The Ohio State University at Lima


Ohio State Lima’s STEM Steps brings science fields to local girls with annual event

March 30, 2021

2020 STEM Steps participants in Ohio State Lab

Area high school sophomores and juniors will participate in a virtual STEM Steps program from 9:00-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 31, 2021. This is Ohio State Lima’s seventh annual STEM Steps program. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.

STEM Steps is an enriching and exciting day filled with activities in various STEM fields to encourage and stimulate an interest in science. Students will also learn the role of women in STEM fields and see how they can impact the world with STEM education. Ohio State Lima faculty members will be doing demonstrations on physics, biology, chemistry and theatre lighting.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Nicole Nelson, medical director for the radiology department at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s, where she is also the chief of staff and the head of the Women’s Wellness Center.

STEM Steps is made possible by the generous support of INEOS.

The event will welcome 54 young women from Delphos Jefferson, Lima Central Catholic, Lima Senior, Lincolnview, Miller City, Perry and St. Marys schools.


Bio of Dr. Nicole Nelson

Dr. Nicole Nelson

Nicole Nelson, MD, has been a radiologist with Lima Radiological Associates since 2006. She is fellowship trained in both neuroradiology and cardiac imaging. Dr. Nelson serves as the medical director for the Radiology Department at St. Rita’s Medical Center, where she is also the chief of staff and the head of the Women’s Wellness Center. She received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and was the chief resident in diagnostic radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

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