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STEM Night: Using Social Media to Engage in STEM

Join us at our special evening event, STEM Night: Using Social Media to Engage in STEM.

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STEM Nights

STEM Nights are a series of free evening events that feature talks and informal networking with STEM professionals.

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STEM Career Expo

Learn about career resources and opportunities, engage in hands-on activities, and hear from science professionals at our inaugural STEM Career Expo.

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NYSCI Explainers are the future of science innovation

Priya Mohabir, Director of Alan J. Friedman Center for the Development of Young Scientists, discusses STEM opportunities for young people and NYSCI’s Science Career Ladder.

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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.

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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 at NYSci.

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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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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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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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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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Explainer TV

A project under the Friedman Center, Explainer TV engages high school and college students in digital video production that highlights science, NYSCI and our Explainers. These associate producers learn how to create short videos – including storyboarding, scriptwriting, interviewing, lighting, shooting, editing and social media…

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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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