Explainers

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World Maker Faire 2014: Explainer TV explores NYSCI Village

Meet NYSCI Explainers and learn about some of the fun, engaging activities of NYSCI Village at World Maker Faire.

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Science Career Ladder Alumni

We want to follow up with the extraordinary group of people who started their careers as Explainers in the Science Career Ladder program at NYSCI. We’d like to find out what you are doing now. If you haven’t already, please join our Explainer Alumni Network…

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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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Explainer Spotlight: Yessenia Bautista

Meet Yessenia. Here’s her story of transitioning from self-described “rebel” to future medical professional. Meet more of our Explainers here.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Explainer TV

An SCL Institute initiative, Explainer TV engages Explainers in learning digital media production that highlights the Explainers, science, and NYSCI. Explainers become video producers and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) advocates as they learn video production skills. They create short videos, beginning with storyboarding, writing, interviewing, lighting,…

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The Science Career Ladder: 1986 – 2010

Download Report   This report documents the development and dissemination of the Science Career Ladder (SCL), the signature program of NYSCI. Its intent is to inform other museums interested in starting or enhancing their own Explainer programs, and to add to knowledge in the informal…

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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: Akash Sharma

Meet Akash Sharma… Explainer, photographer, future museum director and recipient of this year’s Top of the Ladder Award for his outstanding work as part of NYSCI’s Science Career Ladder.   Meet more of our Explainers here.

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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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Careers at Google: STEM ​Career ​night ​at NYSCI​

Join us at 4pm EST to catch the live stream discussion on Google Hangout with panelists from Google and NYSCI’s Explainers.

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Explainer Spotlight: Ema Araya

Ema knew from the start that working in a science museum was the right decision. She has always been interested in science and is currently majoring in biology. But in spite of the advanced science courses she had been exposed to, Ema soon realized just…

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Explaining Science: An Intro to the Science Career Ladder

The New York Hall of Science’s signature education program, the Science Career Ladder, is a model for teacher preparation. The SCL recruits young men and women from across New York City and provides them with essential 21st Century skills. They work as Explainers and are…

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