Expanding the Classroom: CJ STEMM

Every day, CJ teachers are finding ways to expand the classroom for the benefit of students and colleagues. Through class trips, co-curricular competitions and clubs, guest presentations, professional development opportunities and more, faculty and staff are broadening horizons and pushing boundaries on the educational experience.

Check out what these CJ STEMM / Project Lead the Way faculty members are doing:

Science Fair Engages Area's STEMM Pros

With the help and expertise of local science, technology, engineering, math and medicine (STEMM) professionals, 11 students were selected to advance from the 2013 CJ Science Fair to the Montgomery County Science Day on March 2.

Thanks to the 12 judges who volunteered their time the evening of Feb. 7 to meet, hear from and share insights with this year’s 18 participants across grades 9-12 who presented projects in the cafeteria.

STEMM Idol Speaker Alexandra Bohler

This month’s second CJ STEMM Idol Speaker, a young professional at a local architecture firm, will discuss how she’s used her college degrees to serve others, and how high school students can specifically use the knowledge and tools they posses now to win college scholarships from the Dayton chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

New CJ STEMM Center Plans Announced

In order to keep pace with today’s advancements in curriculum and technology, Chaminade Julienne announces plans to open its brand new CJ STEMM Center at the start of school next year. The center will enhance the school’s preeminent Project Lead the Way curriculum for engineering and biomedical sciences. Because of this investment, students living in the greater Dayton region will now have access to a premier science, technology, engineering, math and medicine (STEMM) education delivered within a holistic, Catholic educational experience.

STEMM Idol Speaker Dan Mullins '97

In 1997, Dan Mullins was probably best known around Chaminade Julienne for leading the Eagles on the court as a senior captain and three-year varsity letterwinner on coach Joe Staley’s men’s basketball team. Today, the CJ alumnus lives in Germany and is excelling as an engineer at one of the world’s foremost automotive industry leaders, Porsche AG.

STEMM Idol Speaker Chris Woolley

Chaminade Julienne recognizes Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), Dec. 9-15, this Tuesday with STEMM Idol Speaker and software developer Chris Woolley.

First implemented nationally in 2010, CSEdWeek aims to raise awareness of computing’s growing role in today’s society and improve the level of computer science education available to children in grades K-12. All students are invited to get involved in CJ’s celebration during homeroom periods Dec. 11 in room 126.

STEMM Idol Speaker Brian Butler

Attend the month’s first CJ STEMM Idol Speaker Series session with mechanical engineer Brian Butler on Dec. 4 and get the scoop on an upcoming career exploration event for high school students.

For nearly 20 years, Butler has been employed with Emerson Climate Technologies. The company is the world’s leading provider of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications, according to its Web site.


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