STEM

Careers for young women in manufacturing focus of  Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. summit on October 19

Careers for young women in manufacturing focus of Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. summit on October 19

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – October 12, 2017 – Inquisitive young minds will gather with leading women in manufacturing at the fourth annual “Making it Real: Girls & Manufacturing Summit” next week. As part of the Connecticut Center for Technology’s (CCAT) Dream It. Do It. initiative, the Summit taps into today’s…

Students urged to ‘dream it, do it’ on Manufacturing Day

(The Day, 10/6/17) Groton — More than 50 middle schoolers had been working on a K’Nex swing ride project for over 10 minutes when Bruce Karasik told them he didn’t like the way it was turning out, and they would have to partially start over with a new design. Paxton Montieth, an eighth-grade student…

CCAT leads manufacturing industry boosting awareness in October

(Hartford Business Journal, 9/27/17) For the sixth consecutive year, Connecticut is celebrating October as manufacturing month, and coordinating activities with a nationwide campaign to draw more talent to the industry. Licensed and led by East Hartford’s Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT) and financed by the Department of Economic…

October Declared Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. Manufacturing Month

  Nearly 400 middle, high school students to join in interactive, hands-on events to learn about manufacturing careers on Oct. 6 and 19. EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – September 26, 2017 – Connecticut’s next generation of manufacturers will come together by the hundreds in October for the sixth annual Connecticut. Dream…

We Need to Give Low-Income Kids a Chance at High-Tech Futures, and After-School Programs Can Help

We Need to Give Low-Income Kids a Chance at High-Tech Futures, and After-School Programs Can Help

(Education Post, 8/28/17) STEM education—science, technology, engineering, and math—has become a national priority. STEM jobs are among the fastest-growing and highest-paying jobs in America, and nearly 80 percent of all new jobs created nationwide over the next decade will require STEM skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, perseverance…

Congressman Larson encourages CCAT Young Manufacturers Academy students to become pioneers

Congressman Larson encourages CCAT Young Manufacturers Academy students to become pioneers

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Aug. 15, 2017 — Pointing to a future of manufacturing opportunities in the state of Connecticut, U.S. Rep. John Larson (CT-1) urged East Hartford and South Windsor students attending a program at Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) to attain skills and jobs that will make…

The ‘Code Like a Girl’ Congressional Bill Wants to Close Tech Education’s Gender Gap

(Observer, 7/21/17) Women are vastly underrepresented in tech industries, earning only 28 percent of computer science degrees. This disparity can be traced back to K-12 education, where boys are nearly twice as likely as girls to take a computer science course. how many co-sponsors, what committeeThankfully Congress is starting to realize the scope of…