo

Inspiration:

Knowing that I don’t know so much information inspires me to continue learning.

Jamie

Pennsylvania

Quote:

“What’s past is prologue”

Inspiration:

The future

Jane

Pennsylvania

Quote:

“The best time for new beginnings is now.”

Inspiration:

My inspiration is to be able to make a change and keep improving myself to be better. To help others and to make and impact is what inspires me.

Jayden

Mexico

Quote:

me enseñaron a sonreír todo el tiempo, esto te hará mucho más feliz, aun cuando no se necesite serlo

Inspiration:

A luchar por mis sueños Min yoongi

Jeeya

Kenya

Quote:

if it doesn’t challenge you it will never change you

Inspiration:

my parents and DHAR MANN(american entrepreneur)

Jennifer

Mexico

Quote:

Nunca vas a saber cuáles son tus límites si no lo intentas

Inspiration:

Salir adelante y sentirme orgullosa de mi misma

Jensen

Michigan

Quote:

No pain no gain

Inspiration:

The idea of helping others by eventually slowing down global warming

Jeremy

Georgia

Quote:

“If I had a thousand tongues, and each tongue were a thousand thunderbolts, and each thunderbolt had a thousand voices, I would use them all today to help you understand a loyal and misrepresented and misjudged people.”- Joseph C. Price

Inspiration:

People actively working towards a community-benefitting goal inspires me to do the same.

Jericho

Michigan

Quote:

“believe you can and you’re already half way there.” Theodore Roosevelt

Inspiration:

My dad and my future.

Jessica

Mexico

Quote:

“Sé el cambio que quieres ver en el mundo” Mahatma Gandhi

Inspiration:

Saber que puedo hacer un cambio para el bien de mi comunidad

Jesús

Mexico - Guanajuato

Quote:

No esperes que suceda, has que suceda

Inspiration:

Nunca esperas a que todo te llegue de un día para otro sin hacer nada tu para lograrlo.

Jimena

Mexico - Guanajuato

Quote:

“No esperes a que suceda,haz que suceda”.

Inspiration:

El orgullo para mis padres

Joanna

Texas

Quote:

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” ~Albert Einstein

Inspiration:

I am inspired by the ambition and perseverance of humans as well as our capacity for selflessness and goodwill.

Jonathan

Arizona

Quote:

“Don’t let fear stop you from doing the thing you love.” – Mr. Moon

Inspiration:

What inspires me is knowing that I can be a way maker and a guide for those who need one. We can be trailblazers.

Jonathan

Michigan

Quote:

“veni vidi vici”- Julius Ceaser

Inspiration:

My dad

Jonathan

Mexico - Guanajuato

Quote:

Plan de acción

Inspiration:

Las actividades al aire libre y las deportivas

Jonathan

Mexico - Guanajuato​

Quote:

Si quieres resultados diferentes, has cosas diferentes

Inspiration:

Mi familia y el gran cambio que puedo llegar a hacer

Jordan

Mexico - Guanajuato

Quote:

No esperes que suceda, haz que suceda (se volvió mi favorita)

Inspiration:

Mi familia y los jóvenes como yo que buscan superarse

José

Mexico

Quote:

no se

Inspiration:

seguir mejorando académicamente

Jose

Mexico

Quote:

“El genio se hace con un 1% de talento, y un 99% de trabajo” Albert Einstein.

Inspiration:

Lo que me inspira es aprender conocimientos nuevos para poder ser un gran profesionista algún día , y poder compartir todo lo aprendido, tanto en idiomas como en la rama de las ciencias.

José

Mexico - Guanajuato

Quote:

Aprende a vivir con energía positiva, y piensa que las cosas para uno llegan en su debido momento.

Inspiration:

El poder tener un día más de vida y poder apreciar mi entorno con todos mis sentidos.

Joseph

Oregon

Quote:

love like you’ll never be hurt.

Inspiration:

i don’t know… i just have a will to help people,

Joseph

Michigan

Quote:

Smile, it always gets better.

