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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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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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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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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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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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An early pitch for the post-Fair expansion plan

This was the model of the Atomarium unveiled by Mayor Lindsay in 1967. But this publicity book from June of 1966 reveals an earlier concept: Max O. Urbahn replaced Wallace Harrison as the architect. The $7.6 million cost of the original Hall of Science, twice…

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“The need in New York is for greater awareness of… pure and applied science.”

The design unveiled in the spring of 1967–and begrudgingly approved by the City Planning Commission later that year–for an expanded Hall of Science, featuring a live nuclear reactor, was the culmination of planning that began even before the 1964-65 World’s Fair.  The trustees planned to…

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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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Science Hall Wants Visitors

    Read more history of the Hall of Science in the NYSCI Archives.

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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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