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 …

STEM Career Connections Spotlight – Young Explorers in Science

We get to work with STEM professionals from Connecticut and beyond through STEM Career Connections programs at the Connecticut Science Center. During these programs, employees from many CT-based companies have informal conversations with students and families, sharing why they’re passionate about their work and building connections that empower and inspire future generations. This year, we …

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 …