The CSO Program

Elected advocates for STEM and innovation in schools and communities.

The CSO Program Vision and Goals.

Chief Science Officers are destined to…

  • Create a pipeline of diverse STEM leaders.
  • Foster communication and collaboration among CSOs.
  • Enrich school STEM culture and career awareness.
  • Increase student voice in STEM conversations in the community.

What is a CSO?

CSOs are students in grades 6-12 who are elected by their peers to be liaison for STEM in their schools and in their communities.

Meet the CSO Leadership Council >>

Who can be a Mentor?

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

The Student’s Voice:

Every CSO gets to experience:

Leadership Training Institute: teaches 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.

Mentorship: training opportunities with STEM Professionals – vetted regional leaders who help CSOs implement their ideas on campus and express their voice in the community.

CSOs Impact Their Communities!

International Leadership Team

Dr. Jeremy Babendure
Kelly Greene
Jake Lounsbury
Kaci Fankhauser

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