On November 18, 19, 20, over 200 Lasallian educators gathered in Cincinnati, Ohio, at the 2010 Heuther Lasallian Conference, sponsored by the Brothers of the Christian Schools, United States and Toronto Region. The three-day conference offered faculty members the opportunity to participate in various sessions focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiatives.
CBA Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs Judy Killion and Science Department faculty member Griffin Harmon attended the conference. Harmon facilitated a session for faculty and administrators to explore career issues facing science teachers, particularly those teaching at Lasallian and other private schools. The purpose of the session was to provide a forum for an exchange of ideas and best practices concerning recruitment, retention and time commitment for comprehensive science curricula.
Keynote speakers included Rev. George Coyne, SJ, president of the Vatican Observatory Foundation; Alex Cirillo, retired vice president at 3M; and Story Musgrave, retired NASA astronaut. Highlights of the conference also included a showcase on digital tools for math and science education.
CBA Science Faculty member Griffin Harmon presents at the Heuther Conference
Vice Principal Judy Killion (far left) and Griffin Harmon (far right) participate in a group discussion at the conference