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.

STEMM Idol: Michael Uhl

Taking advantages of opportunities helped Michael Uhl, the COO of Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, get to where he is today and where he’ll be in the future. Uhl shared what those opportunities were and how they didn’t necessarily coincide with his original career path when he spoke with students as part of the STEMM Idol Speaker Series last month.

STEMM Idol: Emily Heckman '97

“Profound joy of the heart is like a magnet that indicates the path of life.”  - Mother Teresa

That message was what Emily Laubacher Heckman '97, Senior Electronics Research Engineer at Wright Patt Air Force Base's Air Force Research Laboratory conveyed to students when she spoke to them as part of the STEMM Idol Speaker Series on November 15.

"I wanted to stress work-life balance," Heckman explained. "I have three young kids but I still feel like I have a meaningful career.

CJ Hosts PLTW Teacher Training Courses

While school may be out of session for students over the summer, many teachers from around the nation are taking the opportunity to learn new curriculum through Project Lead the Way (PLTW) course training. While the PLTW Ohio affiliate training usually only takes place at Sinclair Community College, this summer, Chaminade Julienne is hosting teachers for three, two-week sessions to learn more in the biomedical science courses.

STEMM Idol: Senior Capstone About the Bee Population

The buzzing sound of bees may not be the most pleasant to some. That sound, and therefore bees, is a necessity, though, for there to be food for living beings on a daily basis.

For the final STEMM Idol Speaker Series presentation of the year, the Senior Capstone group of Morgan Coovert, Spencer Dufresne, Angela Hodapp and Bridget Miles shared their research findings on the state of the bee population.

Hoopla STEM Challenge Brings Hundreds to CJ

Basketball and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math - “What better combination could there be?”

Hundreds of people agreed with CJ STEMM Coordinator Meg Draeger as Chaminade Julienne once again served as the host site of the Hoopla STEM Challenge on Sunday, March 13.

“STEM is very important to our community and STEM is also important to the NCAA,” said Scott Sullivan with the Hoopla Organizing Committee. “STEM is additionally important to CJ so it was a natural fit.”

STEMM Idol: Dr. Jim Olson

If you saw 20 images on a screen for 15 seconds, how many of those images do you think you could remember? Dr. Jim Olson did this test as part of his STEMM Idol Speaker Series presentation on Tuesday, March 1.

Dr. Olson has been with the Department of Emergency Medicine at Wright State University since 1986 and is the head of their research laboratory. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, the Emergency Medicine Foundation, among others.


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