On Tuesday, December 12, TRECA Digital Academy students participated in STEM Day with the Columbus Blue Jackets! The afternoon kicked off with an open skate on the main ice. Students loved being able to skate on the same ice as the players! After the open skate, students and families gathered to watch a video on the Blue Jackets’ founder, John McConnell. Students learned how he started the team and the barriers he overcame to create an NHL team in Columbus. The later half of the afternoon was filled with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics! Students had a Q&A with a panel of professionals from various industries including:
- Columbus Blue Jackets PA Announcer, Greg Murray
- IT Solutions Delivery Director at IGS Energy, Matt Keller
- Application Development Manager at IGS Energy, Rick Kierner
- Assistant Program Director for OB/GYN Residency at Mount Carmel Health and OSU, Elsie Young.
Students enjoyed asking the panel questions and learning about each of their fields. We learned about their day-to-day job responsibilities, the steps they took to get to where they are today, and also the challenges they face in their field. Their common piece of advice for students was to follow your passion!Facebook Share Twitter Tweet