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The Chief Science Officer Program (CSO) aims to increase student voice and develop youth leaders in the STEM community by peer-electing students in grades 6-12. Once elected, CSOs serve as a STEM liaison for their school, peers, and community. The CSO program is leading a school cultural change that creates a focus on STEM - which is critical to our future economic vitality.

CSOs work with Jedi Mentors who bring real world expertise and support. During the inaugural 2017-2018 season, we hope to have the support of 15-20 Jedi Mentors.

As a Jedi Mentor you will be assigned a school for the entire year, which will have 2 CSOs. During the school year you will meet with them to offer advice, real world expertise, join them at events as needed, and inspire them as they work to inspire STEM-learning in their community.



-Passionate about mentoring youth

-Have 21st century skills or other experience that CSOs can benefit from

-Serve as real world connection to the workforce


Time Commitment & Responsibilities:

-Meet with CSOs on a monthly basis to support their on and off campus action plans

-Attend Jedi Mentor training at CSO Summer Institute in August 2017 (one hour commitment)

-Serve as a coach to CSOs to help them develop real world skills

-Validate the importance of the CSO role at your assigned school and in the community


Optional Opportunities as a Jedi Mentor:

-Lead an Institute workshop or activity on a topic you specialize in such as leadership, communication, strategic planning, public policy, or your STEM field

-Opening doors and connecting local business, education, and community leaders

-Hosting an event, tour, or activity at your organization



Event Date

Multiple Day Event

Event Location

Medford ,OR ,97504

Approximate location shown on map below


Allison Sweeney
InPerson Session Type
Classes or Programs
Chief Science Officers Program  
Middle School   High School  
No. of Students
Not Available
STEM  STEM Advocate  Manufacturing  technical  Computer Programming  Computer Science & Engineering  Math  Engineering  Science  technology  medical  Robotics  Communication  PR  Marketing  Science Education and Public Outreach  Science Exhibitions  Science Journalism  Networking / Software development  Communication and Interpersonal Skills  STEM Career Planning  Workforce Development  Leadership  youth voice