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.

As a high school senior Cameron proudly participated in the inaugural year of the CJ STEMM program, taking Mrs. O'Loughlin's PLTW principles of biomedical sciences class. He currently studies in the University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering and Applied Science's biomedical engineering program. The fifth year senior will earn his bachelor's degree in April with a minor in medical science from the UC College of Medicine.

Through UC's co-op program, Cameron has been employed at Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a surgical device company based in Cincinnati, Ohio; Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and St. Louis Children's Hospital; and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. For the past four years, he has conducted biomedical research in the areas of biomaterials and tissue engineering, developmental biology, and stem cell therapy.

He is the recipient of the Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program, for Ohio residents, and the National Science Foundation's STEM Talent Expansion Scholarship Program, for encouraging young students to pursue careers in STEM.

In addition to classroom and work experience, Cameron has served as president of the UC Biomedical Engineering Society and is an associate member of the university's chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society. His research has been published and nominated for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, a prestigious national award.

Cameron recently completed a yearlong clinical internship program for pre-medical students at Crossroad Health Center in the Over-the-Rhine community of downtown Cincinnati. He will begin medical school at UC next year and plans to pursue a career in primary healthcare for the underprivileged.