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Archbishop Carroll High School earns top Ohio STEM award for third time in five years

September 08, 2022
By Archbishop Carroll High School

For the third time since 2018, The Ohio Academy of Science awarded Archbishop Carroll High School the Harold C. Shaw Memorial Award, its most prestigious honor for student success at State Science Day.

Archbishop Carroll High School's group of 17 students presented independent STEM research projects at State Science Day as part of a virtual event for the second year in a row.  Schools must send at least four students to present research, and 80% of those projects must earn the highest possible rating of Superior. All other projects must score at least an Excellent rating, and all students who register for the event must present his/her research.  14 Patriots earned Superior ratings, and three earned Excellent ratings for their projects.  Carroll students also combined to win 22 special awards which include several scholarships and cash prizes.

“Earning the Shaw Award is a huge accomplishment for our students and their teachers.  It is an honor to be recognized by a state-wide organization for the outstanding work these folks do year-in and year-out,  Inquiry-based learning and research are fundamental to an education at Archbishop Carroll High School; especially in the STEM curriculum. This award is a recognition of that commitment and we could not be more proud!”

Only seven other schools across Ohio earned the Shaw Award, but Carroll’s group of 17 students more than doubled the number of students that represented the next closest school at seven participants.  According to the Ohio Academy of Science, more than 1,000 Ohio students participated in the 2022 State Science Day.
 

Carroll alumna is one of two University of Dayton students first to complete new life science quality assurance minor

February 09, 2022
By University of Dayton
Hayley Jesse '19 is one of two University of Dayton students first to complete new life science quality assurance minor

Abigail Lee, a senior biology major from Mason, Ohio, and Hayley Jesse (Carroll High School Class of 2019, pictured right), a junior chemical engineering major from Dayton, are the first students to complete the University of Dayton’s quality assurance in the life science industries minor. Launched during the 2020-21 academic year within the College of Arts and Sciences, the minor is intended to prepare students for careers in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and biomedical device industries.

Housed in premedical programs, the minor provides students with skills to assure product quality, safety and efficacy, and meet the industry’s scientific and business challenges. The curriculum includes industry-specific courses about regulatory and legal requirements, product development and risk analysis, as well as microbiology and business courses.

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on the University of Dayton website.  Click here to read the entire article.

WHIO-TV: Teaching in a Pandemic

November 20, 2020
By Carroll High School
Carroll High School science teacher Dr. Christina O' Malley appears on the WHIO-TV podcast "Cloudy with a chance of Podcast" with Meteorologists McCall Vrydaghs and Kirstie Zontini to discuss teaching during the coronavirus pandemic

Editor's Note: The full version of this story appears on whio.com.  Visit their website to view or listen to the podcast in its entirety.

Teaching can be challenging, but with new guidelines and plans schools have to follow to slow the spread of COVID-19, it can be even harder. Dr. Christina O’Malley is a science teacher at Carroll High School who is on a mission to keep her students engaged in science even if they can’t always be together in the classroom.

Dr. O’Malley studied at Wright State University, got her master’s at the University of Dayton, and then pursued her Ph.D. at Ohio State. She returned to her hometown to teach and has been dedicated to encouraging her students to explore and enjoy the sciences.

Carroll continues STEM Excellence streak, nine teachers honored by Ohio Academy of Science

September 04, 2020
By Carroll High School
2020 Ohio Academy of Science Governor’s Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEM Education winners at Carroll High School.

Carroll High School remains the only area high school to earn the Ohio Academy of Science Governor’s Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEM Education every year since its inception after once again winning the honor in 2020.

According to the Ohio Academy of Science, the criteria for the Thomas Edison Award for Excellence are: (1) conduct a local science fair with twelve or more students, (2) qualify two or more of these students for one of the Academy's 17 district science days, (3) have students participate in at least one or more youth science opportunities beyond the classroom such as State Science Day, Buckeye Science & Engineering Fair, Science Olympiad, and other structured STEM-related youth activities, (4) and convince external STEM professionals how and to what extent the school’s program met the Academy’s definition of STEM education. 

2019-20 Carroll faculty Dr. Christina O’ Malley, Laurie Fuhr, Mary Ollier, Katie Baker, Diane Keller, Laura Wright, Meghan Mulligan, Mike Lakin, and Todd Tayloe earned individual recognition from the review committee.  

  • Carroll High School offers six Advanced Placement courses in STEM fields
  • 19 Carroll students presented pre-college research at the 2020 Virtual Ohio State Science Day.  16 of those students earned a “Superior” rating, the highest rating possible
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Linking Science and Faith: State of the Art STEM Lab Made Possible by Contribution from Catholic Nuclear Physicist

September 04, 2020
By The Catholic Telegraph
The Miller Family Science Center at Carroll High School

This story originally appeared in The Catholic Telegraph.  Click here to read the entire article.

