NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Iona Preparatory School’s $280,000 renovated physics lab features new manual hydraulic tables to allow students to sit or stand during experiments, a three-piece chalkboard, four flat-screen televisions and a balcony “catwalk” to allow students to observe action, and store equipment.
New televisions are set up with high-definition multimedia interface (HDMi) to enable students to connect their laptops to the TV monitors while they do experiments and other group work.
The lab also is connected to an adjacent classroom through a doorway and stairwell.
The project was made possible through funds raised from Prep’s annual president’s dinner Nov 18.
School alumni and friends also supported the project’s planning and physical construction. These include Steve Moliterno ’80 and MJS Contracting Corp.; Joe Vuto ’82 and JMV Consulting Engineering; Bill Berg from Berg and Forester Architects; Science Department Chairperson James Love ’93; Brother R.W. Harris ’62, longtime physics teacher; and Iona Prep’s Director of Facilities Chad Somerville.
Renovations were completed over the summer in time for the first day of classes in September.