Dominican Engineering Class Tackles Bridge Building

Using glue and Popsicle sticks, Kenny Lannes’ engineering class at St. Mary’s Dominican High School applied their knowledge of the basic physics (shear loads and bending moments) of bridges. Teams experimented with shapes to determine which ones were the strongest structurally, and collaborated on design and construction. The final test of their completed bridges was… Read More

Lessons in the Law

Students in Ms. Anne Comiskey’s Law Studies class received real world experience from guest lecturers Dean Mary Garvey Algero and John Sudderth. Algero, a 1982 Dominican graduate, is the Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Academic Affairs and Warren E. Mouledoux Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola University. She directs the Legal Research and Writing… Read More

The Universal Language of Food

Food presented no language barriers to students in Mrs. Claudia Vallejo’s Spanish III Honors class video when they conferenced with students at Madre María Mazzarello High School, a Catholic school in Medellin, Colombia. It was the classes’ second Skype session and their teachers had selected food as the topic. Students exchanged recipes and showed their cooked… Read More

Sudden Impact Lessons

St. Mary’s Dominican High School Sophomores learned life lessons about the consequences of impaired driving, distracted driving and not using a seat belt when they attended a Sudden Impact program at University Medical Center (UMC) and Touro Infirmary. The seven-hour program for high school sophomores was created by the LSU Level 1 Trauma Center in… Read More