Keeping You in the Loop! - September 2016, Issue #2

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BCA Applies for its Second Patent

I’m proud to share with you that on September 8, 2016, we filed a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for “Cellulose Binding Domain Chitosan Seed Coating”. This is the result of the hard work and effort conducted by former student Alon Millet and Donna Leonardi in the Biotech research Lab. Our first patent, entitled "Nanoparticle mediated Genetic Delivery of Growth Inhibiting Genes to Suppress Intimal Hyperplasia" was based on work done by Jenna DiRito, Serena Tharakan and Dr. Pergolizzi. Congratulations to Alon and Donna on this momentous achievement.

Remembering Dr. Grieco

As we approach the anniversary of Dr. Grieco's passing we are reminded of the impact he left on our students.

"A dreamer by most accounts, but for that no less capable a doer, Dr. John Grieco('s)...calling was nothing less than revolutionizing how students are taught to achieve. He did it fruitfully and with little credit, but for the reward of having beautifully shaped minds." - Ms. Olivia Andrzejczak - Class of 2003

Visitors From Shchakim High School in Israel

Nine students and three teachers from Shchakim High School in Israel visited our campus on September 21st, with a specific interest in our Robotics, Engineering, Computer Science and Interactive Design Labs. Several BCA students presented and interacted with the group. Our visitors were thoroughly impressed with our campus and our students. We are planning our own STEM visit to Israel, February 16th-19th. More information will be forthcoming.

Loaner Laptops

I am pleased to announce that our loaner laptop program for students has been a wonderful success. As of this month we have signed out 24 student loaner laptops. Special thanks to the Technology Department for assisting us with this initiative.

BCA Friends & Family 20 Year of Excellence Gala

Friday, Oct. 28th, 7-11pm

255 New Jersey 17

Wood-Ridge, NJ

Come out and celebrate BCA's 20 years of excellence at this wonderful gala. Join your fellow faculty members, former alumni and their parents in celebrating our wonderful school. The proceeds from the ticket sales will go towards enriching programs here at BCA. You can purchase tickets via personal check or by using the Paypal feature at the following link: http://bcaff.org/?page_id=99 . Join us! There is no doubt this will be a night to remember.

Upcoming Events & Reminders

October 8th - PPO International Tasting - Please join us at 7PM in the Gym.

October 16th, 23rd and 30th - Open House


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Newlyweds Nicole and Ryan!

Congratulations to John Branda and his daughter BCA alumni Nicole Branda and BCA alumni Ryan Gormley who said "I do" on August 7, 2016. Four of the bridesmaids were also BCA alumni, including Christina Altamura, Kristin Gormley, Julia Cameron and Yelena Yukhvid. We wish them a lifetime of happiness.