Chief Science Officers

Oregon Chief Science Officers
Meet the 2019-2020 Chief Science Officers!

Congratulations to the nineteen students elected by their peers to be the 2019-2020 Chief Science Officers. These students from Hood River and The Dalles are representing STEM education in their middle and high schools by teaming up with faculty advisers, community leadership coaches, and the Columbia Gorge STEM Hub to implement action plans that will advance STEM opportunities in their schools and community. (new photo coming soon)


Participating Schools for 2019-2020

  • Hood River Middle School - Fergus W (8th); Adviser: Mr. Smith

  • Hood River Valley High School - Faith O (12th), Marieleisi C & Grace G (11th), Lucas E & Hailey S (9th); Adviser: Ms. Davis

  • The Dalles Middle School - Colin S & Connor S (8th), Erik G (7th), Adviser: Mr. Acosta

  • The Dalles High School - George H & Hanna R (12th), James S (11th), Gabriela M & Colin M(10th); Adviser: Mr. Rundell

  • Wildwood Academy - Colby S (8th) & Sylvia M (7th); Adviser: Ms. Gilchrist

  • Wy'east Middle School - Michelle G & Leah S(8th), Andy B. (7th)Adviser: Ms. Arechaga

Interested in having your school participate in the Oregon CSO program next year? Let us know!

About the chief science officers program

CSO is a nationwide program that aims to elevate the popularity of STEM and empower students to bring STEM opportunities to campus.

CSOs are students, grades 6th - 12th, who are interested in STEM and innovation and elected by their peers to represent their schools. CSOs are a part of their school's leadership team.

Newly elected CSOs attend a 3-day Summer Institute to build skills, set goals and create an action plan.

Helpful Links

National CSO website

Article about the US's first Chief Science Officers


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