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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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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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SUBMERGE! NYC Marine Science Festival

NYSCI has partnered with Hudson River Park to bring a free science festival to New York City residents. SUBMERGE! NYC Marine Science Festival is a daylong festival devoted to understanding our coastal waters. This inspiring day of interactive science will take place on the waterfront…

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NYSCI and University of Wisconsin-Madison Collaborate on New Project

Leaning over a multitouch table, middle schoolers examine a digital underwater environment, shifting blocks across the screen and building lures to capture computerized fish. While the game introduces engineering principles and logic through an entertaining vehicle, the surface of the table is only half the…

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Caroline Placzek at the White House Science Fair

On May 27, Caroline Placzek, a NYSCI Maker Space resident and former Explainer, attended the 2014 White House Science Fair. Caroline has worked at NYSCI for six years as an Explainer, and most recently as a Maker Space resident through the Science Career Ladder Institute….

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New Report Highlights Urgent Need for Ocean Science Literacy

Threatened coastlines, resource depletion and environmental health are urgent concerns for us all. These ocean-related issues have direct impacts on the lives of humans, however, our understanding of the ocean, known as ocean literacy, remains elusive. NYSCI assembled a diverse consortium of scientists, educators and…

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Explainer Spotlight: Nancy Portillo

Nancy Portillo works as an Early Childhood Resident at NYSCI. She develops special curricula for kids with ASD. Her mission is to help these children live normal lives.

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Traffic Alert for Saturday, April 12

TRAFFIC ALERT Due to an event in Flushing Meadows Corona Park until 1 pm on Saturday, April 12, we recommend that you take mass transit or allow extra time to get to NYSCI.

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Shannon MacColl

Explainer Spotlight – Shannon MacColl

As a young girl, Shannon wanted to invent a bus-boat-plane to provide transportation for people with disabilities. At that time, she didn’t realize that design and philanthropy would be a part of her life. Now she works at the New York Hall of Science as…

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Todd Narasuwan

Explainer Spotlight – Todd Narasuwan

The Science Career Ladder doesn’t always take Explainers on a path to Science. In Todd’s story, working at the New York Hall of Science whipped him into shape and boosted his confidence to a level where he will succeed in any career.

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STEM Integration

To increase student learning, new reform initiatives are emphasizing connections between and among STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects. But there has been little research on how best to integrate the subjects or what factors would make this approach most successful. A new report…

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New iBook: False Conviction now available

NYSCI has just produced an iBook that will change how you view the role of science in the legal system. False Conviction: Innocence, Guilt & Science focuses on real cases in which eyewitness accounts, confessions and crime lab tests led to false convictions, and where…

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Meet an Experience Designer

It takes a lot of work – and a lot of people – to make a new museum exhibit. Peggy Monahan is one of the people behind our new Design Lab exhibition opening in June, where museum visitors can engage in activities, experiments and challenges….

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Snow Day today! NYSCI is closed.

Unfortunately NYSCI will be closed between 10 am – 6 pm today due to the snowstorm. But we hope you stay safe and warm, enjoy the snow, and tomorrow we will be open again at our regular hours. How will you spend your snow day?

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Parminne Pitamber

Explainer Spotlight: Parminne Pitamber

This is the Story of Parminne Pitamber. She began working at the Hall of Science as an Explainer and fell in love with Education. Later she became a Science Coach Resident. As a Resident, she makes it possible for teachers to have hands-on science lessons…

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Caroline Placzek

Explainer Spotlight: Caroline Placzek

Caroline is a Senior Explainer at the New York Hall of Science. While working for the museum, she gained a passion for teaching. And after her weight loss, she gained passion for nutrition and healthy living. These events inspired her to pursue a career as…

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Mohsin Raza

Explainer Spotlight: Mohsin Raza

Meet Mohsin Raza a former Senior Explainer at NYSCI with his heart set at reaching new heights. His experience at NYSCI has amplified his passion for science. Where will he go next? The sky is the limit!

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Explainer Spotlight: Brittany Roopnarine

Meet Brittany Roopnarine, an Explainer at the New York Hall of Science. Although she is young, she knows that she wants to work in STEM and there should be more women in science.

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Brandan Lucas

Explainer Spotlight: Brandan Lucas

Meet Brandan Lucas. He is a Digital Learning Resident at the New York Hall of Science. He leads and develops online lessons for people and classes who can not physically enter our museum.

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