STEMM Idol: Dr. Patricia Schiml

During her freshman year of college, Dr. Patricia Schiml took a class that would lead her on a path to her life-long career.

“I took a class on drugs and behavior,” Dr. Schiml said. “I remember, it was a lightning bolt moment, sitting in that classroom and I listened to a discussion of neurons and how molecules from the outside can come in and affect behavior. I knew that I wanted to do that for the rest of my life. I’m really lucky that I get to do that.”

Gems of STEMM Inspire Girls in Science

A passion project initiated by a senior for a Girl Scout Gold Award has inspired other young women to deepen their love for science-based studies.

Grace Jackson ‘19 began the Gems of STEMM club at CJ earlier this school year.

“When I was doing the preliminary research for my Gold Award, I was looking for a need within my community that paralleled my own interests,” Jackson said. “I wanted to lead whatever my project became with a passion.

STEMM Idol: Premier Health

When thinking of the medical profession, typical jobs that usually come to mind include doctors and nurses.

On Tuesday, October 23, representatives from Premier Health Network will speak to students about additional essential roles in the medical field. Their presentation is part of the school’s STEMM Idol Speaker Series.

Students are invited to listen to the presentation during their homeroom time. The presentation will take place in the school’s community space (former library).

Posted October 22, 2018

STEMM Idol: Matt Piekenbrock '10

An Eagle alumnus came back to CJ to share how his STEMM education is helping him prepare for his next steps in his education and career.

STEMM Idol speaker Matt Piekenbrock '10 returned to CJ as part of the STEMM Idol Speaker Series last month. He is a computer science graduate student at Wright State University.

“I didn’t know what computer science was when I was in high school so I wanted to show students things they might not have known about computer science, and I think that is very exciting,” Piekenbrock said.

STEMM Idol: Nadja Turek ‘96

A push in the direction of engineering by a CJ teacher helped lead Nadja Turek ‘96 to a career in civil engineering. She shared how she is making an impact in the infrastructure and sustainable design industries when she spoke to students as part of the STEMM Idol Speaker Series earlier this month.

John Hopkins Engineering Opportunity for Students

Students have the opportunity to learn more about STEM careers and get hands-on experiences with engineers at John Hopkins University through the Engineering Innovation program sponsored at Clark State Community College.

“It is something I certainly would have done to see if STEM was the right career choice for me,” Kanesha Hall, manager of STEM programming at Clark State said. “In a world where education can cost so much, this is an opportunity to take advantage and see what field of engineering or what career in STEM students may be interested in.”

MIT Students Share the Importance of Women in STEM

Students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology spent part of their Independent Activities Period in Dayton, Ohio, talking to younger girls in Catholic schools about the opportunities they could have in a STEM career. The MIT students, Emma Kerwin and Adedoyin Olateru-Olagbegi, came to CJ on January 9 to talk about the MIT Women’s Initiative as part of the CJ STEMM Idol Speaker Series.

STEMM Idol: Megan Kelleher '03

An Eagle graduate came back to the nest to share how she has been able to combine her love of a foreign language with her career as part of the STEMM Idol Speaker Series.

Megan Kelleher ‘03 is a Canadian Sales Manager for BarSplice Products.

“I call customers in Canada, I make sales visits up there, I present presentations to structural engineering firms and I sell the product,” Kelleher shared.

Along with having to demonstrate technical expertise, marketing talent and sales skills, Kelleher is fluent in French, a language she enjoyed learning at CJ.

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.


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