Welcome to the Georgia Chief Science Officers initiative, developing a cadre of diverse STEM student leaders in middle and high schools across the state. The program launched in 2018 with 22 students from three metro Atlanta school districts, with plans to expand to 100 students across the state in three years. Georgia Chief Science Officers is a Science ATL program, engineered by Atlanta Science Festival.
About Georgia Chief Science Officers
Georgia Chief Science Officers (CSO) is a STEM leadership development program for middle and high school students across the state, enhancing students’ leadership, communication, and advocacy skills. Students are elected to become their school’s CSOs and are empowered to lead STEM/STEAM initiatives at their schools and in their communities. CSOs meet with legislators, school board members, and policymakers to lend their voices to conversations about STEM education and workforce development in our state. CSOs build relationships with STEM industry mentors and connect with companies and careers in their region.
The program is part of the International CSO consortium, launched in 2015 in Arizona. Georgia CSOs are joining more than 800 other CSOs in Arizona, Oregon, Michigan, New York, Delaware, Florida, Mexico, Kuwait, Kenya, and Colombia.
In its inaugural year, the 2018-2019 Georgia CSO program engaged 22 students from three school districts: Atlanta, DeKalb, and Fulton. In 2019-2020, we have added additional schools including some in Clayton, Cobb, and Paulding counties, for a total of 52 students. Georgia Chief Science Officers is a Science ATL program, engineered by Atlanta Science Festival, and sponsored by The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, NCR Foundation, UCB, United Way of Greater Atlanta, UPS, Georgia Tech Research Institute, and Delta Community. We are proud to partner with leaders at TAG-Ed, Georgia State University, SEM Link, redefinED,Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, SMASH Morehouse, and Metro Atlanta Chamber to ensure the program’s success.
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