Texas Chief Science Officers Program

Elevating the voices of students in STEM

CSOs were students in grades 6-12 elected by their peers to be liaisons for STEM in their schools and communities. They learned leadership skills to implement on-campus projects and advocate for student voice in STEM.

With CSOs, schools could…

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

Every CSO could experience…

  • Leadership Training Institute teaches networking, leadership development, verbal and written communication, and team building.
  • Cabinet Meetings and Community Events guide 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.

IDRA managed the expansion of the CSO program into Texas through 2022-23.

See the Texas CSO program flier (pdf).

Watch webinar: How the Chief Science Officers Program Engages Students in STEM

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