Category: Education

Students interested in STEM fields invited to participate in upcoming WCSU programs

DANBURY, CT – Western Connecticut State University Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Theodora Pinou runs two programs for area middle and high school students interested in learning more about environmental science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs, and both are currently accepting applications. Finding Our Way: An Experiential Watershed Learning Program for Middle…

Dr. Jane Goodall to speak virtually at WCSU public event

DANBURY, CT – Dr. Jane Goodall, the world-renowned ethologist and conservationist, will make a special “Virtual Jane: Hope Through Action” presentation via the Jane Goodall Center for Excellence in Environmental Studies at Western Connecticut State University at noon on Saturday, March 19. The public is invited to participate in Goodall’s talk, and will be able…

Governor Lamont: New evaluation shows Connecticut’s 2021 Summer Enrichment Grants helped reengage students in time for the school year

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Friday said that an evaluation released on the impact of Connecticut’s 2021 Summer Enrichment Grants show that the initiative successfully helped reengage thousands of students in time for the return of in-person learning in the fall, following the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic during the previous school…

Silvermine Summer Art Studio Camps for children and teens

NEW CANAAN, CT – The Silvermine School of Art Summer Camps are back! Offering week-long art camps for students ages 3-17, Silvermine provides extraordinary opportunities for young children and high school students to learn from regionally and nationally known artists—while meeting new friends and having fun on Silvermine’s five-acre campus. Students will gain new skills,…

DANBURY, CT – The Western Connecticut State University Department of Social Sciences will host the Social Sciences Speakers series this spring in conjunction with the Kathwari Honors Program, WCSU International Center, UndocuAlly Task Force and the Racial Justice Coalition. The virtual talks are free and the public is invited. Those interested in participating can email…

Governor Lamont announces plan to eliminate statewide school mask requirement, allow these decisions to be determined at the local level

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is endorsing a plan developed in consultation with Connecticut Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Manisha Juthani and Connecticut State Department of Education Commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker to eliminate the statewide requirement that is in effect as part of Connecticut’s COVID-19 safety protocols for masks to…

Norwalk Public Schools awarded $1.4 million to establish research and data evaluation program

Nearly $2.7 Million in Philanthropic Funding Identified This Year To Help Support Norwalk Students and Educators Norwalk, CT – Norwalk Public Schools is pleased to announce that the district will receive a total of $1.4 million dollars from private funders to establish a comprehensive research and data evaluation program. The new award is funded by…

Housatonic Community College Named Best Community Colleges in Connecticut by Intelligent.com

Higher education resource guide releases the best institution programs for 2022 BRIDGEPORT, CT (December 9, 2021) – Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for online/on-campus program rankings and higher education planning, has included Housatonic Community College to its list of the Best Community Colleges in Connecticut in 2022. The research identifies 15 top programs in the state…

WCSU seeks student applicants for research fellowships in biology

DANBURY, CT – College students interested in pursuing research studies in the field of biology are invited to submit applications to the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program to be offered in 2022 by the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at Western Connecticut State University. Applications are now being accepted from undergraduate students at any higher education institution who…