STEMM

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.

STEMM Idol Speaker Cameron Ingram '09

Maybe you are curious about taking a Project Lead the Way biomedical sciences or engineering elective course at CJ, or perhaps you'd like to know what your college and career opportunities will be like in those fields after high school. If this sounds like you, consider meeting a fellow Eagle who has been there and done that!

Cameron Ingram '09 returns to his alma mater this Monday, Jan. 13 to share his wisdom as the next CJ STEMM Idol Speaker. All students are invited to attend presentations during homeroom periods in Mary, Our Mother, Room 126.

CJ STEMM Idol Speaker Mike Ooten

Now is the time for high school students to start applying for summer STEMM programs and this Monday’s STEMM Idol Speaker can help!

All students are invited to attend homeroom presentations in the library December 16 with guest Mike Ooten, an aerospace engineer from the WPAFB Air Force Research Laboratory. He will discuss the benefits of completing summer internships and co-ops like the Wright Scholar Research Assistant program.

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