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 […]

LTI Experience Blog – CSO Blake & Kyle

CSO Blake – “I wanted to become a CSO because I thought that it would be fun and a learning experience. I wanted to do something during the summer so I was not bored. I’m glad I ran for CSO because I had a ton of fun while I was here. I thank all of […]

Being a CSO – Valentina

All my life I’ve wanted to do something important. I’ve wanted to have some kind of significant impact on others; some way to create beneficial change. I had frequently tried to do this as a younger student, but I never figured out how to in a profound way, that is until now. By being elected […]

Buena High School CSOs

CSOs from Buena High School received a trip to the University of Arizona BioSphere 2 on Friday, April 5, 2019.  They had the opportunity to explore and collaborate with STEM professionals while on site. “I just wanted to share this video we made for all of the folks up at CSO HQ in Phoenix. Thank […]

A Gift from STEM Sports

“I received the STEM sports kit free of charge via the Phoenix Suns. After the brief introduction at the Talking Stick Arena, I was given a kit. I presented the kit to my Chief Science Officer (CSO) at my school. CSOs are students who bring STEM to their schools. She jumped at the opportunity to bring […]

CGUHS students want to bring science, business and schools together for fair

CASA GRANDE — Merlin D’souza, 15, and Chloe Buchanan, 16, love science. On March 2, they plan to share their enthusiasm for science with the community while bringing together students, businesses and learning institutions for a daylong science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics fair in Peart Park. “The STEAM fair is a full-circle event,” Buchanan […]

Alhambra Board Meeting

Two weeks ago at the Alhambra Governing Board meeting, CSOs Aime and Alina were recognized by Viasat’s Omar Alam for performing their duties as Chief Science Officers.

“[CSOs Aime and Alina] had the opportunity to travel to Orange County last November and present in front of global STEM education leaders. The CSO program prepared them well to speak publicly in front of key stakeholders; to engage in, and contribute to, discussions about how to improve STEM learning in regional ecosystems – ecosystems that include educators, policymakers, nonprofits, and high-tech businesses” Omar says.

The Chief Science Officer program is one that prepares students like Aime and Alina to be recognized by high-tech businesses like Viasat. Here are some photos of the event!

Connect2STEM Recap

There was a lot that happened at Connect2STEM this past Saturday! The link to view all of the photos is here! We hope that you all had an amazing time! Check out the video below that summarizes the event that over 9000 people attended!