STEMM

STEMM Idol: Stephanie Birkenhauer

The engineering field is constantly growing, and the faculty and staff at the University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering & Applied Science (CEAS) has recognized that for decades. On Tuesday, October 20, Stephanie Birkenhauer, a CEAS coordinator, visited CJ to talk to students about how the university is staying at the forefront of this study.

"Just as an example, environmental engineering is one of the fastest growing areas," said Birkenhauer. "The students in this field help build sustainability systems to continue booming industries."

Students Create Recycling Machines

CJ engineering students were given a chance to take the future of recycling into their own hands when they recently worked on a recyclability project.

The assignment had students "working" for a fictional parks department. The "workers" were asked to create a machine that would recognize the difference between the same size objects, but the objects would be made of different materials. The same size object in this scenario was portrayed through marbles.

Idol Focuses on Children's Mental Health

The mental health status of a child is just as important as it is for an adult. CJ's final STEMM Idol of the school year, Dr. Gregory Ramey, reiterated this thought when he spoke with students during homerooms on Tuesday, April 28.

Dr. Ramey received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Lake Forest College in 1971. He continued his studies and received his Master’s degree in education from Harvard University and his MS, Ph.D. in child clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts.

STEMM Event Held For 7th Graders

If you want a drink of water, there is usually a faucet or water fountain nearby where you are able to quench your thirst. You also usually do not have to question whether or not the water is safe to drink. Some people who live in remote villages in Africa can now also have safe drinking water thanks to a Pur packet filter system which removes the harmful toxins from water in less than a half hour.

The lesson was just one of several that 7th grade students from St. Albert the Great, St. Christopher, and St. Peter schools learned when they visited CJ on Tuesday.

7 CJ Students Chosen For Program

CJ STEMM courses not only educate students in science, technology, engineering, math and medical fields, but also prepares them to use their education in work-related situations.

Recently, seven students were accepted to participate in the Wright Scholar Research Assistant Program this summer. Organizers of this prestigious program only choose a small group of students to participate in the program each year.

STEMM Speaker Idol Series

March is National Save Your Vision Month. To close out the STEMM Speaker Series for the month, Catherine McDaniel, '00, spoke with students on Tuesday, March 31.

McDaniel is an associate professor of Clinical Optometry & Chief of Binocular Vision and Pediatric (BVP) Clinic at The Ohio State University, College of Optometry. McDaniel has been with OSU for three years but has been working in the optometry field for seven years.

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