• IDRA Newsletter • November-December 2020 •

Chief Science Officer Arturo was recognized by the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology for his project about STEM career pathways. Through the IDRA Texas CSO program, teens create action plans to promote STEM in their schools and communities.

Due to the pandemic, CSO Arturo Quiñónez wanted to collaborate with a local STEM partner and reached out to SAMSAT, which happily served as his mentor. To spread career awareness so other students can see their future in STEM, Arturo created a model showcasing 12 different careers.

After presenting his project to education specialists, Douglas King, the CEO of SAMSAT, acknowledged his hard work and awarded him with a certificate and a pin with the CSO motto: “We don’t just hope it happens. We make it happen!”

Learn more about the IDRA Texas Chief Science Officer program and how to bring the program to your school

CSO Shreya Chaudhary shared her experiences as a Chief Science Officer on a webinar panel on Elevating Youth Voice in STEM Programming, held by National Girls Collaborative Project. As she described her role on the CSO program, she said, “A big thing we stress is students leading the way.”

[©2020, IDRA. This article originally appeared in the November-December 2020 IDRA Newsletter by the Intercultural Development Research Association. Permission to reproduce this article is granted provided the article is reprinted in its entirety and proper credit is given to IDRA and the author.]