STEM Career Connections: Analyzing Big Storms

We experience big storms of all types here in Connecticut, blizzards, nor’easters, hurricane, tropical storms, and so on. Over this past summer, students from our Teen Innovations program sat down with Meteorologist Mark Dixon to learn more about analyzing these big storms. How does STEM fit into storm tracking? What’s it like working during these …

Predicting the Weather

We have all watched the weather on the news, but do you know everything that goes into creating that forecast? Complex scientific models, changing variables, and technology are just some of what impacts accurate predictions of weather. Some of our Teen Innovation Students sat down with Mark Dixon of Channel 3 Eyewitness News to talk …

STEM Career Spotlight: Horticulture

We are so excited to welcome everyone back into the Butterfly Encounter. This beautiful, lively, tropical environment will have you forgetting you are in the middle of Hartford, CT. Our Butterfly Encounter is run by a team of dedicated individuals under the direction of our  Horticulturist and Butterfly Encounter Manager, Kimberly Kelly. Today, one of …

Petit Family Foundation Women In Science Leadership Award Honoree Interview: Jacquelynn Garofano, Ph.D

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 STEM Awards Breakfast, …

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 …

The Hartford – STEM Career Connections Spotlight

Since the early nineteenth century, highly successful insurance companies have flourished in Hartford, fittingly establishing “Insurance Capital of the World” as the city’s unofficial slogan. The Hartford, a Connecticut-grown insurance and investment company, has been a prominent industry player for over 200 years. In fact, back when it was known as The Hartford Fire Insurance …

STEM Achievement Awards Honoree Interview: Carmen Cid, Ph. D.

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 STEM Awards Breakfast, …

STEM Career Spotlight: Cultural Anthropology

If you have read my blogs about Maya culture, you may have noticed mentions of anthropological research. You may also have been curious as to what an anthropology career entails. People often ask me if I want to be like Indiana Jones when I tell them I’m studying cultural anthropology. They are close in their …