“The world is spiritual, but it is also scientific. The more our students today know about science, the better they will contribute to the world they will enter.”

This is the expressed motivation for Bob Barthelemy’s generous contribution to Carroll High School’s new STEM Lab. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, and according to this devoted scientist, the lab was the perfect opportunity for him to continue his long association with the Dayton-based Catholic high school.

Barthelemy was born in New Bedford, MA, and did his undergraduate studies in nuclear physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He then joined the Air Force, where his first assignment was to Wright Patterson Air Force Base. He later earned his PhD at Ohio State University. Bob’s long association with Carroll High School started with his three daughters, all graduates. Now, some of his grandchildren are beginning their own high school experiences at Carroll.

Barthelemy says, “The greatest contribution the new STEM Lab will make to a student’s experience at Carroll is that it will allow them to ‘do,’ not just study, science. I am an inherently inquisitive person. I am a scientist, and I know that doing science is what provides the greatest benefit to learning. There are many times when I have heard students say, ‘I do not see what this is for.’ I can show them what science is for. A lab allows students to experience how to apply what they study, how it will work in the real world.”

Tags: Faith, Science, STEM

Carroll earns Ohio Academy of Science's highest STEM Education honor at virtual science fair

July 06, 2020
By Carroll High School
2020 Carroll Science Day Grade Level Winners

The Ohio Academy of Science awarded Carroll High School the Harold C. Shaw Memorial Award, its highest honor, for the second time in three years at its Virtual State Science Day.

Carroll High School's group of 19 student researchers presented their STEM research projects virtually to comply with social distance and health orders instead of the traditional, in-person format.  That didn’t stop 16 students from adjusting their presentations to earn the highest rating of superior.  The three other students earned the second-highest rating of excellent, meeting the OAS’s criteria for the Shaw Award.  Schools must send at least four students to present research, and 80% of those projects must earn a Superior rating. All projects must score at least an excellent rating, and all students who register for the event must present his/her research.  

Carroll was the only high school in the Dayton region to earn the Shaw Award in 2020, and this is the second time Carroll has earned the award since 2018.  13 Patriots earned special awards in their research categories for outstanding projects.

Students present STEM Research at Carroll Science Day
Students present STEM Research at Carroll Science Day

State Science Day Participants and Special Award Winners

Jack Agnew '23 - “The Effect of Antenna Length on SDS-B”: Superior Award

Kevin Agnew '21 - “LED Pacing System for Runners”: Superior Award (Believe in Ohio STEM Entrepreneurship 1st Place Award and $200; Statistical Analysis 1st Place Award)

Grace Bete '23 - “The Effect of CaCO3 on the Dissolution of Ibuprofen”: Superior Award

Sophia Carter '21 - “Effectiveness of Steam vs. Chemical  Cleaning”: Superior Award (Governor’s Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in Biotechnology and Biomedical Technologies 4th Place Award and $250 Scholarship; The Ohio State University College of Engineering $1,000 Scholarship renewable for 3 years)

Vivian Dao '22 - “Optimal Thermal Insulation Using Aerogels”: Superior Award (Outstanding Physics Project 3rd Place Award and $50)

Kelly Dong '22 - “Salinity Mitigation Using Straw Mulch on Pisium sativum”: Superior Award

Ellie Erich '21 - “The Effect of Sound Waves on Glycine max:  Phase 2”: Superior Award (Ohio Soybean Bioscience 3rd Place Award and $250)

Hayden Everding '23 - “Harmonics in Harmonicas”: Superior Award

Cameron Neidhard '21 - “Developing an Application to Measure Stroop Interference in Bilinguals”: Superior Award (Believe in Ohio STEM Entrepreneurship Honorable Mention Award and $25 gift card)

Josh Orlett '21 - “Effect of Various Aggregates on Concrete  Strength”: Superior Award (Excellence Award for Civil Engineering Projects Honorable Mention Award; Outstanding Civil/Environmental  Engineering 2nd Place Award and $150)

Trinity Raber '21 - “The Effect of Various Food Textures on Eisenia foetida Castings”: -Superior Award (Believe in Ohio STEM Entrepreneurship Honorable Mention Award and $25 gift card; Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Outstanding Naturalist Award)

Josie Rose '21 - “Negative Effects of Plastic Leachate on  Spirulina major”: Superior Award (Governor’s Award for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research 3rd Place Award and $100; Stone Laboratory Scholarship)

Meredith Sanders '23 - “Desalination of Salt Water Using Halophytic Rhizophora mangle”: Superior Award (American Water Works 3rd Place Award and $100)

Karissa Speakman '23 - “The Effect of Roofing Material on Rainwater Collection”: Superior Award

Caroline Wittman '21 - “The Effect of Water Conductivity on Prey- Catching Behavior in  Apteronotus albifrons”: Superior Award (Milt Austin Aquatic Science 1st Place Award and $150; Veterinary Medicine 3rd Place Award and $150)

