High Tech Wood Tech Comes to the Rescue of High Tech Chemistry Classes

(Secaucus, NJ--March 11, 2019) For safety and logistical purposes, the designers of the new Frank J. Gargiulo Campus elected not to pipe natural gas into the science labs, thereby prompting High Tech chemistry instructors Bill Goold and David Cincotta to seek alternative means of igniting flames for class experiments, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech.

Goold and Cincotta ordered portable butane burners to provide flames with no connection to a source of natural gas. However, when the butane burners arrived, Goold determined that, while the burners provided the necessary flames, they proved too top heavy, not a useful property for equipment that emits flames.

Faced with this dilemma, Goold reached out to Zach Bolich, High Tech’s Wood Tech instructor, to petition his students and him to design and construct a stand that would prevent the burners from tipping over. Bolich agreed to help, so Goold lent him a burner as a model for design purposes.

In a relatively short time, three students from Wood Tech delivered eight custom-designed burner stands to Goold’s laboratory. These in-house stands, built to last a long time, completely prevent butane burners from tipping over, and ever since, Goold has enjoyed the peace of mind that these burner stands have provided for his labs.

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