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:
|9/11/13||Overview: S.T.E.M. Club Goals & Activities||Dr. Mohamed Ayoub|
|9/25/13||Chemistry through the Eyes of an Analytical Scientist: Developing Analytical Methods as an Integral Part of Experimental Design.||Bill Wobig, MS, Analytical R&D Scientist I, Cambridge Major Labs, Germantown|
|10/9/13||Wisconsin's Changing Climate: Impacts & Adaptation||David Liebl, Outreach Coordinator, UW-Madison & UW-Coop Extension|
|10/23/13||Renewable Energy in Wisconsin||Elizabeth Hittman, Dir., Midwest Renewable Energy Assoc. Milwaukee|
|11/6/13||Sustainability: No More Gettin' Ready to Get Ready to Get Ready||Kosh Samuel, Energy Systems Group|
|11/20/13||The Geospatial Revolution: Transforming How We Map Our World||Jim Lacy, Wisconsin State Cartographer's Office, Geography Dept. UW-Madison|
|12/4/13||IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole||Dr. James Madsen, Prof. Physics, UW-River Falls|
|2/5/14||Farming in Ozaukee and Washington Counties||Angela Rester, Executive Director, Wellspring, Inc. West Bend|
|2/19/14||Engineering Design||Kyle Ressler, Systems Engineer, Riding Lawn Equipment, John Deere, Horicon|
|3/5/14||Milwaukee River Watershed||Jeff Martinka, Ex. Dir. Sweet Water, Milwaukee & Chris Litzau, Great Lakes Community Cons. Corps|
|3/26/14||Managing Your Lawn the Wisconsin Way||Dr. Doug Soldat, Assoc. Prof. & UW-Ext. Specialist, UW-Madison|
|4/9/14||Designs and Patterns across Cultures||Dr. Darrah Chavey, Assoc. Prof, Beloit College|
|4/21-25||Celebrating Earth Week
Celebrating Arbor Day
|4/23/14||Blue Walleye Mucus as a Genetic Marker||Dr. Subramanian Ramaswamy, Professor & Dean, Institute for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine, Bangalore, India|
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: Alexander Davis
Vice-President: Andrew Dorst
Club Founder & 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.