Ooten Sharing Her Passion for PLTW

Science teacher Amanda Ooten has been selected by Project Lead the Way to become a Core Training Instructor for the organization’s Level 1: Principles of Biomedical Science course.

Core Training Instructors are appointed by Project Lead the Way (PLTW) to conduct the mandatory professional training and development courses for fellow teachers wishing to become certified PLTW instructors. Ooten, who also serves as co-chair of the CJ science department, will complete a one-year apprenticeship this summer in order to achieve Master Teacher status for the 2012-13 school year.

CJ STEMM Partners with Riverside Research

Chaminade Julienne is partnering with Riverside Research, an area-leading scientific research and education institution, to host an innovative, STEM-based extracurricular event for area grade school and high school students from across the Miami Valley.

The event, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon at CJ, is aimed at demonstrating how various disciplines in science, technology, engineering, math and medicine are necessary to improve the tools of scientific discovery and application.

STEMM Idol Speaker John Grismer

Guest speaker John Grismer, ’70, presented to CJ students Tuesday, Jan. 10 as the first STEMM Idol speaker of the New Year; however, the focus of discussion centered not on the present, but rather what the future holds for the world in the coming five years as predicted by IBM’s annual “Next 5 in 5” list.

STEMM Idol Speaker Nate Eloe

Nate Eloe is a 2006 graduate of Chaminade Julienne and a 2010 graduate of the Missouri University of Science and Technology, where he earned bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Physics. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science at Missouri S&T.

While working for Google during the summer of 2010, Nate was named one of the “30 Under 30” up and coming alumni of Missouri S&T.

STEMM Idol Speaker Lt. Col. Lucy Lehker

When not working her day job as a nurse manager for Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, U.S. Air Force Reservist Lucy Lehker makes up one-third of the Critical Care Air Transport team aboard a “flying Intensive Care Unit/Operating Room.”

Lehker, who has been deployed four times including a six-month stint in Afghanistan, serves as a specially trained critical care nurse with one respiratory therapist and one trauma surgeon who, together with 800 pounds of equipment and gear, work to save the lives of wounded soldiers.


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