Approximately 300 Connecticut high school students recently took part in workshops on science technology, engineering and math at Quinnipiac University.
They also learned about six skills — information literacy, collaboration, communication, creativity and innovation, problem-solving and responsible citizenship — as they relate to experiences beyond high school, according to a press release. Jon Gelfuso, a senior mechanical engineering student at Quinnipiac, discussed his research and developing a touch feedback device for nurse training.
Throughout the day, sessions were offered to the students, including biochemistry and technology, game design and development, software design process, biomedical engineering and prosthetics and engineering design process, according to Quinnipiac.
University faculty and staff from the Skills21 at Education Connection led the workshops from Jan. 12 to 15 as a way to engage high school students throughout Connecticut.