Katie  Wittman '21 - “Use of Hydrophytes to Phytoremediate Fertilizer Contaminated Water”: Superior Award (Governor’s Award for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research 2nd Place Award and $100; Soil and Water Conservation 2nd Place Award and $100)

Caden Bistrek '23 - “The Effectiveness of Headgear in Soccer”: Excellent Award

Anthony Gabriele '21 - “Designing a Programming System in Children with Developmental Coordination  Disorder”: Excellent Award (Believe in Ohio STEM Entrepreneurship 1st Place Award and $200)

Seth Tivakaran '23 - “The Effect of Different Food Substances on  Lactate Build-up”: Excellent Award (Osteopathic Medical 2nd Place Award and $100)

University of Dayton: Carroll High School Student Expands Research with Help from Vision Lab at the University of Dayton

March 03, 2020
By University of Dayton
Ashley Martin '20 at the University of Dayton Vision Lab

The full story first appeared on the University of Dayton website on March 2, 2020.  Written by Elizabeth Skelin, marketing communications intern.

Ashley Martin, a Carroll High School student, set ambitious goals for her science fair project and reached out to the University of Dayton’s Dr. Vijay Asari and his Vision Lab team to help achieve them.

Inspired by her work in a center for people with disabilities, Martin became interested in how brain machine interface (BMI) systems could help people with mobility issues to express themselves creatively. Using electroencephalography, a technique for recording and interpreting the electrical activity of the brain, and robotic arms, her project would allow people to paint by using mental commands.

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Carroll students earn two ISEF spots, 16 special awards at Montgomery County Science Day

March 02, 2020
By Carroll High School
2020 International Science and Engineering Fair qualifiers from Carroll High School

36 Patriots continued Carroll's tradition of STEM excellence at the 2020 Montgomery County Science Day by earning high scores, special awards, and two out of three available spots at the world's most prestigious pre-college science research events.

Ryan Ballou '21 (Effect of Berberine on Gregarine Infections of Tenebrio molitor: An Organiz Alternative to Antibiotics for Protozoan Gut Infections) and Cameron Neidhard '21 (Developing an Application to Measure Stroop Interference in Bilinguals) won two of the three available spots at the International Science and Engineering Festival this May in Anaheim, California.  Anthony Gabriele '21 (Designing a Programming System for Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder) was selected as one of two alternates for the event.

Out of the 36 Carroll students who presented research, 31 earned Superior ratings, the highest mark at the event.  Our students also won 16 special awards:

Meredith Sanders '23 and David Ferguson '21 at Montgomery County Science Day
Meredith Sanders '23 and David Ferguson earned special awards
for their research at 2020 Montgomery County Science Day
  • Association of Old Crows Kittyhawk Chapter Award: Kevin Agnew '21, Jack Agnew '23, and Hayden Everding '23
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Award: Jack Agnew '23
  • ASM Materials Education Foundation Award - Grace Braun '23
  • Association for Women Geoscientists Student Award for Geoscience Excellence: Katie Wittman '21
  • Society for InVitro Biology Outstanding Achievement Award: Ryan Ballou '21
  • RICOH Sustainable Development Award 2020: Karissa Speakman '23
  • MU Theta Alpha: Jack Agnew '23
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2020 Taking the Pulse of the Planet Award: Meredith Sanders '23
  • Stockholm Junior Water Prize, Regional Water Prize Award: Caroline Wittman '21, Katie Wittman '21
  • Office of Naval Research Naval Science Award: Meredith Sanders '23 and David Ferguson '21
  • U. S. Air Force Award: Jack Agnew '23 and Grace Braun '23

Carroll Wins Ohio STEM Excellence Award for the 19th Year in a Row

August 30, 2019
By Carroll High School

Carroll High School remains the only area high school to earn the Ohio Academy of Science Governor’s Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEM Education every year since its inception after once again winning the honor in 2019.

The award recognizes schools and educators who stimulate scientific research and technological design and extend opportunities beyond traditional classroom activities. Forty professionals representing STEM employers from business, industry, government, and academia evaluate each school’s application for the award.

2018-19 Carroll faculty Dr. Christina O’ Malley, Laurie Fuhr, Mary Ollier, Dr. Martha Carter, Dr. Caroline Metosh-Dickey, Katie Baker, Diane Keller, Laura Wright, and Todd Tayloe as well as new 2019-20 faculty member Sarah Lesiak earned individual recognition from the review committee.  

  • Carroll High School offers six Advanced Placement courses in STEM fields
  • Twenty-four Carroll students pre-college research at the 2019 Ohio State Science Day. Fifteen of those students earned a “Superior” rating, the highest rating possible 
  • Two members of the Class of 2021 were selected to present pre-college research at the 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the most prestigious science fair in the world

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