All in the Name of Science!

Mr. Kilcommons is running a lucrative side-business at St. Conleth’s: providing unwitting subjects for scientific research.  Some might question the propriety of his entrepreneurial spirit when they see the heavy duty lab equipment which has been carted in to the Visitor’s Room:  a veritable Dr. Frankenstein-type array of wires, lasers, helmets and saws.   But everyone ends up happy:  the researchers get their guinea pigs; the teachers get even smaller classes for a while and the kids get to miss the objective pronoun in English… and get a bit of a buzz out of it, on the side!   Seriously, the research is quite serious (and very safe) and St. Conleth’s is proud to be part of it.  Trinity College Psychology Graduate Students Corinne Holmes and Sarah Cooney are conducting some very interesting research into some specific ways in which children learn (all the details are here). And, no, Mr. Kilcommons is not getting a ‘cut’ of the nonexistent profits!