STEAM Club

STEAM CLUB 2016-2017

The Seton Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) club has four objectives for the 2016-17 school year.

Preparation for the TSA- TEAMS competition at the University of Cincinnati.

Learning the basics of coding.

Designing and building a CANstruction sculpture for Seton’s Open House.

Assist Seton students to be placed in local engineering companies to shadow or intern.

Moderator: Mrs. Lois Childers
Membership is open to any interested student. Please contact Mrs. Childers at childersl@setoncincinnati.org for more information. 

 

Field Trips

 

Making it Real Field Trip to VEGA America

On October 27, 2016 five Seton students spent the day at VEGA Americas, an advanced manufacturing facility in Oakley.  The visit was organized by Dream It, Do It OKI as part of their "Making It Real: Girls and Manufacturing" program.  This annual event is designed to familiarize female high school students with career opportunities in modern manufacturing. 

The students witnessed first-hand the various aspects of Vega Americas’ operations, from engineering, testing and fabrication, to marketing and human resources. During lunch the students enjoyed a question and answer session with four female professionals from different departments within VEGA Americas along with Icy L. Williams, CEO and owner of ATMOS 360 Inc.  The panelists shared their educational backgrounds along with what it’s like to work in a modern Advanced Manufacturing business.

 Making it Real Workshop

(Juniors:  Libby Mannix, Katie Erpenbeck, Sophomores: Olivia Hensley, Julia Gibbs, Rachel Meyer,)

 

GE Women in Leadership Workshop

On December 8, 2016, Honors Precalculus students took the opportunity to participate in the Women Leadership Workshop at General Electric in Evendale in Cincinnati. This half-day workshop was devoted to connecting young women to high performing professionals in a casual environment in order to foster leadership and mentoring. The event explored topics including “Leading as Women”, “Personal Board of Directors”, and “The Power of Diversity”. Students participated in round-table discussion with GE professionals from engineering, sales, finance, accounting, human resources, marketing, operations, and information technology.

Back Row (left to right): Analise Kandra, Olivia Webber, Bella Lohmiller, Maria Richter, Hannah Beiting, and Tricia McHale.

Front Row (left to right): Paige Dean, Alex Fieler, Millie Poehner, and Carly Hawk.

 

CANstruction Project

Students from the STEAM Club spent the month of October building a structure out of canned goods to represent "Seton Strong" for the 2016 Open House. The students used 3-D printing software to model the project and determine the number off cans. The entire school then became involved in collecting cans of the right size and color. The students in STEAM club had the opportunity to learn a lot about design and construction during this project while celebrating their school. Afterwards, all the cans were donated to the Holy Family Food Pantry!

CANstruction group

 

TSA-TEAMS Competition at the University of Cincinnati

The competition takes places on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Seton is sending a team of eight students to compete against other high school teams both locally and nationally. The competition has three components – an essay submitted electronically prior to the competition, multiple choice questions based upon eight engineering-type scenarios with a theme of “Engineering the Environment”, and a design/build competition using a predetermined collection of materials.

 

Varsity Team Members:

TSA team 2016-2017 

Back Row: Libby Mannix Sarah Neumeister, Hannah Schwaeble, Kathryn Eary, Anna Lanzillotta, Emma Ochs

Front Row: Audrey Laiveling, Sammy Riegler

 

       Upcoming Dates:

Meeting Dates (All practices are from 7:00 – 7:40 a.m. in room 229 at Seton)

  1. Essay Practice
  • Tuesday, January 10
  • Wednesday, January 11
  • Tuesday, January 17
  • Wednesday, January 18
  1. Egg Drop Device
  • Tuesday, January 24
  • Wednesday, January 25
  • Tuesday, January 31
  1. Multiple Choice
  • Tuesday, February 14
  • Wednesday, February 15
  1. Design/Build Practice
  • Tuesday, February 21
  • Wednesday, February 22

          Competition Date – Tuesday, February 28, 2017

 

Coding with Candice

 

Seton graduate Candice McCarthy ’08 worked with Seton students for four consecutive mornings before school to introduce them to coding. The workshop piqued their interest and as a result, Caitlyn Thai, Sammy Riegler and Nina Wurzelbacher wrote code to create webpages for the Seton clubs on the Seton website.

 

INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati

 

Seton is starting a chapter of the INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati during the 2016-17 school year. The goal for the first year is to participate in the TechOlympics Expo in February, 2017.