A student-led intervention to increase interest in STEM

Who is a Chief Science Officer?



6th to 12th grade student
Interested in STEM, innovation, and leadership
Has a passion and desire to impact their school and community
Actively participates in a CSO training institute and year-round activities at school and in the community

CSOs facilitate STEM experiences, build international and local partnerships, and grow the public visibility of their schools while developing their leadership skills.

The Chief Science Officer program is a collaborative initiative of the Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority, with support from the National Science Foundation. The Chief Science Officer program-Kuwait is implemented by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences.

The chief science officer program is split into Junior CSOs for middle school students, and Senior CSOs for high school students.

Overarching program goals

Overarching program goals:


Cultivate a pathway of diverse STEM leaders.
Foster communication and collaboration among CSOs.
Enrich school STEM culture and career awareness.
Increase youth voice in STEM conversations in the community.

CSO Program Across Kuwait

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