Category: Education

From Norwalk to NASA research: Emma Dolan’s WCSU degree helps her reach the stars

DANBURY, CT – When SpaceX-30 launches from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in March 2024, all eyes will turn skyward as the rocket ascends toward the International Space Station.  Western Connecticut State University 2021 Biochemistry graduate Emma Dolan might be watching more closely than most, because her research on fluid dynamics will be onboard in the mission’s…

Norwalk Public Schools Secures $135,000 Grant to Continue Providing Mental Health Services For Students Throughout the Summer

Norwalk, CT – The need for mental health supports for school-aged children doesn’t disappear when the bell rings on the final day of classes. Norwalk Public Schools was recently awarded $135,000 in state grants funded through the Summer Mental Health Supports Grant Program to provide necessary mental health services for our students outside of the…

Governor Lamont signs legislation requiring completion of personal financial management course to graduate from high school

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Thursday announced that he has signed into law legislation approved by the Connecticut General Assembly during the recently adjourned session that requires students to complete a half-credit course in personal financial management and financial literacy in order to graduate from Connecticut public high schools. It also adds personal…

WCSU celebrates 120 years

DANBURY, CT – For 120 years, Western Connecticut State University’s legacy has been important to the greater Danbury area and beyond. The public university has produced thousands of graduates who have mostly stayed in the area and contributed to its economic and social success while pursuing fruitful careers as educators, nurses, scientists, mental health counselors,…

Norwalk resident among the winners of the American Medical Student Association and the ABIM Foundation’s ‘Building Trust Essay Contest’

Elina Kurkurina, of Norwalk, a second-year student at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, has been selected as one of six winners of the Building Trust Essay Contest sponsored by the American Medical Student Association and the ABIM Foundation. The winners were chosen for their portrayals of the misinformation that…

Norwalk, CT – The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk and The Greens Ledge Light Preservation Society today announced a new series of public cruises starting in June that include an exclusive tour of the recently-restored lighthouse located off the coast of Norwalk. “Greens Ledge Lighthouse is always a point of interest for our guests on our…

Connecticut Odyssey of the Mind state tournament inspires audiences with creativity

WESTON, CT – Connecticut Odyssey of the Mind (CTOM) brought creativity to life this past weekend, hosting its 2023 CTOM Tournament at Southern Connecticut State University. On March 18th, over 45 teams of students from grades Kindergarten through 12th grade participated in the CTOM creative problem-solving competition. Imagine trying to build an original team-made vehicle…

Governor Lamont announces $11.5 million to continue Connecticut’s popular Summer Enrichment Program for next two years

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont and Education Commissioner Charlene M. Russell-Tucker today announced that the Connecticut State Department of Education is releasing $11.5 million from its share of federal American Rescue Plan Act funds to continue its highly successful Summer Enrichment Program in summer 2023 and summer 2024. The governor proposed the creation of…