STEM Career Connections: Interview with Allison Ray

This summer, I spent six weeks interning with the Public Programs team at the Connecticut Science Center. I had the opportunity to sit down and speak with Allison Ray, a Project Manager at Burns & McDonnell. Allison participated in one of the Science Center’s Mini-STEM Career Showcases earlier in the summer and shared information about …

Linking STEM and the Next Generation Science Standards

By now everyone involved in K-12 education is well aware of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). NGSS was developed out of concern for science education in the United States and the ability of our students to compete in a world with an ever-increasing demand on STEM careers and people to fill them. Incorporating STEM …

STEM Achievement Awards Nominee Interview: Kathleen Rowland

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 Awards Breakfast, presented …

Science Sunday: Pulleys

Today, we are showing you a fun activity you can try at home with your family or friends. Do you think you can pull someone who is much stronger than you? With science, of course you can! We are going to show you how you can create a simple pulley at home, and different ways …

Virtual Field Trip: Toyota Test Lab

I’ve watched a lot of science fiction in my life, and ever since I was little, I noticed that many of these visions of the future have one thing in common: self driving vehicles (ok, and flying cars too). Now, you, like me, may be wondering, where are these autonomous vehicles we were all promised? …

Science At Play: Rube Goldberg Machines

You stand staring at a complex contraption of your own design. Hands shaking with excitement, you question if all your hard work calculating, designing, testing, building, and redesigning will pay off. You take a deep breath to calm yourself, and slowly move your hand to set off the first reaction in your highly complicated Rube …

Movie Monday: Dream Big

Feeling guilty about all that Netflix binging? Not to worry! We’re excited to share one of our favorite films that is not only inspirational and educational but also is streaming right now on Netflix. Dream Big is an award-winning film, produced by MacGillivray Freeman in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers, which tells …

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 …