NYSCI Wins Pinnacle Award

Monthly archive for August2014

NYSCI Wins Pinnacle Award

NYSCI has been recognized by CILC for our high quality educational content and exceptional skill at program delivery.

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Makers Announced for World Maker Faire

The roster of more than 700 makers who will be at World Maker Faire on September 20 and 21 has just been announced! Popular areas of interest include personal drones, wearables, 3D printing, humanoid robots, young makers, hackerspaces and makerspaces, and much more. All makers…

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Oztoc Tutorial

Oztoc is a digital game at NYSCI that introduces engineering principles and logic. To play the game, visitors shift wooden blocks on a multitouch table. The blocks represent batteries, LEDs, resistors and timers, and the players must figure out how to use the blocks to…

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Scattered Light

September 12, 2014 – September 13, 2015: An art installation created by Dick Esterle, Scattered Light consists of 528 25-foot lengths of flagging tape.

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Saturn (as part of “Scale Model of the Solar System”)

June 15 – October 12, 2014 View Chris Burden’s Saturn, a metal ball bearing and integral component of “Scale Model of the Solar System,” a Queens-wide public art installation that is part of the Queens Museum’s summer exhibition Bringing the World into the World. The…

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World Maker Faire in images: 2010 – 2013

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NetSci High Begins Fifth Year

High school students participating in the fifth year of the NSF-funded program Network Science for the Next Generation, also known as NetSci High, recently returned from an intensive 10-day workshop at Boston University. The goal of NetSci High is to immerse high school students and…

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Science at the Fairs

The role and use of science in the 1939/40 and the 1964/65 World’s Fairs were emblematic of their respective historical contexts. The representation of science at both Fairs was varied – both presented it simultaneously as rational, magical and beneficial. See photos and images of…

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May ’68: Donovan Speaks at Science Hall

More than 300 superintendents, principals and science guidance advisors come to the Hall of Science for Nuclear Week.   Among those who helped plan Nuclear Week in New York was none other than John Dunning. Read more about the history of NYSCI in our Archives.

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Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland in 3D

Travel to a paradise unlike any other: the Galapagos archipelago.

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NYSCI NOTICING TOOLS: Core Principles

SciPlay and Design Lab have been working hard to create a suite of apps for release in the app store to help support playful and engaging STEM learning.

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Explainer Spotlight: Brittany Roopnarine – Crow Canyon

Brittany just came back from Crow Canyon and here’s the story of her Archaeology Adventure.

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Explainer Spotlight: Justine Wu

Meet Justine Wu, a Senior Explainer at NYSci.

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Apr ’68: Flushing Meadows Science Hall to Be Expanded

Five months after the Hall of Science expansion received the go-ahead from City Planning, Max O. Urbahn Architects was retained to lead the project. An ambiguous start date of “fall or next spring” was reported for start of construction. Emanuel Piore said the new museum…

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Nov ’67: Hall of Science Elects New President

Less than two weeks after the City Planning Commission approved the expansion plan for the Hall of Science, founding President, John Dunning, stepped down from the Board and was succeeded by IBM’s chief scientist,Emanuel Piore. Born in Lithuania, Piore came to the US at age…

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Explainer Spotlight: Yessenia Bautista

Meet Yessenia. Here’s her story of transitioning from self-described “rebel” to future medical professional. Meet more of our Explainers here.

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Luminescent Night Light Code

If you made a Luminescent Night Light at our recent workshop and are interested in the programming that makes it run, we have put the Arduino code online. There are a ton of comments and explanations in there for anyone just getting started with programming….

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The purpose, the plan, and the cost to expand the Hall of Science

Here’s more from the 1966 publicity book promoting the Hall of Science expansion.   Read more about the history of the Hall of Science in the NYSCI Archives.

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