Inspiration:

Constant hard work I see from others and the work I do myself.

Joseph

Michigan

Quote:

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking; It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”

– Albert Einstein

Inspiration:

changing how people see things and seeing things new ways myself

Josiah

Arizona

Quote:

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero

Inspiration:

I want to help people to learn about stem or get interested in it

Juan

Mexico

Quote:

con los CSOS

Inspiration:

mi futuro y el apoyo que me brinda mi familia y amigos

Juan

Mexico

Quote:

Trabaja como nadie trabaja, para después vivir como nadie vive

Inspiration:

El poder superarme a mi mismo y demostrar que si se puede

Juan

Mexico

Quote:

todo esfuerzo es inutil si no crees en ti mismo

Inspiration:

en cumplir mis metas

juana

Mexico

Quote:

Inspiration:

me inspira mi familia, mis metas, mi felicidad, lo que quiero lograr en esta vida

Julian

Arizona

Quote:

“Once a genesis always a genesis”-Mr A

Inspiration:

My teachers

Julio

Mexico

Quote:

Mi cita favorita seria salir a cenar a un lugar tranquilo cerca del amar mirando las estrellas escuchando música romántica mientras estoy con una hermosa chica conversando.

Inspiration:

Mi inspiración es mi familia, yo mismo me inspiro quiero vencer mis propios miedos superarme a mi mismo yo se que puedo conseguir muchas cosas grandiosas como tener un empleo , una casa, un auto , etc. Así es que nunca me rendiré intentare cosas nuevas aprovechare cada oportunidad que se me ponga enfrente y lo hare con responsabilidad y disciplina como debe de ser.

Julisa

Texas

Quote:

“Determination is the greatest gift imaginable”

Inspiration:

The people that have been there for me have inspired me so much n my life,if it weren’t for them i wouldn’t be here to this day.

Julyanna

Arizona

Quote:

I don’t have one

Inspiration:

none

Justin

Arizona

Quote:

“Stuff your eyes full of wonder live as if you will drop dead in ten seconds. see the world. Its more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories” – Ray Bradbury

Inspiration:

What inspires me is any advancements in science.

Karla

Mexico - Guanajuato

Quote:

“It’s not a bad life,, it’s just a bad day”

Inspiration:

Me inspira el pensar que podré independizarme y vivir siendo lo más feliz posible

Karla

Mexico - Guanajuato

Quote:

soy nueva en esto, así que no conozco todas por lo tanto no hay favorita

Inspiration:

Poder hacer un cambio

Karol

Mexico - Guanajuato

Quote:

Algunas puertas se cierran y otras se abren en los lugares menos esperados

Inspiration:

Mi familia y lo niños

Kassandra

Mexico - Guanajuato

Quote:

“incluso si no eres perfecto, eres edición limitada”

Inspiration:

La idea de que puedo ser una persona mejor y que puedo ayudar a los demás.
me inspira la naturaleza, la música y el arte.

Katherina

Michigan

Quote:

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is mystery but today is a gift that’s why it’s called the present

Inspiration:

The people around me.

Katherine

Pennsylvania

Quote:

“The important thing is not to stop questioning” -Albert Einstein

Inspiration:

Books and random facts from here or there

Kadyn

Michigan

Quote:

“ you cant win the battles brought by venom “ -my sixth grade history teacher.

Inspiration:

Music, and my partner.

Kaylin

Arizona

Quote:

“Prepare for the worst, and hope for the best”

Inspiration:

Grandpa

Kelly

Michigan

Quote:

“We fall. We break. We fail. But then, we rise. We heal. We overcome.”

Inspiration:

Certain people inspire me. Rachel Joy Scott

Kevin

Mexico - Guanajuato

Quote:

Inspiration:

Kimberly

Arizona

Quote:

“What greater gift than the love of a cat.”

Inspiration:

Something that inspires me is is all of the books in the world.

