Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School is proud to announce the donation of a 310 DNA Analyzer by Life Technologies Corporation, which will be used in the school’s science laboratory.

The analyzer was donated to the school by Life Technologies, at the request of MTCES parent Gregory LaCrosse, a regional specialist in Molecular Biology for the company. LaCrosse sought the donation as part of an effort to encourage and foster interest in science at the grade school level.

“As educators, we are always looking for new ways to encourage and excite children academically,” remarked Sister Anne, MTCES Principal. “Greg LaCrosse and his wife Julie are among a group of parents working to show students how science plays an important role in everyday life. The addition of the DNA Analyzer to our science lab, coupled with the innovative programs and presentations planned by our parents and teachers, will have a long-term positive impact on our students.”

LaCrosse added, “We hope to get other schools to visit and use our lab. My long term hope is that this idea spreads to other dioceses and districts, resulting in more people becoming interested in science.”

Mother Teresa Elementary School, an independent Catholic school serving families of kindergarten through eighth grade children, is located at 7197 Mother Teresa Lane (formerly 6085 Jackie Drive) in Liberty Township.