The CSO Program
Advocates for Student Voice and Innovation in their communities.
The CSO Program Vision and Goals.
Chief Science Officers are destined to…
What is CSO?
CSOs are students in grades 6-12 who serve as STEM ambassadors and a liaison 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 elected by their peers in 6th to 12th grade to be liaison for STEM and innovation in their schools and community.
The Student’s Voice:
Every CSO gets to experience:
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.
Mentorship: training opportunities with STEM Professionals – vetted regional leaders who help CSOs implement their ideas on campus and amplify their voice in the community.
CSOs Impact Their Communities!
Our CSO Sites
CSOs work with advisors, administrators and community leaders to help implement STEM Action Plans and advocate for student voice.
CSOs serve as a liaison with science-based organizations, industry partners and nonprofits to collaborate on recent innovations.
CSOs participate in Cabinet, Regional and International meetings to expand the global network to enrich STEM culture.
CSO International Leadership Team
Dr. Jeremy Babendure