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STEMM Idol: Jenna Decker

Students interested in the medical field have countless areas of study to choose from including family medicine, physical therapy, nutrition and more. On Tuesday, October 17, STEMM Idol Speaker Jenna Decker, a student at Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine, shared with Eagles her path to getting into the medical field.

STEMM Idol: Dr. Michael Robertson

Taking advantage of opportunities was one of the main messages Dr. Michael Robertson focused on when he spoke with students as part of the STEMM Idol Speaker Series earlier this month.

"A lot opportunities came my way and I was told to check things out, do some public speaking, see how you feel," Robertson said. "Even times where it didn't feel like an opportunity, things became opportunities."

Students Selected for Prestigious Wright Scholar Program

Five students will spend their summer working directly with professionals in the Air Force Research Laboratory as part of the Wright Scholar Research Assistant program. The select program is a paid internship that gives students the opportunity to work at the AFRL and participate in workshops, lectures and tours of STEM related jobs.

Phillip Hawthorn '17, Jasmine Hughes '18, Katie Kohnen '18, and Stephen Leik '17 are participating in the program for the first time. Austin Fuchs '17 is returning for a second year.

STEMM Idols Share Their Expertise

Students interested in STEMM fields had the opportunity to hear from a patent attorney, statistician and dietetics intern recently at the latest STEMM Idol Speaker Series presentations.

Ava Billimoria is a patent attorney for Thompson Hine law firm. She received her undergraduate degree at Kettering University in Michigan and her JD at Wayne State University also in Michigan. 

Three Honored in Architect Design Contest

Three talented students were recognized for their designs in the 36th annual Art in Architecture Student Design Competition.

Bryce Howell ’17 earned the top prize in the competition, the Top Design Award. Paul Wittmann ’18 received the Merit Award, which was second place. Sara Bowman ’17 earned the Future Architect Award.

“The competition was tough, and it was fun to prepare for,” reflected Howell.

Hoopla STEM Challenge Returns to CJ

As part of the Dayton's Big Hoopla celebrations, the Hoopla STEM Challenge will return to Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School on Sunday, March 12.

Hundreds of boys and girls in grades K-8 are expected at the school to shoot hoops and participate in fun STEM activities. Students will also be eligible for prizes including First Four tickets, gift cards and iPad minis.  This event is free.

Additional information, including registration details can be found here.

Capstone Brings Virtual Reality to Elementary Students

Our Lady of Rosary students experienced virtual reality thanks to a Senior Capstone Project. Kyle Hixenbaugh, Hugo Sigona-Gonzalez and Bradley Walker invited a class from OLR to learn more about virtual reality on Wednesday, February 15.

"The students used three different applications on VR headsets," Hixenbaugh explained. "One related to human cells, another on climate change and the carbon cycle, and the last one was about the solar system. We also had a bridge building simulation on computers for the students to try."

STEMM Idol: Jennifer Ward

“I want students to understand what internships and co-ops can do and the importance of learning about the job before graduation,” the most recent STEMM Idol Speaker, Jennifer Ward of Norwood Medical, shared prior to her presentation on Tuesday, January 31. Ward is an industrial engineer with the Dayton company.

“I look at the processing of product, root cause analysis, I facilitate projects, and I look at the work makeup,” Ward said were some of her responsibilities.

STEMM Idol: Kanesha Hall

Future engineers can test drive their passion for the subject over the summer with an elite opportunity through Clark State Community College. The school is a host site for an Engineering Innovation four-week course through Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering.

STEMM Idol: John Razauskas '11

Redesigning a yogurt cup may not seem like a large undertaking, but for John Razauskas '11, a project engineer at the Dannon Company, it was a $6 million project. Razauskas talked with students about this project and the steps he took to become a project engineer during the STEMM Idol Speaker Series on December 13.

Razauskas said by the end of his senior year at CJ, he had a passion to be an engineer. He also told students that being involved in several school activities helped prepare him for his career.

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