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.

The Wright Scholar program is designed to give high school upperclassmen real-world career experience in the fields of engineering and science. Students are employed full time for approximately 9 to 10 weeks during the summer and work on an assigned research project under the guidance of a mentor. There is no cost, but applicants must be high school juniors and seniors (at least 16 years of age) and hold a GPA of 3.5 or higher. All applications must be received no later than Friday, Jan. 10 at 5 p.m.

Mike Ooten is a 2009 graduate of The Ohio State University and a former Wright Scholar himself. His wife Amanda teaches science and PLTW biomedical science courses at CJ.

For more information about the Wright Scholar program and other summer STEMM opportunities, visit the "Summer Programs" and "Internships" pages at www.cjeagles.org/cj-stemm/cj-stemm or contact Meg Draeger, CJ STEMM coordinator.