What Does Equity Mean in the Next Generation Science Standards?

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) emphasizes equity, that is, making its vision accessible to all students, K through 12. The framework’s goal is to provide students — regardless of race, gender, or socioeconomic circumstances — with the opportunity to be successful in their science and engineering coursework. With equitable access to high quality science education, …

Down to a Science Book Club: Archaeology from Space

If you’ve ever played with Google Earth, you can almost call yourself a space archaeologist. This is a fairly new and totally real career, Sarah Parcak explains in her book Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past. She describes how the “story of everyday past people across the globe, is only now better …

Paving the Way to STEM: Layers of the STEM Career Connections Initiative

More than ever, we need a robust pipeline of qualified future employees. Jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields — statistics, advanced manufacturing, health sciences, information technology, and more — are on the rise in Connecticut. The state is returning to its roots as a hotspot for innovation, ranking fourth nationally on the …

Women in Science Spotlight: Dr. Shelly M. Jones

As part of the Connecticut Science Center’s Women in Science Initiative, each month we will highlight local Connecticut women in a variety of science fields. This month’s Women in Science Spotlight features Dr. Shelly M. Jones, a Professor of Mathematics Education at Central Connecticut State University. She is the author of Women Who Count: Honoring …