Upcoming Events

2017 Materials & Manufacturing Summer Teachers’ Institute

July 25 – 27, 2017

This is a 3-day professional development workshop designed to acquaint science teachers with real-life applications of STEM skills in today’s manufacturing environment. In the past, this workshop has been extremely successful in providing a comprehensive, first-hand-look at various forms of industry. In 2016 we introduced a new approach: the Materials and Manufacturing Summer Teachers’ Institute 2.0!

This newly designed workshop continues to educate teachers on today’s manufacturing environment, but also gives educators the opportunity to be completely submerged in the industrial process. Teachers learn about the methods of manufacturing with heat, brass and plastics, and use state-of-the-art machinery to design and build their own hammer. With the ability to use resources from both Southern Connecticut State University and Platt Technical High School, the Materials and Manufacturing Summer Teachers’ Institute 2.0 is a comprehensive, hands-on, unparalleled experience for everyone involved.

Teachers will learn from industry professionals about today’s demands in the manufacturing industry. Come network with fellow educators from across CT, CEOs of local companies, and members of the CT Department of Education. Participants will spend 2 days at Platt Technical High School in Milford, gaining hands-on experience with manufacturing equipment. Teachers will be creating their own Magical Mystical STEM Machine!


Participants to receive a stipend for the three days, a Certificate of Completion, and the completed manufacturing project. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Each lunch will have a networking panel discussion.

This workshop is open to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers grades 7-12. If space permits, others are welcome.

REGISTRATION: Spaces are limited, so register today!


2017 Materials and Manufacturing Summer Teachers Institute Event Flyer

Check out photos from the 2016 M&M workshop!



New Haven Science Fair: MENTORS NEEDED

The New Haven Science Fair is looking for volunteers to mentor New Haven public school students Pre­‐K through 12th grade with their science fair experiments. Mentors typically volunteer once a week, for 1hr to 1.5hr. They will work in the classroom with teachers helping students understand the scientific method. Students and teachers need help in the early stages of researching and defining their projects, and to recognize the reality of what is a manageable, beneficial, and applicable research project. For more information about the science fair, visit

If you are interested to help in any way, please or go online HERE and  fill  out  the  “Application  for Mentors”  The application lets us find a proper match using availability, location, and discipline criteria, and we will contact you once a match is made. If you have additional questions contact the New Haven Science Fair Mentor Coordinator, at (203) 782-4375 or by e-mail at nhsciencefair@gnhcc.com.