STEM Career Connections is a comprehensive initiative designed to inspire students to consider futures in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). It represents a deepening commitment to the illumination of STEM opportunities and pathways available in Connecticut.
We aim to develop team-oriented thinkers, innovators, and communicators by integrating STEM-related career content into our programs, exhibits, and events, fueling a diverse and successful STEM workforce for the next generation.
WHY THIS MATTERS
Studies have shown that interest in STEM at a young age is a reliable indicator of future success and pursuit of STEM careers, and that informal learning opportunities out-of-school help spark and maintain that interest.
Connecticut businesses are increasing the number of hires in STEM careers, particularly in the areas of advanced manufacturing, insurance, healthcare, and technology. Every day, the future workforce of Connecticut comes to the Connecticut Science Center. Our STEM Career Connections Initiative guarantees that they will be inspired, engaged, and ready to work in the companies and industries that have made Connecticut an innovation hub throughout history.
To find out how your company or organization can get involved with the STEM Career Connections initiative, please contact Kelsey Ballard at firstname.lastname@example.org
With Additional Support From
- James Arthur Fairweather and Dayan Moore
- Jane I. Milas
- William C. Malugen and Nancy Martin
- Len and Robyn Wolman
- The Harvey Hubbell Foundation
- Zachs Family Foundation, Inc.
- Lizabeth H. and Richard Zlatkus