On Thursday, March 5, the High School Science Department hosted its Second Annual Invention Convention. The event showcased the students’ original solutions to real world scientific problems. The senior Genetics class applied their knowledge of genetics to trace crime scene evidence to solve a hypothetical case. The senior AP Biology students showcased recombinant DNA technology by transforming a green fluorescent protein originating in jellyfish into the bacteria Escherichia coli. Successful transformation resulted in glowing bacteria under UV light. The Engineering and Physics students designed models of city structures including bridges and pipe systems. The Robotics class had the opportunity to show off their own constructions of underwater robots. The Chemistry class worked together to design a personalized periodic table of elements, as well as, showcased some individual investigations into solving environmental problems. Lastly, Biology and Anatomy classes designed devices and marketable products to solve complex biological related problems, some using 3D printer technology. The event, open to parents, faculty, and students, gave students the opportunity to demonstrate their learning in ways other than what they can do in a traditional classroom setting.