STEM Career Connections: Green Business Development

As we contend with how to manage our changing planet, demand for professionals in environmental fields is increasing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has identified solar photovoltaic installer and wind turbine technician as the two fastest growing occupations, with forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists ranking within the top twenty. But what happens if you …

A Human’s Place in Space

The question is as old as the space program itself: what is the point of sending humans into space? Not everyone has been an enthusiastic supporter of manned spaceflight. Speaking about the Apollo moon program, two-time Nobel prize-winning chemist Linus Pauling had this to say: “It is a pitiful demonstration…For the same investment, it would …

Inspiring Tomorrow’s STEM Workforce

Launching a major new initiative aimed at inspiring Connecticut’s young people to embrace expanding career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the Connecticut Science Center has kicked-off STEM Career Connections.   Describing the Science Center as uniquely equipped to motivate young students and set them on a path to pursue in-demand careers in the …