Here is an invite to the Connecticut Technology Community – companies and organizations interested in STEM, to present and exhibitor at the STEM SHOWCASE on Oct. 30:
ALL ORGANIZATIONS MUST BE THERE – WE CAN HELP YOU!
Dear friends in the public and private sectors:
The Consolidated New Britain, Conn. Public School District, with the backing of New Britain Mayor Timothy Stewart, the New Britain School Committee and School Superintendent Dr. Doris Kurtz, is eagerly inviting you to be a presenter and exhibitor at the STEM SHOWCASE on Oct. 30.
This program is now growing into one of the most important showcases of student accomplishments produced for this district in many years. Non-profit STEM ED organizations and corporations that have worked for many years to back STEM ED funding and programming are signing up in large numbers to offer workshops and back the schools with tax-deductible donations in the form of very reasonable payment for table-top exhibit space.
All information on this program is now available on the school home page:
ONLINE REGISTRATION AND ATTENDEE FORMS
Exhibitor and attendee online registration forms* are posted as part of the STEM SHOWCASE advertisement. Approval for online payment is pending. Notices will go out by Tuesday if the district
A WOW EVENT THAT CANNOT BE MISSED!
Top scientists, academics, Academy Award Winners, corporate scientists, toy makers, educators, entertainers – AND OUR STARS … THE CHILDREN OF NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — and many more will be there
The STEM Showcase for the New Britain Consolidated Schools on October 30 is going to be an event like no other, and we really want you to be a part of it. Among those who will be attending and making presentations are the following:
KEYNOTER: Michael Brennan, oceanographer and chief scientist for Bob Ballard’s Nautilus expedition. Ballard found the sunken Titanic.
OTHER NOTABLES AND COMPANIES DONATING THEIR TIME:
Legos, the company that makes those great plastic building blocks, is running a contest for young kids who will be building spaceships.
NASA will represented by Don Lubowich, director of Astronomy Outreach for Hofstra University and developer of his Astronomy and Music Under the Stars and Edible Astronomy programs that take place at parks and music venues throughout the Northeast, will be helping kids, teachers and parents get engaged in space exploration.
Eugene Mamut, Academy Award winner in 1986 for Special Effects with a team from a NY City Studio, will conduct claymation workshops and in the afternoon will present his fabulous lecture with film clips that promotes the technology that support the amazing number of feature films technology produced right here in the Knowledge Corridor.
Amy Zuckerman, author with James Daly of 2030: A Day in the Life of Tomorrow’s Kids will show kids of all ages how we can zoom into a green future. 2030 book has been endorsed by Mr. Star Wars, himself, George Lucas; folk music luminary Pete Seeger, Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont; was listed as No. 1 in the United States by Booklist Online in 2009 for childern’s fiction/science, and was the only children’s book recommended by the Sierra Club for Earth Day 2009. *
Caryl Rivers and Roz Barnett, authors of Same Difference: How Gender Myths are Hurting our Relationships, Our Children and Our Jobs will be represented by Amy Zuckerman. Their premise is that girls have the same aptitude to learn STEM subjects and pursue STEM careers ass boys. Attendees to the STEM SHOWCASE will see Caryl and Roz’ work on live display with the many brilliant girls who have been encouraged by the New Britain educators to pursue STEM ED and careers.
Many teachers, faculty from area Colleges, members of industry and government officials will be on hand to discuss Nature, Science and Technology. There are now over 70 workshops scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. at New Britain High School, Mill Street.
YOU MUST BE WITH US ON OCTOBER 30. WE CAN HELP!
Here are three reasons:
1. The kids win. They are our future and there is nothing more important than insuring their success in the STEM disciplines.
2. Your company wins financially by promoting the schools. You do not have a healthy economy without strong schools.
3. We are showcasing not only the New Britain schools, but the city, the state of Connecticut and the entire Knowledge Corridor as the leader of STEM ED and innovation in the country.
THIS SHOWCASE HAS TREMENDOUS ECONOMIC VALUE FOR THE ENTIRE REGION. MEDIA OUTREACH IS EXTENDING FROM LOCAL TO NATIONAL
YOU CAN ATTEND BOTH THE STEM SHOWCASE AND THE Connecticut Science Teachers Convention
We can help you. The Connecticut Science Teachers convention ends at 4 p.m. Our Showcase continues throughout the day until 8 p.m. If you want to have your materials placed at the Showcase, all you need to do is ship them to Tom Menditto. You can participate under the following terms:
If you simply want to have your materials placed on a table, the cost is $110 (Half Price)
If you want to staff your own table throughout the day, the cost is $220.
If you would like us to staff your table with a volunteer for the day the cost is $330.
ALL PRESENTERS RECEIVE ONE FREE TABLE. WE HAVE ROOM FOR OVER 100.
NOTE: If you participate in New Britain, we are offering you a free table at the upcoming FOOD IS HOT! expo on Dec. 5 at Holyoke (Mass.) Community College. This showcase is to benefit Holyoke Community College and all the state-funded schools in the Knowledge Corridor.
THOSE WHO PUBLICIZE BECOME “PR PATRONS” and receive one free table.
All PUBLIC SCHOOLS receive half price tables. Schools are allowed to fundraise within the confines of their tables.
No matter how you participate it’s a win-win situation for our kids, our schools and for the cities and towns in the Knowledge Corridor.
Tom Menditto, District Coordinator of Science, Technology and Applied Education Consolidated School District of New Britain, and I agree that this has grown beyond our wildest dreams. We are so excited to invite you to participate in any way you can!
Amy Zuckerman Principal, A-Z International Associates Owner, Valleywood (r) Productions www.a-zinternational.com 4 Eaton Court Amherst, MA 01002 Tel: 413-253-4124
* About the Rt. 91 Knowledge Corridor: The brainchild of a business community alliance between Springfield, Mass. and Hartford, Conn., the corridor runs from New Haven to Brattleboro, Vt. and encompasses all of western Massachusetts, the Berkshires, central Massachusetts Albany, N.Y. and environs, and southern New Hampshire