Pros Intervene in PLTW Coursework

After a quick demonstration by guest presenter Dr. Steve Huffman (pictured below), students in Mrs. Amy O’Loughlin’s medical interventions class snapped on the rubber gloves and got to work. Using the tools of the trade, students sutured the broken ends of two balloons, as if it were a vein in need of mending, at their lab tables in the CJ STEMM Center.

This simulated operation is just one of many examples of the hands-on approach to teaching and learning that, combined with instruction from the experts, makes Project Lead the Way curriculum at CJ so innovative and engaging.

STEMM Idol Speaker Jodi Allen

If problem solving is your thing, consider learning more about the field of manufacturing and industrial engineering Tuesday, April 8 with this week's STEMM Idol Speaker, Jodi Allen.

Allen works as an equipment services manager at Crown Equipment Corporation in New Bremen, Ohio. She will share more about her job overseeing groups of professionals as they work to support the company's goal of producing quality forklift trucks in a quick and cost effective manner.

Eagles Battle at Xtreme Bots Competition

An innovative battle bot design by a team of six CJ Project Lead the Way (PLTW) engineering students literally and figuratively caught the attention of opponents and onlookers at the 2014 Spring Ohio Robotics XtremeBOTS Competition.

The Eagles placed ninth among a field of about 60 bots built by 19 college and high school teams from Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania. Their machine, officially named “Blue Eyes, White Dragon,” earned a more fitting nickname after making it to the Sweet 16 round of the competition.

Students Discover Their Science Niche

Students with an interest in STEMM fields don't necessarily need to be enrolled in CJ's nationally certified Project Lead the Way curriculum for exposure to valuable learning experiences inside and outside the classroom.

During the first week in March, a group of students taking environmental and physical science courses with teachers Caty Maga and Jessie Hanley helped younger students from around the Miami Valley learn how to be energy efficient at this year’s Dayton Power and Light (DP&L) and Vectren Energy Fair.

STEMM Idol Speaker Dr. Jim Olson, PhD

Dr. Jim Olson, Ph.D., of Wright State University returns to CJ to celebrate Brain Awareness Week with students on Tuesday, March 18.

The professor and researcher will discuss topics in neuroscience, emergency medicine and the functions of the human brain with all interested students during homeroom sessions in the library. This year marks Dr. Olson’s third appearance as a STEMM Idol Speaker.

Hoopla Challenge and STEMM Event

Hundreds of Dayton area families took to the hardwood and filled the halls of the CJ STEMM Center at the 3rd Annual Hoopla Challenge and 1st Annual STEM Education Event on Selection Sunday, March 16.

In partnership with the Dayton Hoopla's celebration of the NCAA First Four games, CJ hosted a basketball shooting competition for grades K-8 for a second consecutive year. Students competed for prizes including posters, Hoopla t-shirts, autographed basketballs, tickets to the 2014 NCAA First Four games at UD Arena, iTunes gift cards and 15 iPad minis.

STEMM Idol Speaker Dr. Sara Paton

Students are invited to learn more about careers in medicine and the field of public health Tuesday, March 4 with guest speaker Dr. Sara Paton, Ph.D., an epidemiologist and associate professor at Wright State University.

Epidemiology is defined by Merriam Webster as “a branch of medicals science that deals with the incidence, distribution and control of disease in a population.” Dr. Paton will discuss how education, treatment, and research in this field can impact the wellness of whole groups of people -- not just individuals -- both locally and globally.

STEMM Idol Speaker Capt. David Simpson

Students are invited to celebrate engineering during homeroom periods with guest speaker Capt. Dave Simpson of the United States Air Force.

Capt. Simpson is an instructor and course director at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) Civil Engineer School where he has taught for the last six years. He holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


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