Monthly Archives: February 2011

Weekend Workshops: February 12th and 13th

Members Workshop: Pinewood Derby Racers

We know wheels. We have tools and experience that can
help you construct your Pinewood Derby racer well.

You Must Be a Member.
You Must Bring Your Own Pinewood Derby Kit.

Limited to 15 reservations each day.

You must call to reserve a place (203.777.1833)

Member Fee: $12

Saturday February 12th, 1 – 2:30 pm

Sunday February 13th, 1 – 2:30 pm

Dens can make other reservations at other times.  These are the ONLY open sessions for members in 2011.


Open Workshop: Electric Hearts

While Eli Whitney mastered waterpower here in 1820,
Dane Hans Christian Ørsted  discovered a connection
between electricity and magnetism.
The connection became the heart of the electric motor.

Construct a coil that will make magnets (and hearts) move.
Battery included.

Work and concept accessible and engaging for children
at almost any age.

Fee: $10, $8 for members

Saturday February 12th, 1 – 2 pm

Sunday February 13th, 1 – 2 pm

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Doodle for Google

Register by March 2nd for Google’s competition where K-12 students are invited to redesign Google’s homepage logo.  Those entered have a chance to win a $15,000 college scholarship, and a $25,000 technology grant for their school among other things.

2010’s Grades 10-12 winning entry: Bevan Schiffli from Highlands, North Carolina.

Find out more or enter here.

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PKN: Wednesday 2.9.11

In 1799, Eli Whitney was a founding member of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences. It was a forum for new ideas:  rich ideas that crossed disciplines and professions.

It’s still active.  The nation’s 3rd oldest learned society.

Pecha Kucha Night is a public forum for new ideas in a short form: art, design, entrepreneurial vision distilled into 20 slides, 20 seconds each: inspiration in 6 minutes 40 seconds. We believe fresh ideas are more important than ever.
Bentara, 76 Orange Street, New  Haven
Wednesday, February 9  6:00 pm-7:45 pm

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Design Challenge Results


From left to right, top to bottom:

Kei Ohdera, Alex Mahler Haug, Nathan Brownstein,  Josh Cantor, Aru Rajeevan, Corrine Huhnke, Maegan Rodriguez and DJ Johnson,
Abigail Bauer, Briggs Harlan, Alex Buhimschi, Adena Coste, and Michael Richmond

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