Bridges Elementary is an AZ STEM School Community of Practice
    Our Chief Science Officers are comprised of five 6th grade students, elected by their peers, who are empowered to influence a wide range of STEM opportunities in their school and community.
    On Campus They:
    • Build the overall appeal and "buzz" of the school's STEM opportunities
    • Serve as the "STEM voice" in supporting programming such as speakers, field trips and science nights. They ensure the opportunities reflect the interest of their peers
    • Engage the student body in conversations about STEM
    • Serve their schools' point person for external experts and organizations
    Off Campus They:
    • Participate in local and state conversations on STEM, education and workforce such as panels, discussions, talks, workshops and blogs
    • Comprise a statewide "cabinet" and engage in civic action projects with their peers



    See them in Action:

    Mrs. Richards with CSO's in front of recycled STEM CITY


    Principal Richards with CSO's


    CSO's in action

    Recycle Bins being delivered to Bridges. That's one happy CSO.