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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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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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World Maker Faire 2014

Buy Early Bird Tickets       The fifth-annual World Maker Faire returns September 20 – 21, 2014 A festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, World Maker Faire showcases what people are making and provides a forum to learn by sharing knowledge and experience. 600 makers…

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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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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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Honorary Doctorate Recipient Margaret Honey

Congratulations to NYSCI’s President and CEO, Margaret Honey, for receiving an honorary doctorate from Bank Street Graduate School of Education. Bank Street College, located in New York City, is an internationally recognized leader in early childhood education, a pioneer in improving the quality of classroom…

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The Physicist Who Saved the Hall of Science

We launched the NYSCI Archives almost two months ago with a look back at 1966 when the Hall of Science reopened as a permanent museum following the World’s Fair. Two weeks ago, we looked back even further to 1964 and the opening of the Fair,…

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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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