Healthy Tips for the Big Game

No matter who you are rooting for in the big game this weekend, we can all agree on one thing- sports games make it hard to stick to our healthy habits. First off, you sit for very extended periods of time, and secondly, game day snacks do not have the best reputation for being healthy. …

Celebrating Black STEM Professionals with STEM in a Box at the Connecticut Science Center

Following the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and in anticipation of February, Black History Month is on a lot of our minds. We have Dr. Carter G. Woodson to thank for its initial inception. Often known as the Father of Black History Month, he was a historian and scholar. In celebration of …

Disease Detectives

What is Genomic Epidemiology? Before the pandemic, many of us had never heard of an epidemiologist, let alone a genomic epidemiologist.  Some may still be scratching their heads.  Well, worry not!  We are here to help decode the work of these vital disease detectives.  Let’s start with epidemiology.  Epidemiologists study the patterns and causes of …

Solving Science Puzzles without all the Pieces

Seeking to understand nature’s mysteries is like solving a jigsaw puzzle…except we often don’t have all the pieces.  Sometimes there are substances at work that are too small or too hidden for us to be aware of, but even without all the pieces, scientists can think of powerful ideas that help us see the big …