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Women in Science Award Nominee Interview: Elif Kongar, Ph.D.

Blog Author:  Amy Sailor On 7.8.20

Dr. Elif Kongar’s advocacy for inclusivity and diversity and her passion for education have propelled her to make real impacts by inspiring and empowering students, including diverse populations, while also working tirelessly to create environmental and social sustainability models. The Petit Family Foundation Women in Science Leadership Award recognizes a woman working in STEM who …

Experiencing Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed- Maya Weapons & Warfare

Blog Author:   Sarena Salmeri On 7.7.20

Initially, anthropologists thought the Maya were peaceful, focusing their energy only on agriculture, building, and astronomy. Despite these previous beliefs, further research on architecture and carvings suggests that the Maya Civilization was a militarized, often warring society. Warfare was important to the Maya way of life because of disputes over resources between nation-states, and because …

Science Sunday: The Science Behind Sparklers

Blog Author:  Mark Dixon & Aoife Ryle On 7.7.20

Happy Independence Day! We hope everyone had a happy and safe 4th of July weekend. Maybe one of the ways you celebrated was with sparklers or by watching a firework display. Today, we are going to explore the science behind sparklers and why it is so important to be careful with them. Please note: This …

STEM Achievement Awards Nominee Interview: Maranda Wong

Blog Author:  Amy Sailor On 7.3.20

The Connecticut Science Center celebrates the achievements of professionals, groups, advocates, businesses, and leaders who share our mission to inspire lifelong learning through interactive and innovative experiences that explore our changing world through science. We honor these individuals and organizations in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields at our annual STEM Awards Breakfast, …

Take 10: Making Student Thinking Visible

Blog Author:  Becky Fahey On 7.2.20

As you begin the process of unwinding on your well deserved summer break, we wanted to provide you with something to keep you in the teaching mindset. A bit of a longer read, but totally worth it and hopefully something to take you into the summer break with a reinvigorated plan for next fall. Ambitious …

Science At Play: Make A Parachute

Blog Author:  Jessie Scott On 7.1.20

It’s something we’ve all seen- whether on TV or in real life. A skydiver jumps out of an airplane 10,000 feet in the air, and is able to land safely on the ground with the help of their parachute. How do parachutes work to gently float our skydiver back down to the ground? I am …

STEM Award Nominee Interview: Leticia Colón de Mejias

Blog Author:  Amy Sailor On 7.1.20

The Connecticut Science Center celebrates the achievements of professionals, groups, advocates, businesses, and leaders who share our mission to inspire lifelong learning through interactive and innovative experiences that explore our changing world through science. We honor these individuals and organizations in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields at our annual STEM Awards Breakfast, …

The Sneakin’ Up on Summer Scavenger Hunt

Blog Author:  Jessie Scott On 6.30.20

Summer is finally here! The weather is warming up, plants are flowering, trees are putting out new leaves, and all of the critters are busy preparing for the rest of summer. Now is a great time to go outside and enjoy the beautiful weather! It’s also a great time to check out all of the …