A June 13, article, by Gregory Zeller, in Innovate Long Island, entitled, "New home, new partners for ambitious STEAM startup" describes that We Connect the Dots "may have found a permanent home – and has definitely identified some promising partners on its STEAM-powered mission." Zeller wrote: "The registered 501(c)3, intent on leveling the technological playing field for underprivileged students via extracurricular science, mathematics, engineering, art and math activities, is now occupying 2,500 square feet in Syosset, carved out of a larger commercial space swimming with children’s programs."
“It’s a really good space for us,” Zeller wrote, quoting WCTD Executive Director, Laurie Carey, “It’s kind of a destination location for parents seeking new and interesting programs for their kids." The article also announces that the new facility will encompass "the Nebula Academy, WCTD’s for-profit arm," describing that Nebula, "focuses on teaching 18-and-older college students and transitioning professionals the ins and outs of Amazon Web Services." Zeller quoted Laurie Carey again, who stated that the skills obtained by students of the for-profit organization can see increases in, "their annual salary potential by as much as $30,000," and, “'paying our rent' in the new Syosset space."
WCTD Benefit-July 12th
As part of the new initiatives surrounding the new space described in the Innovate LI article, WCTD is holding a "Building STEAM Benefit”. We will be sharing images of the plans for the new space, and an opportunity to experience the professional development programs that will be offered in the center, as well as membership opportunities. The evening will provide participants fun educational activities as they explore mixed reality with the HoloLens. Experience what the new center will look like when construction is completed this fall, through a Virtual Reality tour with Oculus Rift.
We hope you will support our mission and be a part of the event on July 12th.
Please CLICK ON THIS LINK or on the button above to complete our brief form and contact a member of our team. We would be happy to answer any questions about the upcoming event, about the new facilities, and about all of WCTD’s and the Nebula Academy’s exciting learning opportunities and strategic alliances.