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Sky’s The Limit Inside New Computer Lab

Students at Bishop Dunne Catholic School are utilizing cutting-edge technology that provides them with college-level skills involving GeoTech, advanced gaming and design. Funded in part by a grant from The Catholic Foundation, the students are reshaping the way global and local concerns can be addressed with automation and artificial intelligence.

A six-figure grant to Bishop Dunne Catholic School, combined with funding from other organizations and contributors, made an immediate difference in the school’s renovated GeoTech and Advanced GIS, Advanced Gaming and Design Labs.

“We had the dream of a project to redo our labs,” says immediate past school president Mary Beth Marchiony. “With the generosity of donors, we were able to make that happen. With the setup and the new technology, we think the sky’s the limit.”

Christine Voigt, Bishop Dunne’s director of instructional technology, calls the refurbished classrooms flexible learning spaces, comparing them to the type of tools used by professionals in the business world.

Prior to the renovation, most of the computers used by students were seven to 12 years old. Today, with modern equipment and accessories, and a more modern and cleaner look with enhanced wiring in the rooms, students can work on real-world projects that help influence the life of people locally and as far away as South Africa.