The Chief Science Officer (CSO) program seeks to enhance the workforce and employability skills of student CSOs and their peers; cultivate a pipeline of diverse STEM leaders prepared for college, careers, and civic engagement; and increase the engagement of STEM professionals, higher education, and community organizations with K-12 schools as both partners and mentors.
In the summer of 2020, approximately 20 CSOs participated in a Green Drone AZ summer camp. CSOs were exposed to material that would be used in our first year-round program. With their help, we were able to revise our content to make the program a more memorable and engaging virtual experience. CSOs continue to participate in our program and provide feedback to help us refine our delivery.