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World Maker Faire 2013

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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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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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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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 here at NYSci. She’s studying to become an Anesthesiologist. And the Science Career Ladder is helping her develop communication skills to stand out in the medical field.

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Make Academy Continues to Build Creativity

Make Academy has been going on for almost a month and they have made a lot of progress. Each week focuses on workshops that encourage campers to create, design, and tinker with real tools from everyday materials. Some of the exciting activities include an in…

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“This Is The Physics Lesson Of The Future”

Fast Company checked in with NYSCI’s Harouna Ba and Local Projects’ Jake Barton as they tested the latest prototype of our soon-to-be-available Physics app. “I think sometimes technology does a better job of showing [physics] than actually having someone talk about the concept,” Ba says….

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World Maker Faire: Get Involved

For two days in September the northwest corner of the largest park in Queens will become the site of the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, World Maker Faire! There are many ways to get involved, whether you’re looking for volunteer experience or want to…

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The Innovation Institute

This week, 23 Explainers are participating in the Innovation Institute, a new program at NYSCI that guides young people through the process of invention. The teenagers will spend the next 15 months going through the entire process of inventing a device, software or other technology….

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GROOVE Camp

Sixty girls, aged 11–14, are measuring, designing and dancing their way to healthier choices. It’s all part of NYSCI’s GROOVE program, a free camp related to health and wellness education. During the three-week camp, the girls will work together on hands-on science activities, measure their…

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NYSCI Director Receives ASTC Award

Eric Siegel, NYSCI’s director and chief content officer, has been awarded the Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Award for Exceptional Leadership in the Field by the Association of Science – Technology Centers (ASTC). Eric has been with NYSCI since 1997 and has been in senior…

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Girls First Digital Studio

These young girls have worked very diligently to show that they have an amazing ability to not only design, but impress everyone with their projects. These digital designers are part of Girls First Studio and Girl Scouts NYC. They have been using the New World…

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Maker Camp Summer 2014 blasts off today!

Grab your rockets and get ready to blast off! NYSCI is hosting Maker Camps Virtual Summer Camp. First activity for the day at 2 pm is how to create your own milk carton rockets. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin will be dropping by to talk about his trip…

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Latest Make It Home Challenge: Lego Light

We have another entry to the Make It At Home Challenge! This one comes from Logan who built his luminescent night light out of Legos. We love how he created a pattern of alternating clear and opaque bricks. Bet this makes some cool shadows. Great work Logan!…

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World Maker Faire Tickets

Tickets are on sale for World Maker Faire. Get them here. NYSCI Members can get World Maker Faire tickets for 50% off. Not a member? Join today.

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“Genevieve” Mars Rover Visits White House for First Time

Last week, NYSCI’s Mars Rover, named “Genevieve”, visited the White House as part of the first White House Maker Faire. Genevieve is one of two robotic rovers that are used in our Search for Life Beyond Earth exhibition. The rovers were built by the Beatty sisters–Camille…

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MASTER Program

Fifteen teaching residents were tinkering at Design Lab today as part of a program called MASTER – Math and Science Teacher Residency Program. MASTER is a collaboration between NYSCI, Hunter College, and New Visions for Public Schools and is funded by the National Science Foundation….

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Celebrate Father’s Day at NYSCI with Free Admission for Dad!

Looking for a fun place to celebrate Father’s Day? Spend the special day at NYSCI and Dad will receive complimentary admission! Just print out the “Dad Card” below and present it at the ticketing desk for complimentary admission. You can also simply show it on…

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Scientific Inquiry as a Time Machine

In late May, 20 high school students spent a Saturday at NYSCI conducting hands-on activities for museum visitors. Activities included a self-inflating balloon, dry ice bubbles, elephant toothpaste and more. The event was part of an apprenticeship program with ExpandEd called Scientific Inquiry as a…

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