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.

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.

CJ Recognizes National Engineers Week

What would happen if engineering disappeared for a day? Every day things we can take for granted like electricity in homes, to using computers, and even brushing teeth would no longer be of existence without engineers.

February 21-27, 2016 marked the 65th anniversary of National Engineers Week. As part of the STEMM Idol Speaker Series, CJ STEMM Coordinator Meg Draeger shared with students the difference engineers have made in the world today.

STEMM Idol: Joe DeLong

Students had the opportunity to hear from a professional engineer during the STEMM Idol Speaker Series presentation on Tuesday, February 2.

Joe DeLong is a structural engineer at Shell + Meyer Associates Structural Engineers in Kettering. He has worked there since graduating from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree.

"In high school, I enjoyed math and science classes," said DeLong. "When looking at what college majors were available, I gravitated towards engineering and went to UD."

STEMM Idol: Kelly Sodders, BSN, RN, NE-BC

"I'm a nurse. It's an art and science."

Kelly Sodders, BSN, RN, NE-BC shared with students exactly what she meant by those words when she presented during the STEMM Idol Speaker Series on Tuesday, January 26.

"With healthcare now-a-days, we are trying to get students to understand that healthcare is just as much about an art, and it's that communication and that relationship building," Sodders explained. "Without those skills, you won't be successful at the nursing tasks."

STEMM Idol: Dr. Jason Johnston

To kick-off the new semester, Dr. Jason Johnston spoke with students on Tuesday, January 5, as part of the STEMM Idol Speaker Series.

Dr. Johnston is a veterinarian and owner of Miami Acres Animal Hospital in Troy. The business was started by Dr. Johnston's grandfather, Dr. W.J. Lavelle, in 1945. Dr. Johnston said his interest in veterinary medicine began because of his grandfather.

"I have been practicing for 18 years," Dr. Johnston said. "My grandfather had the practice for 66 years."


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