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NYSCI 50th anniversary commemoration

Seth Dubin, Chairman Emeritus, New York Hall of Science, introduces NYSCI’s 50th anniversary at the 2014 NYSCI Gala by remembering it’s roots. NYSCI 50th anniversary commemoration from NYSCI on Vimeo.

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NYSCI Honors Two Leaders of STEM

Earlier this week, NYSCI’s 2014 Evening of Science and Inspiration honored two prominent business leaders who are committed to advancing STEM education and workforce development. Denise Ramos, the chief executive of ITT Corp, received the Distinguished Leadership Award for her leadership in establishing diversity throughout…

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NYSCI Gala: Honoring Denise Ramos

On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, NYSCI will be hosting its annual Gala, An Evening of Science and Inspiration, at Cipriani 42 in Manhattan. As a preview, we will be profiling our honorees here on NYSCI’s website. Listed as one of Fortune Magazine’s Biz Person of the Year, NYSCI…

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NYSCI Gala: Honoring Jeanne Sullivan

On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, NYSCI will be hosting its annual Gala, An Evening of Science and Inspiration, at Cipriani 42 in Manhattan. As a preview, we will be profiling our honorees here on NYSCI’s website. NYSCI is proud to honor Jeanne M. Sullivan with the Vision…

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NYSCI Gala: Honoring Shakuntala (Devi) Gopal

On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, NYSCI will be hosting its annual Gala, An Evening of Science and Inspiration, at Cipriani 42 in Manhattan. As a preview, we will be profiling our honorees here on NYSCI’s website. At this year’s gala, NYSCI is pleased to honor and bestow…

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NYSCI Gala: Honoring Alan Friedman (1942 – 2014)

On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, NYSCI will be hosting its annual Gala, An Evening of Science and Inspiration, at Cipriani 42 in Manhattan. As a preview, we will be profiling our honorees here on NYSCI’s website. Alan Friedman was in love with science, but what he loved…

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Urban Advantage Family Science Day breaks attendance records

If you were at NYSCI on October 26 and noticed it was unusually jam-packed with families enjoying the activities, the annual Urban Advantage Family Science Day kicked-off at NYSCI and welcomed families back to school and back to science! Urban Advantage provides these families access to eight science-rich cultural institutions…

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Maker Lab Series

NYSCI in partnership with National Grid has created a Maker Lab series for elementary and middle school students at the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens in Richmond Hill, Queens. The Maker Lab series, led by NYSCI staff, will consist of five workshops where…

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Stained Glass feature on the Great Hall, 1965

Last weekend, a few hundred people had a look behind the curtain on the nearly-finished restoration of the Great Hall.  (The scaffolds are down!) There was much discussion about the dalle de verre panels and the care that has gone into their repair. In spring…

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Fall Make Academy Begins

Thirty 5th and 6th graders are gathering today at NYSCI to experiment, design, build and invent at Make Academy. The fall after-school program runs weekly until mid-December and also includes a session for 7th and 8th graders. Students will take items apart to see how…

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Take the LIRR to World Maker Faire

Long Island Rail Road will be providing train service to Mets-Willets Point Station during World Maker Faire weekend. Trains will run every 30 minutes from approximately 8 am until 8 pm. The first eastbound trains leaves Penn Station at 8:18 am and arrives at Mets-Willets…

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NYSCI Village at World Maker Faire

With World Maker Faire just days away, NYSCI staff are putting the final touches on their maker projects that will be exhibited at the Faire. Stop by the Faire’s NYSCI Village (located in Rocket Park) to engage in hands-on activities and to see the imaginative…

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World’s Fair Exhibits in the Hall of Science

More on the occasion of our 50th Birthday. Yesterday, we looked at Wallace Harrison’s iconic Great Hall. Today, let’s look downstairs at what is today known as our Central Pavilion. The galleries were put beneath the main structure due to the soil conditions at the…

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Wallace Harrison’s “Cathedral of Science”

“At a time when science vies with religion in explaining the mysteries of the universe, this is an oddly significant architectural twist.” So wrote Ada Louise Huxtable about Wallace Harrison’s Hall of Science. Harrison said he was simply looking for a new way to build…

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Turning Flagging Tape into Art

Beginning September 12, NYSCI will be home to artist Dick Esterle’s newest endeavor, Scattered Light, a colorful piece that plays with space, light, color and perception. Scattered Light consists of 528 26-foot lengths of fluorescent orange and pink flagging tape, which is commonly used in…

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NYSCI Wins Pinnacle Award

NYSCI’s educational programs have been recently recognized by the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) for their high quality of educational content and exceptional skill at program delivery. The Virtual Visit program has won a Pinnacle Award for the 2013-14 school year. Virtual visits…

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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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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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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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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. Collectively, these are the NYSCI Noticing Tools™. While the many apps we are creating promote exploration of…

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