The CSO Program​

Advocates for Student Voice and Innovation in their communities

The CSO Program Goals


What is a CSO?

CSOs are students in grades 6-12 who serve as STEM ambassadors and liaisons for STEM opportunities in their communities.


Who can be a mentor?

CSO Mentors are community leaders and professionals who serve as role models for STEM engagements.

The CSO Experience

CSOs are students in grades 6-12 who are elected by their peers to serve as liaisons for STEM and innovation in their schools and communities.

The CSO’s mission is to:

The Student Voice

Every CSO experiences:

Leadership Training Institute

Teaches program goals, networking, leadership development, verbal and written communication, and team building.

Cabinet Meetings and Community Events

Guides collaboration with business and civic leaders to address community challenges, improve communication and confidence, and share common experiences.


Training opportunities with STEM Professionals – vetted regional leaders who help CSOs implement their ideas on campus and amplify their voice in the community.

CSOs are Making an Impact

Our CSO Sites

CSOs implement STEM related Action Plans to advocate for awareness and amplify student voice.

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Our Communities

CSOs serve as liaisons with science-based organizations to continuously connect and collaborate.

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Our World

CSOs participate in global, national, regional, and cabinet meetings to support STEM efforts.

CSO International Leadership Team

Dr. Jeremy Babendure

SciTech Institute Executive Director

Eileen Healy

CSO International Program Manager

Sarah Cundiff 

CSO International Program Coordinator

Brittany Sweeney-Lawson

Marketing & Communications Manager

Jake Lounsbury

Director of Global Partnerships

Interested in bringing a CSO program to your community?

Thanks to Our Sponsors

Thank you to the generous sponsors of the International Chief Science Officers Program. Your support makes the training of the next generation of global STEM leaders possible!

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