STEMM Idol Speaker Hanen Alkhafaji '07

Alumna Hanen Alkhafaji ‘07 joins students as our next STEMM Idol Speaker during homeroom periods in the Trainor Library on Tuesday, Dec. 2.

Ms. Alkhafaji works as a software developer for PQ Systems, which is internationally headquartered in Dayton. The company has helped people in the manufacturing, healthcare, government, and service sectors provide proof of their quality performance for 30 years.

PLTW CEO Visits CJ Students, Staff

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) President and CEO Vince Bertram visited CJ the morning of Nov. 20 to meet biomedical science and engineering students and teachers, chat with school administration, and tour the $3.6 million CJ STEMM Center.

The head of the nation’s leading provider of K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education programs traveled from the non-profit organization’s headquarters in Indianapolis to Dayton to present at the PLTW Ohio Fall Conference at Sinclair.

STEMM Idol Speaker Jennifer Pennington

A job in paper is waiting for you!

Did you know that students today are pursuing highly sought-after degrees in — of all things — paper, and securing good-paying jobs as a result? It’s true, and people are doing it all right here locally in Ohio!

Take it from someone who has been there and done just that this Tuesday, Nov. 25. STEMM Idol Speaker Jennifer Pennington visits CJ to discuss opportunities in the paper business during all homeroom periods in the library.

STEMM Idol Speaker Sarah Krug '09

CJ welcomes alumna Sarah Krug ‘09 who presents at her alma mater Tuesday as our next STEMM Idol Speaker.

The Notre Dame and University of Dayton grad returns to her roots to talk electro-optics — or the interaction between light and electricity within materials and devices — during all homeroom periods in the Trainor Library.

CJ STEMM showcased at PLTW Summit

Chaminade Julienne was chosen to showcase its dually certified STEMM education program (science, technology, engineering, math, and an added "M" for medicine) as a model for other schools in Ohio and throughout the United States.

Meg Draeger, CJ STEMM coordinator, will present the program at the national Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Summit on Nov. 3. More than 1,700 people who are invested in STEM education are expected to be in attendance at the four-day conference in Indianapolis.

STEMM Idol Speaker Dr. Travis Doom

Yes, his name really is “Dr. Doom” and he ironically comes to speak to CJ students on Halloween this Friday, Oct. 31!

Dr. Travis Doom is an associate professor of engineering and computer science at Wright State University. All students are invited to hear him speak during homeroom periods in the Trainor Library.

For an idea of what you can expect to learn, read on and watch the video below. 

STEMM Idol Speaker Michael Enright

Avoiding conflicts with coyotes, herding Canadian geese, implementing “culling” and bow hunting programs to combat the harmfully large deer population, electro-shocking fish in the Great Miami River, advocating for “nature’s kidneys,” and more.

All in a day’s work -- and all for the good of the land -- for Michael Enright, a conservation specialist with Five Rivers MetroParks. He comes to CJ to serve as the next STEMM Idol Speaker on Tuesday, Oct. 28.

STEMM Idol Dr. John Stireman III

CJ STEMM Idol Speaker Dr. John Stireman III will share his enthusiasm for ecology with all students this Tuesday!

A biology professor at Wright State, Dr. Stireman has spent 20 years working in the field with a focus on insects, particularly flies. He even has a wasp named after him!

Read on to learn more about Dr. Stireman, and be sure to stop in the library during homeroom periods.

Written by Meagan Pant, DDN staff writer, and first published December 26, 2012

STEMM Idol Speaker Dr. Chad Barklay

Four STEMM Idol Speakers are scheduled to meet and talk with students during the month of October. Next up is Dr. Chad Barklay, Ph.D., a distinguished research scientist from the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), who visits this Tuesday, Oct. 7.

Students are invited to come learn how UDRI supports space exploration missions by enabling safe, reliable, and long-lasting power sources. Presentations take place during all homeroom periods in the Trainor Library.


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