Minds in Motion workshop comes to HCC

November 14, 2016 GMT

BRIDGEPORT -The Connecticut Association for the Gifted and the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center at Housatonic Community College are teaming up to host Minds In Motion workshops next month.

The event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at Housatonic, located on Lafayette Boulevard. It is designed for students in grades K-12.

High school students will be able to participate in workshops offered by the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center at HCC. Examples of workshops offered for high school students are: ‘The Amazing Human Skeletal System’, ‘Solar Energy and Arrays’, ‘Bacterial Fingerprints!’ and ‘Chain Reaction!’ where the students will design and engineer a Rube Goldberg machine.


At the K-8 level, there will be ’Engineering with LEGO’s, ‘Knots and Survival in Nature’ ‘Math Jeopardy’ ‘Fun with Improv,’ ‘How to be an Entrepreneur!’, ‘Game On!’ as well as ‘The Amazing Human Skeletal System’ and ‘Solar Energy and Arrays’.

Bill Derry, former Director of Innovation at the Westport Public Library, will give the keynote address on ‘Learning through Play and Imagination’.

The event includes adult workshops for parents as well. To learn more go to www.ctgifted.org.

The cost for Bridgeport students is $10, $5 for siblings. For non-Bridgeport students, the CAG member rate is $20 per child, and for non-members $25 per child for the whole afternoon. Financial aid is available upon request. The registration deadline is November 30. Space is limited, classes are assigned on a first-come, first served basis.