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Premie Ramcharran

Administrator, Accounts Receivable, HR & Purchasing (718) 699-0005 ext. 311 pramcharran@nysci.org

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Stephen Uzzo

Vice President, Science and Technology (718) 595-9177 suzzo@nysci.org Dr. Uzzo does research and development of public programs and experiences on complex science; as well as development and instruction for pre-service teacher education and certification graduate programs. He is currently Principle Investigator for Connected Worlds, a…

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Howard Heitler

Support Engineer/SciPlay – Special Projects (718) 683.9361 hheitler@nysci.org Howard is responsible for implementation and support of the NYSCI desktop experience. He is also team lead for supporting special projects and technical needs for SciPlay. Howard is a graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology with…

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Laura Rodriguez-Costacamps

Project Manager/Curriculum Designer, SciPlay (718) 699.0005 ext. 335 lrodriguez@nysci.org Laura Rodriguez-Costacamps is the Project Manager & Curriculum Designer at SciPlay where she works on projects and programs that leverage kids’ play and playful activities to teach and learn science. Laura received her B.A. in Physics…

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Kiryn Haslinger Hoffman

Vice President for Institutional Advancement (718) 595-9173 khoffman@nysci.org Kiryn Haslinger Hoffman leads NYSCI’s fundraising and advancement efforts. Prior to joining NYSCI in 2014, Kiryn served as head of development at the New York Academy of Sciences. There, she led the ground-up redesign of the organization’s…

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Victoria Winters

Research Fellow, SciPlay (718) 699-0005 vwinters@nysci.org Victoria Winters has a B.S. in physics and applied mathematics, and a M.S. in physics from the University of California at Riverside. Before pursuing STEM education research, Victoria helped develop data analysis software for neutron scattering experiments and taught…

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Dustin Growick

Science Instructor (718) 699-0005 ext. 559 dgrowick@nysci.org Dustin Growick is a Science Instructor at NYSCI who has spent the better part of the last decade sharing his enthusiasm for science and curiosity with the world. Although Dustin wears myriad hats in the Education Services department,…

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Lee Livney

Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs (718)699-0005 ext. 303 llivney@nysci.org Lee works with NYSCI’s leadership and programmatic teams to research, develop, write, and administer foundation, corporate, and government grants for the institution. He previously served as Manager of Program Development and Federal Grants at the…

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More Photos of the Space Park and the Hall of Science construction underway

As shown in this previous post, the World’s Fair opened with the Hall of Science still under construction. But the Space Park was on full display. Here are a few more photos of the Hall of Science in progress.            …

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Dan Wempa

Vice President, External Affairs (718) 595-9151 dwempa@nysci.org Dan Wempa is vice president of external affairs. He leads the teams that focus on audience development, communications, public programs, government affairs and strategic partnerships. He started at NYSCI in 2002 as a foundation and corporate relations officer….

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Ellen Wahl

Director of Youth Development and Entrepreneurship (718) 699-0005 Ext. 345 ewahl@nysci.org Ellen Wahl is the director of youth development and entrepreneurship and oversees the Science Career Ladder, which has a dual focus on the career development of NYSCI’s Explainers, and facilitating the visitor experience on the…

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Eric Siegel

Director and Chief Content Officer (718) 595-9117 esiegel@nysci.org Eric Siegel is director and chief content officer at NYSCI where he leads the program, exhibition development, science and technology functions. He has been in senior roles in art and science museums for over 30 years and…

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Happy 50th Anniversary, 1964-65 World’s Fair

The 1964-65 World’s Fair opened 50 years ago today.  But the Hall of Science did not. The Hall of Science was not in the original plan for the World’s Fair. It’s inclusion at the Fair came after a prolonged political struggle between a group of…

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Current Science: November 2, 1966

Alongside articles on the Earth’s wagging tail and predictions of rings around Neptune a “few” years in the future, Current Science noted the opening of the Hall of Science in their November 2, 1966 issue. We found this copy in our archive. Of note, the…

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If You Tilt This Game, Will It Explode?

(click image to enlarge) “An “atomic playground” where children can learn about nuclear fission, and a nuclear reactor which can be used by university professors to perform experiments are to become part of a $7,500,000 science museum at the 1964-65 World’s Fair site in Flushing…

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“Inside the Hall of Science, we found instant bedlam”

Even on a cold, raw, rainy day, when the Daily News visited the Hall of Science in January of 1967, Jo Martin found “goggle-eyed parents and children all thoroughly soaked but intently studying” the rockets outside.  Inside the Hall, “instant bedlam” was the scene.   Read…

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Robin Robin

Vice President of Human Resources 718-699-0005 ext. 329 rrobin@nysci.org Robin L. Robin is vice president of human resources for NYSCI. She is leading the change effort at NYSCI, focusing on establishing the human resources function, and working with directors to refocus and reorganize their departments through…

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Sylvia Perez

Vice President of Education Services 718-595-9196 sperez@nysci.org Sylvia Perez is vice president of education services and oversees all of NYSCI’s student programs including student workshops and after school programs, as well as a vast array of professional development programs for teachers. She is responsible for…

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Thinker Behind the Museum

  (Francis Miller with a student visitor at the Hall of Science, circa 1967.) Francis Miller was the first Executive Director of the Hall of Science.  He oversaw operations in the Transportation area at the 1964-65 World’s Fair, which included the Hall of Science. He…

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The Weird-Looking Science Hall

  We can only guess what became of those transparencies. The Stars & Stripes feature was excerpted in an earlier post. Here are two of the photos that appeared in the article. The Great Hall has been called everything from futuristic to medieval.  To The…

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