“In essence, science is a perpetual search for an intelligent and integrated comprehension of the world we live in.”
– Cornelius Van Neil, Microbiologist
The Science Department of Bishop McNamara High School believes that science is an important part of the education of our students. It is necessary that they become aware of the role that the sciences have in their lives. We believe that science courses can help teach our students to think rationally and logically, to communicate orally and in writing, to handle lab equipment with confidence, to design and conduct experiments, and to analyze data both graphically and statistically. We expect that our students will be able to apply what they are learning to their everyday problem-solving situations. We hope to inspire those with interest and ability to think of future careers in science or science-related fields. We wish our students to understand and accept their responsibility to and for the Earth, to be challenged as individuals and as members of society to choose actions which will preserve and improve their global environment.
ACE Mentor Program (Architecture, construction, and Engineering) - Mentoring high school students and inspiring them to pursue careers in design and construction
Aviation Club - Promotes interest in aviation as a vocation or hobby by introducing students to all aspects of aviation
Engineering and Technology Club - Specializes in robotics, rocketry, and LEGO building
Science and Ecology Explorers - Environmental and biological sciences club
Science National Honor Society - Encourages and recognizes student achievement in science courses
SCUBA Club – Junior Scientists in the Sea - Engages students with a passion for diving research, engineering, and exciting hands-on activities to be able to learn what it takes to explore the ocean as well as what role they can play in maintaining it.