Women Leading Change: Celebrating the Petit Family Foundation Women in Science Leadership Award

At our recent Virtual Gala: Thank You Science, we recognized the outstanding individuals and organizations who are active in their communities, inspiring lifelong learning and making a difference.  The 2021 Petit Family Foundation Women in Science Leadership Award honorees and finalists were announced and we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight their work. You will …

Robots of Tomorrow: An Interview with Dr. Ritu Raman

This summer, I interned with the Connecticut Science Center’s Programs team through the NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium. I wanted to use my passion for 3D designing, engineering, and STEM education to give back to the community. While writing a blog post on mechanical engineering and robotics, I came across Dr. Ritu Raman, an assistant …

Women in Science Spotlight: Dr. Shelly Jones

Shelly Jones, Ph.D. is a Professor of Mathematics Education, at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT.  Currently, Dr. Jones teaches undergraduate mathematics content and methods courses for pre-service teachers as well as graduate level mathematics content, curriculum and STEM courses for in-service teachers. Dr. Jones provides mathematics professional development locally, nationally and internationally. She …

Petit Family Foundation Women In Science Leadership Award Honoree Interview: Jacquelynn Garofano, 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, …