On June 13 the Connecticut Technology Council, along with its collaborators, welcomed forty 7th and 8th grade girls to the Connecticut Science Center where they participated in a highly interactive STEM program. The goal; to inspire young girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. The avenue; fun, interactive, team-based challenges. The program started early, at 8:30am, with a light breakfast and time for the [...]
A new Connecticut startup, Genius Box, is set to launch this month! The product – boxes containing fun, interactive STEM activities for children 8-11 – aims to encourage youth to pursue careers in STEM. The Connecticut Technology Council had the pleasure of working with Genius Box early in its beta stage last summer when the company partnered with the council’s annual Girls of Innovation event. [...]
The 2014 Girls of Innovation program was our best yet! Close to 40 7th and 8th grade girls made their way to the Connecticut Science Center on the morning of June 7 to experience first hand the benefits of studying and working in STEM related careers. Our volunteers, all women successful in science, technology, engineering and math, were quick to show the young women of [...]
A key message from the Girls of Innovation program is to show them scientists “like me” and so inspire girls with the confidence, enthusiasm and persistence to continue pursuing their scientific interests. We do that by bringing the girls together with women who work in STEM careers who can talk with the girls about their career path and interests and choices they made while growing up.
Registration is open for The Girls of Innovation Science Challenge for girls, grades 7 & 8, to explore science and it's challenges in a fun, interactive way. There is no fee for the students to attend, but they must pre-register here and get confirmation from CTC. About the program: [...]
The Girls of Innovation Science Challenge is for girls, grades 7 & 8, to explore science and it's challenges in a fun, interactive way. The volunteers are drawn from our Connecticut Women of Innovation program and from CTC membership. The mentors are there to talk with the students about their experiences and careers as well as to guide them through the challenges presented by the CT Science Center Staff Scientists. July 14, 2011.
Connecticut Technology Council's 2010 Girls of Innovation science challenge is taking place on July 20, 2010 at the Hartford Science Center. Participants and volunteers are now being arranged.
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