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 …

Life in Motion – Movement and Engineering

Motion is a fundamental property of the universe. When an object is in motion, we say it is dynamic, and when it is still, we call it static. How do we distinguish the two? What does motion do, and how does it happen? In what ways do STEM professionals harness the power of motion through …

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 …

A GEAR in the Life: Gears and Engineering

One of the most well-known logos for engineering is a set of gears. Do you know what they do, how they work, or how they play into our lives? Today, we are going to dive into quite possibly the most famous mechanical device ever, the gear, and learn about some of the exciting careers that …