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STEM Education

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 [...]

America’s Greatest Makers – Now Casting

Intel, Turner Broadcasting, Mark Burnett (producer of Shark Tank), and the United Artists Media Group are casting designers, engineers, inventors, and makers for a new TV series; America’s Greatest Makers. Intel is taking its “Make It Wearable” challenge to the next level and is looking nationwide for contestants to create the next big wearable or smart-connected device using Intel’s Curie Module™. You can submit with just an idea or a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

4-Year College Scholarship Deadline Approaching

The Milton Fisher Scholarship awards exceptionally innovative and creative high school juniors, seniors and college freshman, from Connecticut and New York, who plan to attend a university or college anywhere in the U.S. Recipients of this scholarship may walk away with up to $20,000; $5,000 a year for four years. How to Apply: You will need transcripts and letters of support as well as financial [...]

A Need for More STEM Majors with a Liberal Arts Background

“Our culture has drawn an artificial line between art and science, one that did not exist for innovators like Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs. Leonardo’s curiosity and passion for painting, writing, engineering and biology helped him triumph in both art and science; his study of anatomy and dissections of corpses enabled his incredible drawings of the human figure. When introducing the iPad 2, Jobs, who [...]

Keep Your Eye on CTC Board Member Austin McChord

Austin McChord, CTC Board Member and CEO and Founder of member company Datto, Inc. continues to make headlines. The sub 30 year old tech “mastermind,” has giants in the data backup industry scratching their heads – where did this Norwalk-based company come from and what will stand in its way? Check out this segment on Squawk Box – Austin talks a little bit about his [...]

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. [...]