Chief Science Officers
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Laveen schools elect 13 students to participate in a state-wide STEM program. Chief Science Officers serve as STEM ambassadors and promote STEM programs. The purpose of the institute was to help CSOs learn how to advocate for STEM on their own campus.
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Three Chief Science Officers from the Laveen School District were invited to participate in a panel discussion. The invitation came from the East Valley STEM Alliance. STEM industry professionals from the East Valley STEM Alliance invited our Chief Science Officers to learn the following: 1) how we are currently promoting STEM, 2) how STEM professionals can partner with our district and 3) what road blocks exist. The panel discussion will take place at Intel and State Farm.
Chief Science Officers had the opportunity to meet with our partners from Viasat before their Cabinet meeting. Omar Alam (Engineer) and Alex Gundersen (Engineer) had the opportunity to meet with Laveen’s Chief Science Officers and discuss the following topics: motivation to becoming an engineer, challenges when they were in school, advice on how to prepare to become an engineer, and what it is like being an engineer. During the conversation several Chief Science Officers stated that they had a better idea of what an engineer does and what they need to do in order to prepare to become an engineer. Both Mr. Alam and Mr. Gundersen plan on partnering with out students at their school.