Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Dr. Patterson Knows A Lot About Watches (Among Many Other Things)!

Our new high school science teacher, John Patterson, is the inventor of an atomic watch! He is the owner and founder of Bathys Hawai‘i Watch Company. In a recent write up, he was described as, "a humble watchmaker in Kauai, Hawaii, who, for the past five years, has been quietly making the world’s first consumer-level atomic watch." His watches will lose only a second in accuracy in 1000 years! You can read the article here:

Dr. Patterson has a Ph.D. in neuroscience and has earned degrees from the University of Texas and Southern Methodist University. His teaching experience includes Depaul University, Harvard University, University of Texas, and Benedictine University. His family has lived on Kaua‘i for over 10 years. His son, Preston and daughter, Scarlett are in Island School's grades 9 and 5 respectively. Dr. Patterson is teaching chemistry and a science elective.