The Grand Re-Opening of Bishop High’s state of the art Science Wing was a hands on affair with students from the school’s STEM Academy conducting experiments while invited guests chatted with instructors and wandered through the labs and classrooms enjoying appetizers and wine.
The lab experiments ranged from crushing cans with atmospheric pressure, boiling water at room temperature in a lower pressure environment to demonstrating how a Kundt Tube causes flames to dance when bombarded with sound waves (see photo). An interactive, up to the hour solar power display was unveiled which allows Bishop students to track how many kilowatt hours of energy their new solar modules are producing.
The general public will be able to access this information by clicking on the solar icon on the Bishop website. The solar tracking display quantifies the amount of power being generated and gives equivalent percentages of reduced emissions, reduction of carbon footprint and impact of the equivalent number of seedlings being planted would have on the environment.
A plaque with the names of the many generous donors who contributed to the renovation was unveiled on Thursday evening as well.
Bishop High is an independent, co-ed Catholic high school that welcomes students of all faiths.