The Hartford – STEM Career Connections Spotlight

Since the early nineteenth century, highly successful insurance companies have flourished in Hartford, fittingly establishing “Insurance Capital of the World” as the city’s unofficial slogan. The Hartford, a Connecticut-grown insurance and investment company, has been a prominent industry player for over 200 years. In fact, back when it was known as The Hartford Fire Insurance …

STEM Achievement Awards Honoree Interview: Carmen Cid, Ph. D.

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, …

STEM Career Spotlight: Cultural Anthropology

If you have read my blogs about Maya culture, you may have noticed mentions of anthropological research. You may also have been curious as to what an anthropology career entails. People often ask me if I want to be like Indiana Jones when I tell them I’m studying cultural anthropology. They are close in their …

Ohlheiser, an OTP Industrial Solutions – Lunch Bunch

We hope you enjoyed today’s Lunch Bunch with our friends at Ohlheiser, an OTP Industrial Solutions Company, in Newington, CT. When it comes to robotics and industrial automation, the possibilities are endless. Computers and technology help us more efficiently manufacture healthcare equipment, prepare and package the food we consume, and so much more. They can …

Science At Play: Build A Paper Kite

Have you ever wondered how planes can take flight? Well, the physics that helps them to fly works very similarly for kites. Physics is a branch of science that deals with the interactions between energy and matter! Let’s try our hand at making a kite. Then, we’ll dive into some potential STEM career paths in …

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

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 …

STEM Achievement Awards Nominee Interview: Maranda Wong

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, …

STEM Award Nominee Interview: Leticia Colón de Mejias

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, …