The renovated Bogle Science Center stands as a spacious and cutting-edge home for Blair’s learning in the sciences, offering students state-of-the-art classroom/labs or CLABS in which to study and experiment. Although the revitalized space was initially dedicated in October 2019, the School officially commemorated the opening of the building’s J & G Science Wing in November. During a special ceremony to mark the occasion, Head of School Peter G. Curran P ’27 ’27 extended a warm welcome to brothers Justin Jiang ’22 and Max Gao ’22 and expressed his gratitude for their family’s generosity, emphasizing its role in supporting the School’s continued academic success.
“Facilities like this one are state of the art and offer students incredible opportunities inside and outside of class,” Mr. Curran told the assembled audience. “For this, we are immensely thankful.”
Now studying at Columbia University, Max and Justin fondly reminisced about their years on the hilltop, particularly their experiences with challenging courses in the Bogle Science Center like Integrated Science Research and AP Physics. Speaking at the dedication, Max expressed a desire to relive his time at Blair and said, “I spent so much of my time in these buildings….Blair gave me a strong foundation in academics and the opportunity for lifelong friendships.” Justin echoed that sentiment, acknowledging the difficulty of his AP Physics Electricity and Magnetism class but highlighting how it provided him with the deep academic understanding that has set him up for success in his current physics course at Columbia.
Looking ahead, Justin expressed optimism for the building’s continued impact on fellow Bucs, stating, “I hope this building in the future will help more students cultivate their scientific understanding and interest in science.”