Women in Science Spotlight: Heather Dionne

As part of the Connecticut Science Center’s Women in Science Initiative, each month we will highlight local Connecticut women in a variety of science fields. This month’s Women in Science Spotlight features Heather Dionne, City Forester. She chairs the Connecticut Urban Forest Council and serves as a board member of the Tree Wardens Association of …

Women in Science Spotlight: Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

This month’s Women in Science Spotlight features Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, a marine biologist, policy expert, and Brooklyn, NY native. She earned her PhD in marine biology at the University of California at San Diego and a bachelor of arts in environmental science and public policy at Harvard University. She is founder and CEO of …

Women in Science Spotlight: Dr. Anji Seth

We are continuing our Women in Science Spotlight with Dr. Anji Seth. Dr. Seth spoke in October at Science Straight Up: Hartford’s Smartest Happy Hour. MEET DR. ANJI SETH Dr. Anji Seth is a Professor in the Department of Geography and leads the Atmospheric Science Group at the University of Connecticut. With funding from the …

Women in Science Spotlight: Kristen Govoni, PhD

As part of the Connecticut Science Center’s Women in Science Initiative, each month we will highlight local Connecticut women in a variety of science fields. This month’s Women in Science Spotlight features Dr. Kristen Govoni, our 2019 Petit Family Foundation Women in Science Leadership Award Honoree. This award is presented to a woman working in …

Women in Science Initiative: Spotlight on Amy Sailor

The Connecticut Science Center’s Women in Science initiative encourages girls and young women to pursue studies and career paths in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and celebrates the achievements of women in the sciences.  The Celebrating Women in Science initiative was launched in 2013 with the help of founding sponsor the Petit Family Foundation, …

NASA’s Women in STEM: Then & Now

From Margaret Hamilton and Katherine Johnson in the 1960s to Katie Bouman in 2019, women have been a central, if too-long overlooked, part of the space field. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, we recognize the contribution of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) in a fast-fact comparison …