College Students: Apply Now for 2016 NSI Technology Scholarship

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College Students: Apply Now for 2016 NSI Technology Scholarship

NSI IT Solutions of Naugatuck has announced this year’s scholarship for students in computer science, IT, and related disciplines. Two of Connecticut’s best and brightest students will receive $500 towards education costs for the Fall 2016 semester. The only requirements are to complete an online form and attach proof of admission into a Connecticut-based college or University, with a major in one of the following disciplines: Information Systems Information Technology Computer [...]

The Most “STEMinist” Colleges in America

Ever wondered which universities and colleges are on the front lines in the battle to get more women in STEM? Her Campus, a publication written for and by college women, recently published a list of the most “STEMinist” colleges across the country. The following are the top ten STEMinist colleges and universities in the nation, starting with Carnegie Mellon:  Carnegie Mellon University Harvey Mudd College Tuskegee [...]

Women Entrepreneurs Empowerment Forum

UCONN School of Business presents an exciting event where women entrepreneurs can network, showcase their ventures, and participate in valuable workshops. This is a free event; all women business owners and entrepreneurs are welcome! When: Friday, September 18 | 8:30am – 2:30pm Where: UCONN Stamford Cost: FREE Keynote – Joanna Coles, Editor-In-Chief of Cosmopolitan and Editorial Director of Hearst Magazines What to expect: Free registration and contintental breakfast Free results-driven workshops by [...]

Summer Girls & STEM Contest

CWEALF (Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund) is seeking girls to submit their STEM activities for the chance to win a $50 amazon gift card, an exhibition booth at the 2016 Girls & STEM expo, and tickets to the CT Science Center! This contest, formally called G2O (Generating Girls’ Opportunities) is CWEALF’s latest initiative to engage girls, parents and teachers in girls’ educational opportunities. G2O is designed [...]

The Truth about the STEM Gender Gap

As advocates for women in STEM we here at the Connecticut Technology Council are progressively seeking to inspire women and girls to nurture their passions for the sciences. While it’s easy to blame social pressure and cultural expectations for scaring women away from STEM fields, a new study shows that the only thing keeping women from the sciences is themselves.  According to a national hiring [...]

The Connecticut Technology Council Announces Top Category Winners of the 11th Annual Women of Innovation awards gala

HARTFORD, Conn., April 2, 2015. Fifty-six women, from across Connecticut, were honored for their innovation and leadership during the eleventh annual Women of Innovation awards gala, held April 1 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. This awards program recognized women innovators, role models and leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math as well as outstanding women at the high school and collegiate [...]

Connecticut Technology Council Announces the 2015 Women of Innovation®

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kaitlyn Mode, Connecticut Technology Council (860) 289-0878 x338,   Connecticut Technology Council Announces the 2015 Women of Innovation® Women innovators and leaders to be honored April 1 HARTFORD, Conn., Feb 23, 2015 – The Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) announces that 56 women have been selected as Women of Innovation for the 2015 Women of Innovation awards program. The program recognizes [...]

The Launch of Genius Box

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. [...]

Save the Date – Women of Innovation 10th Anniversary Celebration

In the fall of 2012, three million more young American women entered college than their male counterparts.  That’s a significant number, considering the entire population of the state of Connecticut is barely over three and a half million.  Women outnumber men in an even greater scale in postgraduate education. In 2009, 60% of Master’s degrees in the United States were given to women. Yet, despite [...]

Girls Of Innovation Science Challenge | Event Recap 2013

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.