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Annual Gala



The Connecticut Science Center Gala: Back to the Future was an outstanding success!

Thank you to the sponsors, table hosts, bidders, supporters, and STEM leaders who made the Connecticut Science Center Gala a SOLD OUT celebration of the Connecticut Science Center's role in cultivating a STEM-engaged community of students, families, teachers, and professionals.

You make it possible! Through your generous contributions, we provide world-class STEM education programs and opportunities that are shaping the future of Connecticut and beyond.

Save the Date for the Connecticut Science Center 2023 Gala

OCTOBER 14, 2023

2022 Gala

THANK YOU TO OUR GALA SPONSORS

Presenting DeLorean Sponsors

Flux Capacitor Sponsors

  • Barnes Group Inc.
  • Cigna
  • Hartford Courant Media Group
  • Hoffman Auto Group
  • Liberty Bank
  • Mott Corporation
  • Pitney Bowes, Inc.
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • The Petit Family Foundation
  • Voya
  • Waterford Hotel Group

Gigawatts Sponsors

  • CompassMSP
  • Data-Mail, Inc. / The Mandell-Braunstein Family
  • Fairview Capital Partners
  • HSB
  • iHeart Media
  • KPMG LLP
  • LATICRETE International, Inc.
  • MetroHartford Alliance
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Prime Materials Recovery Inc.
  • Propark
  • Pullman & Comley
  • The Hartford
  • Hoverboard Sponsors

    • Bank of America Private Bank
    • Cinemotion
    • Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense
    • Gallagher Benefits Services
    • Hartford HealthCare
    • Metal Finishing Technologies, LLC
    • SMG (Service Management Group)
    • Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C.
    • Vistra

    For additional information, please contact Whitney Gray, Director of Institutional Giving at wgray@CTScienceCenter.org or
    (860) 520-2124

Meet the 2022 Award Honorees

STEM Achievement Awards

K-12 EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR HONOREE
Steven T. Arnold Kindergarten Teacher Renbrook School
HIGHER EDUCATION HONOREE
Diane C. Hillyer
Professor of Mathematics
Manchester Community College
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION HONOREE
Athena’s Warriors 4-H FIRST Robotics Team #3182
INNOVATOR HONOREE
David Grew MD MPH Founder PRIMR
YOUTH HONOREE
Francisca I Barria-Lopez Connecticut Science Center Teen Innovation Program Hartford Resident

The Petit Family Foundation Women in Science Leadership Award

HONOREE
Dr. Maria Chrysochoou Professor and Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Connecticut
FINALIST
Sarah Koenig Associate Director, Manufacturing Cost Modeling Pratt & Whitney
FINALIST
Danielle Weber Secondary Science Teacher Stamford Public Schools

2022 GALA COMMITTEE

Co-Chairs

  • Jennifer DiBella
  • Erika Santiago

Committee Members

  • Taylor Benedum
  • Rebecca Byrne
  • Geri Dees
  • Dara Dyer
  • Lori Hess
  • Monica Hoffman
  • Martha Kalen
  • Athena Loukellis
  • Mercedes Maskalik
  • Joy Mattei
  • Maya Nicole Matthews
  • Irene O'Connor
  • MaryBeth Reiss
  • Rachel Schilberg
  • Pia Toro
  • Elizabeth Warren
  • Nola Zimmerman