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Teen Programs


The Connecticut Science Center offers several programs for teens, ranging from one-time events to immersive opportunities to explore a broad range of STEM fields and careers.

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Teen Program Staff

Justin Riley

Learn about Justin
Justin is the Teen Programs Coordinator and STEM Educator at the Connecticut Science Center, where he works closely with high school students giving them access to STEM and leadership programming. Justin graduated from the University of Hartford with his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering Technology. During his undergraduate career he was very active on campus, and during this time he discovered he had a strong interest inspiring his peers to become active in their communities and to continue their learning process. He went back to school and received his Master’s in Counselor Education and Student Development. Justin has worked several years with a wide range of students from pre-k to college. His love of engineering and mentoring led him to the Connecticut Science Center where he gets to use his many talents to work and connect with the students in the Greater Hartford area. When he is not helping to run the teen program, he spends his time traveling and spending close time with family and friends.

Celina Velez

Learn about Celina
Celina (AKA Celi) is the Teen Program Associate at the CT Science Center. She had participated in the teen program as a student in high school to then join as a mentor. Celi is currently pursuing a degree in biology to eventually transition into education. She is passionate about inspiring students to find their career path along. With her experience as an alumna, her background in advising, and her ambition to continue learning, her role as a mentor plays a vital part in the Teen Program. During her free time, she enjoys playing trading card games, reading, and spending time with her friends.