Focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
The S.T.E.M. Club meets during the noon hour (12:00-12:50pm) in Room 228 on the following dates:
|9/10/14||Overview: S.T.E.M. Club Goals & Activities||Dr. Mohamed Ayoub|
|9/24/14||Land Use & Transportation in Southeastern Wisconsin||Ben McKay, Principal Planner, SEWRPC|
|10/8/14||Recycling & Waste Management in Wisconsin||Lynn Morgan, Waste Management, Germantown|
|10/20/14||Celebrating National Chemistry Week, October 20-24, 2014
Theme: The Sweet Side of Chemistry
Student posters and displays in the Collins Science Building and Campus library
Speaker: Dr. Kim Kostka, Professor of Chemistry, UW-Rock County, Janesville
|11/5/14||Environmental Law in Wisconsin||Kimberlee Wright, Executive Director,
Midwest Environmental Advocates, Madison
|11/18/14||Eco-Mapping||Anne Reis, GIS & Field Data Specialist, Urban Ecology Center, Milwaukee|
|12/1/14||Biotechnology||Dr. Tom Zinnen, Biotechnology Outreach Specialist, UW-Madison & UW-Extension|
The S.T.E.M. club, formerly known as Science & Math Club, was established in fall 2000. It encourages students’ active participation and leadership role in all S.T.E.M. fields and disciplines, including Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Nursing, Physics, Astronomy, Medicine, and Pharmacy. The club welcomes everyone and charges no admission.
If you are interested in joining the S.T.E.M. Club or need more information, please contact:
Dr. Mohamed Ayoub
(262) 335-5250, ext. 234.
Spring 2014 Officers
President: Andrew Dorst & Morgan Vanderschaegen
Vice-President: Gavin Marsh & Dylan Stemper
Treasurer:April Stern & Adriana Enriquez
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mohamed Ayoub
- Facilitate and enhance students’ understanding of S.T.E.M.
- Promote students’ active involvement and participation in co-curricular S.T.E.M.-based activities
- Attract, recruit and retain more students in the S.T.E.M. fields
- Help form a S.T.E.M. community on campus
- Strengthen the links among the S.T.E.M. departments
- Build relationships with area industry and research institutions
- Assist in improving the teaching and learning of S.T.E.M. on campus
Student paid internship programs between UW-WC Chemistry Department and several area companies have been established. Firms include: Cedarburg Pharmaceuticals, Chem-Tech International in Random Lake and Serigraph, Inc. (Research & Development) in West Bend. Additional collaborative projects are being developed with the local industry as well as area public schools.
Guest speakers have included : Mr. Mike Terlizzi (Vice President for New Development, Serigraph Inc.), Mr. Alan Hoeschel (Chief Chemist, Serigraph, Inc.), Dr. Heidi Fencl (Director of the UWS Women Program, UW-Oshkosh), Mr. Richard Katschke (Medical College of Wisconsin), Dr. Mike Cahill (Physics, UWWC), Dr. Ro Cahill (Math, UWWC), Dr. Mohamed Ayoub (Chemistry, UW-WC), Ms. Ann Morris (School of Engineering, UW-Madison), Dr. Wayne Schaefer and Dr. Toye Ekunsanmi (Biology, UW-WC), Mr. John Pike (The F. Dohmen Co), Dr. Waleed Qoronfleh (Pierce Co.), Dr. Thomas Holmes (UW-Milwaukee), Mr. David Parkinson (Hydrite Chemical Co.), Mr. Daryl Jaeger (Weasler Engineering Inc.), Dr. Anders Schenstrom (Chair, Physics and Chemistry Department, Milwaukee School of Engineering), Professor Emeritus Tom Gross (Arts, UW-WC), and Dr. Peng Gao (Aldrich Co.), Mr. Timothy Schmidt (Founder and President, Schmidt Engineering, Inc.), Mr. Randall Plekker (Executive Vice President, SYSCO Food Service of Eastern Wisconsin), Ms. Tiffany Larson (St. Joseph Community Hospital), Dr. Brent McCowen (Horticulture, UW-Madison), Professor Cindy Brown (Program Director and Coordinator, Clinical Laboratory, UW-Milwaukee), Mr. Terrance Kiekhaefer (Director of Public Works, West Bend), Mr. Dan Peplinski (Senior Hydrogeologist, Layne Christensen, Inc.), Mr. Jim Kell (Superintendent, West Bend Water Utility). The Science and Math Club also arranges visits and field trips to local companies such as Serigraph, Inc., etc.