On Tuesday, CJ welcomed biomedical engineering professionals Chuck Webb and Matthew Ferguson from Good Samaritan Hospital (Catholic Health Initiatives) to speak with students during homeroom periods as part of the STEMM Idol Speaker series.
CJ STEMM Idol Speaker Shamel Rivers of GE Aviation Systems shared his youthful perspective on the fields of science, technology, engineering, math and medicine with CJ students Tuesday.
His message was three-fold:
February’s first STEMM Idol presentation featured Jim Woeste ’86, director of development at the Dayton Power and Light Company. During homeroom periods, students had the opportunity to learn more about the power of solar energy and the role it plays locally.
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.
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.
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.
Through a presentation by Shannon Wagner, a U.S. Army educator, and several Army personnel, students taking the Project Lead the Way Introduction to Engineering Design class with teacher Brad Kassner learned about the history and development of U.S. Army MREs – Meals, Ready-to-Eat.
Mike Monnier, a manufacturing engineer at BarSplice Products in Dayton, began his STEMM Idol presentation Tuesday with a historical whodunit-style look at the world of Dayton manufacturing.
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.
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.