Kira

Michigan

Quote:

“Brevity is the soul of wit” -Shakespeare

Inspiration:

My grandma

Laura

Mexico - Guanajuato

Quote:

Siempre sonríe

Inspiration:

Mi familia, cumplir mis metas y sueños, salir adelante, ser feliz.

Laura

Mexico

Quote:

Boxeo

Inspiration:

A seguir adelante

Laura

Mexico - Guanajuato

Quote:

IDK

Inspiration:

yo misma

Lauren

Michigan

Quote:

“Pass time wisely so when it comes to doing something, you do it right.” – Lauren K

Inspiration:

My dad, ever since I was a little kid.

Lauren

Arizona

Quote:

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Inspiration:

I am driven to help create bright futures and opportunities for my peers through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
To give you some background, I am a second generation immigrant. My family taught me from a very young age the value of hard work and the power of a good education. My mom was the first person in her family to graduate college. She had navigated an education system that operated in a language completely different than her native one. My dad’s family moved from state to state, making a home wherever my grandpa could find good work. Many students at my school today face a vast array of challenges similar to those of my parents. As a Title 1 district, many students are forced to grapple with the realities of coming from low-income households, leaving some with the knowledge that the two meals my school provides are the only two they are guaranteed. There are many hard working students my age that strive to be college educated with successful careers.
However, many positions are left unfilled in what has been deemed the “STEM career shortage”, in which there are currently far more STEM careers available with not nearly enough interested and qualified candidates. This hurts America’s economy which has become and will continue to more STEM based, and it’s position as a world power. Rival countries such as China show no sign of slowing down-but on the contrary, have doubled down with many nationwide initiatives to galvanize the country’s STEM corps.

There is an apparent disconnect between the viable STEM careers available and our country’s workforce.

Starting in 6th grade I set out to rectify this issue through the Chief Science Officer Program (CSO). The CSO program empowers students in grades 6-12 to act as liaisons between their schools and leaders in government, education, and businesses. In doing so, I represented and continue to represent my peers on a local, statewide, and international level, amplifying student voice in conversations surrounding STEM education and workforce development. To this day I continue my work in connecting my peers to resources, access and opportunities in STEM.

Laurie

Arizona

Quote:

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.

Inspiration:

Human connections

Lesly

Mexico

Quote:

Una mente negativa, nunca te dará una persona positiva.

Inspiration:

Mi familia, también me inspira ver cómo en todas partes hay personas que cambian el rumbo del mundo de mil maneras, sin hacerle daño a nadie.

Lev

Arizona

Quote:

Where words fail music speaks!

Inspiration:

I feel inspired when I play guitar and when I mountain bike.

Lewis

Oregon

Quote:

Ask not what your Country can do for you, but what you can do for your Country” -John F. Kennedy

Inspiration:

All forms of science

Lexi

Oregon

Quote:

“You get what you have the courage to ask for.” Oprah Winfrey

Inspiration:

Hearing other people’s stories

Leyla

Mexico - Guanajuato

Quote:

Los sueños son para convertirse en metas y que dejen de ser sueños

Inspiration:

Mi familia, mi futuro y mis logros, ver todo lo que e pasado y saber que valió la pena

Lily

Arizona

Quote:

“Human potential for evolution is limitless.”

Inspiration:

Traveling, anime, and STEM inspires me.

Lina

Georgia

Quote:

I don’t really have a favorite quote

Inspiration:

Art really inspires me. The reason why is I get to be really creative with almost anything that involves me doing art.

Lucas

Oregon

Quote:

My happiness doesn’t depend on anyone but me.

Inspiration:

My happiness doesn’t depend on anyone but me.

Luke

Michigan

Quote:

The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.

Inspiration:

The pursuit to be better inspires me

Lux

Michigan

Quote:

If you set your goal ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success. -James Cameron

Inspiration:

Something that inspires me is the fact that I am living in the generation who can make change, so what should stop me?

Lynn

Arizona

Quote:

I became death, destroyers of worlds – Robert Oppenheimer

Inspiration:

My parents, teachers and figures such as Turing and Newton.