Battelle Hosts Cyber Night for the STEM Academy
Posted April 30, 2013
Battelle hosted a Cyber Night for the STEM Academy at its Eastern Science and Technology Center in Aberdeen, Maryland, on Thursday, April 18. More than 100 parents, students, and future STEM students attended the event. Some of the topics presented at Cyber Night included cyber hygiene, mobile forensics, cyber engineering, cryptography, and biometric authentication. Attendees also had the chance to learn about the history of the Battelle Memorial Institute and its role in the field of cyber security from two of Battelle’s Vice Presidents, Dean Ertwine and David Fisher. John Carroll’s college counselor, Carrie Siemsen, presented information on possible degree programs in cyber security and other related fields. Link to Article in Baltimore Sun
Students Learn About Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Posted March 19, 2013
On Friday, March 15th, twenty-three John Carroll female students, including those girls currently in the STEM Academy, attended a discussion panel at Battelle Eastern Science and Technology Center in Aberdeen. The panel was titled “Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.” The members of the panel were professional women who worked as a microbiologist, chemical engineer, accountant, oncology nurse, genetic counselor, health promotion officer, and 2 engineering students from the University of Maryland. Several of the panelists had advanced degrees in their fields. The panelists talked about their education and their experiences in their careers. The girls had the opportunity to ask the panelists several questions and to talk with them individually about their own interests and how they might pursue those interests. The panel was presented by Battelle’s Women’s Group and Multicultural Employee Resource Group (MERG).
Posted February 8, 2013
The JC Robotics team will be competing on Saturday, February 9, 2012, at Havre de Grace High School. After the last competition the team decided to completely redesign their robot using their experiences . This event is open to the public and competitions will be from 10:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Please try to stop by and see our students and their robot in action.
Robotics Team Update
Posted January 30, 2013
On Saturday the robotics team traveled to the University of Delaware for a state level competition against some of the best teams in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and 1 team all the way from Singapore. The team competed in 7 matches through out the day but were hit hard with some bad luck when the robot broke in the 1st and 2nd matches. However, the team showed amazing teamwork and ingenuity, fixing the robot quickly and never letting these setbacks slow them down or dampen their enthusiasm. Their perseverance was rewarded when the team received the Refs Award for Outstanding Match Play.
STEM Academy Tours Johns Hopkins Research Labs
Posted December 18, 2012
On Friday, November 30, 2012, the STEM Academy toured some of the various Robotics Research Labs at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. They also had the chance to try a mock surgery with the $2 million DaVinci Surgical Systems robot. To learn more about the STEM Academy's tour of the Hopkins lab, read story in The Patriot
The John Carroll School and Battelle Sign Agreement in Support of STEM Academy
Posted December 11, 2012
Richard J. O’Hara, President of The John Carroll Schoo,l and Dean Ertwine, Vice President for Battelle, met on Monday, December 10, 2012, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding in support of The John Carroll School STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Academy.
The John Carroll School and Battelle have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to excite and prepare John Carroll students for future careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The workforce needs of Harford County and the State of Maryland over the foreseeable future will demand highly skilled employees who are problem-solvers, innovators, and inventors. Additionally, they will require employees who are independent and can present work logically and persuasively.
The John Carroll School STEM Academy was launched in September 2012. This innovative program promises to provide John Carroll students with the skills and knowledge to enter the best STEM colleges and universities in the country. With standard, honors, and Advanced Placement curricular offerings focused on these four key subjects, students will learn a variety of "real world" applications that will prepare them for college majors, as well as expose them to STEM careers. Students who participate in the Academy will be eligible to receive a “Diploma with Distinction” in STEM. Engineering, computer-aided design, architecture, and robotics are just some of the courses offered, and an entire course of study has been mapped out to provide a program of excellence.
Battelle will support the John Carroll STEM Academy by offering students internships, job shadowing experiences, and student research support in their Junior and Senior years. Additionally, John Carroll faculty and professionals from Battelle will work together to develop curriculum enhancements for classroom teaching.
The John Carroll School has a strong reputation for preparing bright and motivated students for the top math and science university programs in the country while grounding students in the liberal arts. Each year, 99 percent of John Carroll graduates go on to college or university and receive record amounts of scholarship assistance. Once they have completed their education, more than 55 percent of our alumni return to the Harford County region to live and work.
Harford County and John Carroll are fortunate to have Battelle actively involved in the community. “As the largest independent research and development organization, Battelle provides innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing needs.” This mission aligns with John Carroll’s goal to shape our students to embrace opportunities and excel as responsible citizens in a global society.
As the world’s largest independent research and development organization, Battelle provides innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing needs through its four global businesses: Laboratory Management; National Security; Health and Life Sciences; and Energy, Environment and Material Sciences. It advances scientific discovery and application by conducting $6.2 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle oversees 22,000 employees in more than 130 locations worldwide, including eight national laboratories for which Battelle has a significant management role on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the United Kingdom.
Battelle also is one of the nation’s leading charitable trusts focusing on societal and economic impact and actively supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
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STEM Day a Success
Posted November 13, 2012
The John Carroll STEM Academy hosted STEM Day on November 10th. Sixty 7th and 8th graders and their families attended the event and participated in activities in architecture, engineering, chemistry, mathematics, and robotics. Principal Ball introduced the program by explaining the importance of STEM in the work force and what the STEM Academy can offer to future students.
JCS Hosts STEM Night
Posted October 10, 2012
The John Carroll School worked with the STEM Pipeline Committee of the Northeast Maryland Technology Council to host STEM Night on October 9th. Approximately 200 4th through 6th graders from local private and home schools attended the event. They participated in demonstrations in physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering. Some of the demonstrations were “Boiling Slime and Bubbling Ooze,” “Bridges de Chef Boyardee,” “Canister Rockets,” and “Elephant Toothpaste.” John Carroll’s Robotics Club also had an exhibit of one of its robots running throughout the evening. Check back for forthcoming information regarding John Carroll’s STEM Day on Saturday November 10th for 7th and 8th graders. Read more in The Patriot