Women In Science

Every year The Petit Family Foundation, in conjunction with The Connecticut Science Center, draws attention to the accomplishments of women in the sciences and endeavors to inspire girls and young women to pursue collegiate and career interests in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). 

The Petit Family Foundation has joined with the Science Center as a Founding Sponsor of the Science Center’s Celebrating Women in Science Initiative, a two-year effort to raise the profile of women in the sciences.

“An Evening Honoring Women in Science” Event

Bound by our commitment “to foster the education of young people, especially women in the sciences,” this annual event, held at the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford, honors a select group of women known to be at the top of their scientific field. 

Guests are encouraged to explore the exciting multi-level, hands-on exhibits, participate in a Silent Auction, engage in lively conversation, and enjoy fabulous food and beverages.