STEMM Idol Speaker Dr. Jim Olson

Young minds had the opportunity to learn more about neuroscience when Dr. Jim Olson returned for a fourth year in the STEMM Idol Speaker Series. The professor and researcher could add "a magician's doubter" to his list of titles as he explained how our eyes and our mind works to defy illusions.

While presenting, Dr. Olson showed students to not believe everything they saw at first glance. He gave several examples where students first saw different images than their classmates. Dr. Olson went on to show students how the brain works and can sometimes trick what our eyes are seeing.

Brian Duffy, '74, Returns as STEMM Idol

Brian Duffy has spent three decades making workforces safe and environmentally friendly.

How he's been able to adapt to new technological advances and still keep his employer, Crown Equipment Corporation, compliant with safety standards was the focus of his presentation during the latest CJ STEMM Speaker Series.

Duffy is a 1974 graduate of CJ. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and a Masters degree in Environmental Planning from Arizona State University.

STEMM Idol Speaker Dr. Keith Watson

There are many opportunities in March to attend the CJ STEMM Idol Speaker series.

Whether you’ve attended all the 2014-15 homeroom sessions or if this is your first one, do not miss out on these unique opportunities to take an inside look at future college and career paths from professionals living them out.

On Tuesday, Mar. 3, all students were invited as Dr. Keith Watson visited from the Premier Health Specialists office in Yellow Springs. The veteran board certified OB/GYN has practiced medicine locally for almost 35 years, but don’t consider this doc “old school.”

CJ Stemm Idol Speaker Series

Get excited for our first STEMM Idol Speaker of the second semester!

All students are invited Tuesday, Jan. 27 as Craig Boman visits from the University of Dayton. This  Application Support Specialist works in the libraries of the University, and has a diverse interest spectrum- he has a background in music, information technology,  AND computer science!

STEMM Idol Speaker Hanen Alkhafaji '07

Alumna Hanen Alkhafaji ‘07 joins students as our next STEMM Idol Speaker during homeroom periods in the Trainor Library on Tuesday, Dec. 2.

Ms. Alkhafaji works as a software developer for PQ Systems, which is internationally headquartered in Dayton. The company has helped people in the manufacturing, healthcare, government, and service sectors provide proof of their quality performance for 30 years.

PLTW CEO Visits CJ Students, Staff

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) President and CEO Vince Bertram visited CJ the morning of Nov. 20 to meet biomedical science and engineering students and teachers, chat with school administration, and tour the $3.6 million CJ STEMM Center.

The head of the nation’s leading provider of K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education programs traveled from the non-profit organization’s headquarters in Indianapolis to Dayton to present at the PLTW Ohio Fall Conference at Sinclair.

STEMM Idol Speaker Jennifer Pennington

A job in paper is waiting for you!

Did you know that students today are pursuing highly sought-after degrees in — of all things — paper, and securing good-paying jobs as a result? It’s true, and people are doing it all right here locally in Ohio!

Take it from someone who has been there and done just that this Tuesday, Nov. 25. STEMM Idol Speaker Jennifer Pennington visits CJ to discuss opportunities in the paper business during all homeroom periods in the library.

STEMM Idol Speaker Sarah Krug '09

CJ welcomes alumna Sarah Krug ‘09 who presents at her alma mater Tuesday as our next STEMM Idol Speaker.

The Notre Dame and University of Dayton grad returns to her roots to talk electro-optics — or the interaction between light and electricity within materials and devices — during all homeroom periods in the Trainor Library.


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