STEMM

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.

STEMM Idol Speaker Deacon Brian Campos

Deacon Brian Campos returns to Chaminade Julienne on Tuesday, Dec. 3 as the eighth STEMM Idol Speaker of the 2013-14 school year. All students are invited to attend presentations during homeroom periods in the library.

Formerly the development database coordinator at CJ, Campos now works at the WPAFB Air Force Research Laboratory as an aviation safety investigator. His duties include investigating mishaps, overseeing flight safety programs, and enforcing safety regulations.

STEMM Idol Speakers November 18 & 19

Chaminade Julienne welcomes professors from two prestigious universities this Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 18-19. All students are invited to the library during homeroom periods to find out more about the STEMM-related programs that Ohio higher education has to offer.

On Monday, professor Beth Hart from the University of Dayton School of Engineering will discuss the college, career, and travel abroad opportunities in engineering at UD and beyond. Then Tuesday, Dr. Dennis Heldman, Ph.D., of Ohio State University will expound upon food science’s role in tackling world hunger issues.

CJ STEMM Idol Speaker Crystal Taylor

All students are invited to explore college and career opportunities Tuesday, Nov. 5 with guest speaker Crystal Taylor from the University of Toledo’s College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

According to Taylor, studies show that by the year 2020 there will be a national shortage of pharmacists, with about 14,000 spots to fill in this region of the country alone. Meanwhile, the number of college of pharmacy graduates continues to rise. Ohio colleges ranked sixth nationally in the number of students receiving first year pharmacy degrees in 2011*.

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