Kearney's Science Club received exciting news from NASA that all five of the experiments they designed would be conducted and filmed through the CELERE program. CELERE is a student design challenge offered by NASA and Portland State University (PSU), where students design microgravity capillary flow experiments. Bishop Kearney is the only New York school to participate in the challenge.
The Kearney Science Club participated in microgravity research on capillary action like that conducted on the International Space Station. Capillary action is the ability of a liquid to flow in narrow spaces without the assistance of, or in opposition to, external forces like gravity such as when water flows upward through a tree.
Club moderator Ms. Roseann Daniello stated, "This has been a wonderful opportunity for Kearney students to participate in a NASA challenge. They were required to be innovative and creative in their design and exacting in using the software to actually create their ideas and make the template. The girls were extremely excited to do an experiment with NASA and to actually see their ideas used in an actual experiment."