Bishop’s School to host science lectures

Two scientists working on advanced technology for wastewater treatment will talk about their work at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in the first Leaders in Science lecture of The Bishop’s School’s 2009-10 series.

Yuri Gorby, Ph.D., associate professor, and Orianna Bretschger, Ph.D., staff scientist, are J. Craig Venter Institute fellows. Their work in electrogenics aims to accelerate the degradation of organic matter into wastewater, recovering energy from fixed organic compounds and converting it into electricity.

If successful, the process would avoid production of methane and minimize the production of secondary sludge.

Bishop’s science lecture series is free and open to the public.

Talks take place in the Geier Family Presentation Hall at the Michael & Maureen Teitelman Science Center.

To register, go to and click on “Science Lecture Series.”

Future speakers will be Dennis Mammana, astronomer, stargazer and photographer, on Dec. 2, and William Mobley, chairman of the Neurosciences Department at UCSD, on Feb. 17.

Parking is available in the school parking structure.

For information, contact Ria Custodio at