The John G. Martin Foundation Supports Science
May 7, 2015
We are pleased to be the recipient of a $50,000 grant from The John G. Martin Foundation of West Hartford to support the renovation of our Biological Sciences Laboratory. Construction is slated for this summer and an official dedication, with trustees from the Foundation, will take place upon completion of the project scheduled for late August.
Plans call for completely transforming the 40 year-old laboratory which includes updating plumbing, gas and electrical, and new student and teacher furnishings. The Biological Sciences Laboratory will be custom designed and will meet all ADA requirements.
The biological sciences at Sacred Heart introduce students to a variety of opportunities including forensic science, biotechnology, research, education, health fields, and government. All students will utilize the new lab for biology and all juniors will take anatomy there. Classes include both honors and college preparatory levels of biology and anatomy. The lab will also continue to be used for all Science Fair experiments and by those students performing independent research.
In 2007, The John G. Martin Foundation assisted in the funding of Sacred Heart’s Molecular Science Research Laboratory. “We are delighted that the Foundation is once again supporting us in helping to maintain excellence in the field of science for young women. This is a testament to the important work being done here. We are tremendously grateful to president of The John G. Martin Foundation – Frank Loehmann – and to the Foundation board,” offered President Sr. Sheila O’Neill, ASCJ, Ph.D., ’71
Frank M. Loehmann, Jr. stated that the Foundation’s board voted unanimously to approve the funding for this very worthwhile project and offered, “The John G. Martin Foundation is proud to support the mission of Sacred Heart Academy…that of providing a challenging college preparatory education for young women.”
Over the years Sacred Heart has received significant attention from both national and local news media for the outstanding and innovative science program, particularly the cutting-edge biotechnology program.