STEMM

CJ STEMM Idol Speakers - UD ETHOS

The motto of the CJ STEMM program is, “Empowering students to serve the world.” While University of Dayton engineering students Craig Attenweiler ‘16 and Katrina Staker ‘13 didn’t attend CJ, they certainly know all about living out this philosophy.

Over the summer, Craig and Katrina each decided to use their engineering knowledge and expertise to assist the needy in South America and Asia through the university’s ETHOS cultural immersion program. CJ students are invited to come hear about their adventures this Tuesday, Sept. 9 during the next STEMM Idol Speaker presentation.

DBJ Cover Story: Rethinking the Classroom

In a constantly evolving world replete with smart devices, social media and mobile apps, how are educators able to effectively reach students? By adapting.

Dayton Business Journal reporter Tristan Navera recently examined how and why the delivery of education has evolved in the classrooms of Wright State, the University of Dayton and Chaminade Julienne. It’s a change the DBJ believes equates to better-prepared graduates who enter the workforce ready to face the challenges of today’s high-tech, high-demand jobs.

CJ Participates in NCEA STREAM Symposium

Officials from Chaminade Julienne were invited to present the school’s CJ STEMM program as a model for fellow private and parochial schools at the National Catholic Educational Association’s (NCEA) inaugural New Directions STREAM Symposium this summer.

The three day conference, hosted on the campus of the University of Dayton in late June, brought educators from all over the United States together to discuss ways of effectively incorporating religion and the arts into existing STEM curricular programs.

Pros Intervene in PLTW Coursework

After a quick demonstration by guest presenter Dr. Steve Huffman (pictured below), students in Mrs. Amy O’Loughlin’s medical interventions class snapped on the rubber gloves and got to work. Using the tools of the trade, students sutured the broken ends of two balloons, as if it were a vein in need of mending, at their lab tables in the CJ STEMM Center.

This simulated operation is just one of many examples of the hands-on approach to teaching and learning that, combined with instruction from the experts, makes Project Lead the Way curriculum at CJ so innovative and engaging.

STEMM Idol Speaker Jodi Allen

If problem solving is your thing, consider learning more about the field of manufacturing and industrial engineering Tuesday, April 8 with this week's STEMM Idol Speaker, Jodi Allen.

Allen works as an equipment services manager at Crown Equipment Corporation in New Bremen, Ohio. She will share more about her job overseeing groups of professionals as they work to support the company's goal of producing quality forklift trucks in a quick and cost effective manner.

Eagles Battle at Xtreme Bots Competition

An innovative battle bot design by a team of six CJ Project Lead the Way (PLTW) engineering students literally and figuratively caught the attention of opponents and onlookers at the 2014 Spring Ohio Robotics XtremeBOTS Competition.

The Eagles placed ninth among a field of about 60 bots built by 19 college and high school teams from Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania. Their machine, officially named “Blue Eyes, White Dragon,” earned a more fitting nickname after making it to the Sweet 16 round of the competition.

Students Discover Their Science Niche

Students with an interest in STEMM fields don't necessarily need to be enrolled in CJ's nationally certified Project Lead the Way curriculum for exposure to valuable learning experiences inside and outside the classroom.

During the first week in March, a group of students taking environmental and physical science courses with teachers Caty Maga and Jessie Hanley helped younger students from around the Miami Valley learn how to be energy efficient at this year’s Dayton Power and Light (DP&L) and Vectren Energy Fair.

STEMM Idol Speaker Dr. Jim Olson, PhD

Dr. Jim Olson, Ph.D., of Wright State University returns to CJ to celebrate Brain Awareness Week with students on Tuesday, March 18.

The professor and researcher will discuss topics in neuroscience, emergency medicine and the functions of the human brain with all interested students during homeroom sessions in the library. This year marks Dr. Olson’s third appearance as a STEMM Idol Speaker.

Hoopla Challenge and STEMM Event

Hundreds of Dayton area families took to the hardwood and filled the halls of the CJ STEMM Center at the 3rd Annual Hoopla Challenge and 1st Annual STEM Education Event on Selection Sunday, March 16.

In partnership with the Dayton Hoopla's celebration of the NCAA First Four games, CJ hosted a basketball shooting competition for grades K-8 for a second consecutive year. Students competed for prizes including posters, Hoopla t-shirts, autographed basketballs, tickets to the 2014 NCAA First Four games at UD Arena, iTunes gift cards and 15 iPad minis.

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