Weekly Roundup: STEM career night, marathon runner, library events

Catch up on what happened this week in Medford.

Lenape Regional High School District holds STEM Career Night

Brian Gutherman, a Cherokee High School graduate and mechanical engineer with his own consulting business in Shamong, speaks to students at the Lenape Regional High School District’s STEM Career night at Lenape High School.

The Lenape Regional High School District is no stranger to having its teachers and administrators extol the virtues of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) throughout its classrooms.

Yet for nearly an hour and half last week, the district was lucky enough to have about 20 professionals from various STEM fields on hand to personally share experiences from their careers with interested students and their families.

Last week marked the LRHSD’s annual STEM Career Night at Lenape High School, where students and their families from the district’s four high schools could choose to attend up to three, 20-minute presentations hosted by professionals working in various STEM-related careers.

Just some of the presenters on hand included a geotechnical engineer, an electronic engineer, a pharmacist, a professor of computer science, a cardiologist, an environmental engineer, an engineer from Exelon Nuclear, a senior architect from Lockheed Martin and more.

The full story can be found here.

Medford resident runs for a cure

Medford resident Sean Kennedy plans to tackle the 123rd Boston Marathon one step at a time this April.

On April 15, Kennedy will join thousands of others in the challenge to complete the 26-mile race, while raising money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as a member of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team.

According to Jan Ross, assistant vice president of running programs at Dana-Farber, the institute is one of the world’s leading centers of cancer research and treatment for adults and children, focusing on patient-centered care, in which patients are seen not only by physicians and nurses, but also by specialists in other areas of cancer care, ensuring a holistic approach their treatment plan.

The full story can be found here.

Letters from the library

Check out the upcoming events at the Pinelands Branch Library. The next featured event, the STEAM program will take place on March 21 at 4 p.m. for children ages 5 to 12.

There will be an opportunity to play/experiment with a bevy of interesting gadgets designed to spark kids’ imaginations & foster their interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math.

More events can be found here.