Chief Science Officer Showcase

We’re bringing together local business, civic and community organizations to partner in helping students see STEM in action in our city through the Chief Science Officers (CSO) program.

San Antonio is the first Texas city to have this powerful international program!


  • Celina Moreno, J.D., IDRA President & CEO
  • Dr. Raul (Rudy) A. Reyna, Alamo STEM Ecosystem Lead
  • Diane S. Sánchez, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, President & CEO
  • Frank Almaraz, CPS Energy Chief Administrative & Business Development Officer
  • Alicia DeHoyos, CSO student during the current pilot phase, Dwight Middle School


When: June 18, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am cst
Location: San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology (SAMSAT)
102 Mabry Drive
San Antonio, TX 78226

Student Chief Science Officers Program in San Antonio Bolster Student Leadership & Diversity in STEM Education

This fall, 50 San Antonio students will be named Chief Science Officers for their schools to serve as ambassadors to the science and innovation community. IDRA, in partnership with the Alamo STEM Ecosystem, operates the CSO program here and soon across Texas with a particular focus on school, student and economic diversity.

Two students from each participating school will support STEM programming at their campus by helping to plan field trips, host science nights, start STEM-related clubs, initiate student-led civic action projects, and bring speakers from local industries to engage students in conversations about the STEM workforce.

Held by IDRA and Alamo STEM Ecosystem, this event will build a circle of support among local business, civic and community organizations. Opportunities include individual STEM mentors, field trip locations, meeting spaces and sponsorships.